Jury Finds Gun Shop Liable In Police Officer Murder Case

A jury found Badger Guns negligent Tuesday in the sale of the gun used to shoot two Milwaukee police officers in 2009.

Milwaukee police Officers Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch were shot in the face by Julius Burton in 2009 while on duty.

The lawsuit alleged the store was negligent and should have spotted clear warning signs that the gun was being sold to a “straw buyer,” or someone who was buying the gun for someone who couldn’t legally do so.

The jurors said Badger Guns’ negligence caused the injuries of the officers.

The jury awarded Norberg $1.5 million and Kunisch about $3.5 million, in addition to $730,000 in punitive damages.

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  2. To be fair, there was a lot of evidence that the buyer was buying for someone else:
    The buyer initially put on the forms that he was NOT the one the gun was for. The clerk let him change that.
    The one the gun was for was the one who picked out the gun, not the buyer.
    There was more.
    This seems to me to be a case where the dealer, through the selling clerk, would have had more than a reasonable suspicion that this was a straw purchase (especially when the buyer SAID SO on the form).

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