A case in the Milwaukee area is part of a new wave of lawsuits against weapons sellers that accuse them of knowingly permitting illegal sales or of being grossly negligent.
Source: Wisconsin Trial Against Gun Shop to Weigh Obligations of Dealers – The New York Times
UPDATE 10/14/2015. It will be appealed but this jury decision is a strong statement and shows a path to further assaults on the gun lobby and its merchants of death.
A Milwaukee County jury said Badger Guns must pay more than $5 million to two officers wounded by a man wielding a pistol that he had illegally gotten a friend to buy for him at the shop.
Source: Two Officers Were Shot; Wisconsin Store Liable for Gun Sale – The New York Times