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Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers

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  MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A jury has ordered a gun shop to pay nearly $6 million in a lawsuit filed by two Milwaukee police officers who were seriously wounded when shot by a gun purchased at the store.
   Jurors ruled Tuesday that Badger Guns was negligent.
   The lawsuit alleges the store should've spotted warning signs the gun was being sold to a man illegally purchasing the weapon for someone else.
   Officer Bryan Norberg and now-retired Officer Graham Kunisch were shot by a man they stopped in 2009. Jurors awarded Norberg $1.5 million and Kunisch $3.6 million, and ordered the store to pay $730,000 in punitive damages.
   The issue gained national attention when Hillary Rodham Clinton recently said she supported repealing a George W. Bush-era gun law that lawyers said protected Badger Guns.
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