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    In this Sept. 9, 2009 photo, Milwaukee police officer Bryan Norberg, right, and Officer Graham Kunisch talk in their captain's office in Milwaukee. Norberg and Kunisch were both shot on June 9, 2009, by Julius Burton. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    A jury has ordered a gun shop to pay nearly $6 million to two Milwaukee police officers who were seriously wounded when shot by a gun purchased at the store.

    Jurors issued the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit against Badger Guns.

    The lawsuit alleges the store was negligent and should've spotted clear warning signs that the gun was being sold to a "straw buyer," or someone who was buying the gun for someone who couldn't legally do so.

    Officer Bryan Norberg and now-retired Officer Graham Kunisch were both shot in the face by a man they stopped in 2009.

    The issue gained national attention when presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she would push to repeal a George W. Bush-era gun law that Badger Guns' attorneys say protected the store.