Skip to comments.Bushmaster Settles Lawsuit In D.C. Sniper Shootings
Posted on 09/09/2004 9:57:20 PM PDT by Chemist_Geek
Bushmaster Firearms of Windham, Maine, agreed to pay 550-thousand dollars to eight plaintiffs. The gun dealer who supplied the weapon will pay two million.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Victims of the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings and their families have settled claims against the maker of the gun used in the rampage and the store that sold it. The plaintiffs' lawyer says the two-point-five million-dollar agreement will change practices in the firearms industry.
Bull's Eye Shooter Supply of Tacoma, Washington, the gun dealer where the snipers' Bushmaster rifle came from, agreed to pay two million.
A lawyer with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence says the settlement with Bushmaster marks the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay damages to settle claims of negligent distribution of weapons.
A judge will determine how to divide the settlement among two people who were injured in the shootings and the families of six people who were killed.
Lawyer: Bushmaster, Bull's Eye Settle for $2.5 Million in D.C. Sniper Shootings
AP ^ | Sep 8, 2004 | Anon
Posted on 09/08/2004 7:37:36 PM PDT by Pharmboy
It wasn't the guns at fault. It was the shooters. It's a crime that this can happen.
Well, look at the titles. My search on this article's title didn't pick the earlier post up.
The insurance carriers drove the settlement.
I linked the article so that you or others could read some of the comments if you want
Yeah, true. I wanted to point out that I did, indeed, search before posting.
I sure wish Mr. Lincoln were here.