It was also proved that between 2006 and 2009 more than 1,800 guns purchased from Badger Guns had been used in crimes. Now, the officers’ lawsuit sought nearly $10 million in damages. The jury awarded Norberg $1.5 million and Kunisch $3.5 million. The gun store’s lawyers and staff had maintained that Badger Guns had never intentionally sold weapons to criminals. “There are certain national ramifications to this verdict because as far as I know this is the first time that a retailer has been held liable,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.