For Immediate Release
Assistant Director: 202-898-0792.
Brady Center Opposes Attempt to Dismiss Suit Against Badger Guns
WASHINGTON - The Legal Action Project of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today filed a Brief in Opposition to Badger Gun Shop's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two police officers
against the shop. The officers’ suit alleges that Badger illegally
sold a gun that was used to shoot them. Badger’s motion argues that the
federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, adopted by Congress
on behalf of the gun lobby, immunizes it from liability for selling
the gun that was used to shoot Milwaukee police officers Jose Lopez III
and Alejandro Arce, even though that law specifically exempts lawsuits
based on illegal sales.
arm criminals with guns are not --and should not be -- above the law.
After two of Milwaukee’s finest took bullets defending their community,
the least they deserve is to have their day in court."
any gun store in the nation. This case alleges that Badger sold an assault weapon, a flash suppressor, and a large capacity ammunition magazine;
and eight days later, sold the semi-automatic pistol used to shoot the
police officers in an illegal straw sale. A 15-year-old then used the
gun to shoot and injure Officers Arce and Lopez.
filed in the Circuit Court of Milwaukee County. Attorneys with the
Brady Center, as well as Patrick O. Dunphy of the Brookfield, WI law
firm of Cannon & Dunphy, are co-counsel for Officers Arce and Lopez.
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