A trial over whether a gun shop bears responsibility for selling a weapon that was ultimately used to seriously injure two cops is under way in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee police officer Bryan Norberg and former officer Graham Kunisch accuse Badger Guns, a firearms store in West Milwaukee, of negligence for selling a Taurus handgun on May 4, 2009, to straw buyer Jacob Collins, who in turn gave it to Julius Burton, an 18-year-old with a criminal history, according to reports.
Both Collins and Burton got prison time after Burton allegedly used the firearm to shoot the officers June 9, 2009. Kunisch was struck in the face and lost his left eye.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has filed a lawsuit against Badger Guns on behalf of the officers.