Gun manufacturer, dealer to pay $2 million to DC sniper victims

Bushmaster Firearms and Bull's Eye Shooter Supply have agreed to pay more than $2 million in damages to the victims and families of the 2002 Washington DC-area sniper attacks as part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the survivors with the help of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. In a press release Thursday, the Brady Center calls the agreement a "landmark settlement" in preventing what it described as the gun industry's "hear no evil, see no evil" approach to gun violence. Bushmaster has issued its own statement disputing the Brady Center's claim of victory in the suit, decrying what it calls the group's "anti-gun agenda" and "second tier" legal counsel at the settlement conference. Voice of America has more.

 

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