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United States

9 September 2004


SEATTLE — The company that made the Bushmaster rifle used in the 2002 Washington-area sniper killing spree and a gun shop agreed to pay $2.5 million in damages to the victims in what lawyers said on Thursday was an unprecedented move by a gunmaker. The settlement for eight victims of the October 2002 shootings was the first of its kind by a gun manufacturer accused of negligent distribution of firearms, said Daniel Vice, an attorney with the Brady Center to Prevent... (

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