Kansas woman reaches $132K settlement over gun sale

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, July 02 2015 Jul 2, 2015 Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:47:36 AM CDT July 02, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas gun dealer sued for selling the shotgun a man used to kill himself and his son has reached a $132,000 settlement.

Elizabeth Shirley sued the owners of a Baxter Springs gun shop, claiming negligence in preventing the 2003 sale of the gun to her husband's grandmother when her husband, Russell Graham, a felon, was at the sale. Graham used the shotgun to kill his son and himself that day.

The Kansas Supreme Court later ruled firearms dealers must use the highest degree of care in preventing gun sales to felons, sending the case back to Cherokee County.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence said Wednesday the case was settled.

A lawyer for the gun dealer says the settlement was for $132,000 and his clients admit no liability.

 

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