A jury in Milwaukee, Wis., has sided today with two police officers in a civil case that claimed a gun store bore some responsibility in the illegal sale of a gun that was later used in their shooting.
Milwaukee police officer Bryan Norberg and former officer Graham Kunisch were seriously wounded in 2009, when Julius Burton shot both of them in their faces as they were stopping him for riding his bike on the sidewalk. The officers said they were left physically and mentally scarred.
Authorities later linked the weapon to Jacob Collins.
Authorities said Burton, a minor at the time, had paid Collins to illegally purchase the gun for him at Badger Guns in a deal called a straw purchase.
Burton pleaded guilty to attempted first degree intentional homicide and is in prison. He was also convicted in the illegal gun purchase. Collins served a two-year sentence after pleading guilty to buying a gun for an underage person.
The jury's verdict is expected to have far-reaching implications.
Man you know this is going to drive the NRA out of their minds.
Which makes it the best news ever.