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Verdict against firearms shop could have far-reaching ramifications

Patrick Dunphy won a nearly $6 million verdict in October for two Milwaukee police officers who were shot during a routine traffic stop. The verdict against the gun shop that sold the weapon used to shoot the officers is being hailed by many throughout the country as being the first of its kind and was particularly remarkable in light of a federal law that, once passed in 2005, granted broad immunity to gun dealers. (Staff photos by Kevin Harnack)

When Patrick Dunphy decided in 2010 to go to bat for two Milwaukee police officers who had been shot in their heads the year before, it scarcely occurred to him that he might play a part in rolling back laws that shield firearm sellers from liability for any harm that results from the misuse of their wares.

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