Wisconsin gun shop is ordered to pay millions to injured police officers

Here’s something that might actually lead to change in America when it comes to gun violence.

A jury ordered a Wisconsin gun store on Tuesday to pay nearly $6 million to two Milwaukee police officers who were shot and seriously wounded by a gun purchased at the store.

The ruling came in a negligence lawsuit that the officers filed against the owners and operators of Badger Guns. The suit alleged the shop allowed an illegal sale despite several warning signs that should have prompted a store clerk to stop the transaction and know the gun was being sold to a “straw buyer,” or someone who was buying the gun for someone who couldn’t legally do so.

If you can’t get past the LA Times’ paywall, you can read about it here.

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