Badger Guns Makes Top Ten List For Guns Traced
WEST MILWAUKEE - A controversial gun store linked to multiple crimes and police shootings is back in the news. Badger Guns is being called one of the top ten crime gun dealers in the nation.
The West Milwaukee gun is the subject of multiple lawsuits police officers injured by guns allegedly sold her here.
Now we are learning federal investigators have traced hundreds of guns back to Badger Guns.
When Milwaukee police officers Graham Kunish and Bryan Norberg were shot and critically injured last year, the gun was traced back to Badger Guns.
Shortly after the shooting Chief Edward Flynn blasted the West Milwaukee gun shop for the number of straw sales.
"They have a business plan that depends on selling guns to criminals," said Flynn in September of 2009
The Washington Post found 1700 firearms recovered by police were traced back to Badger Guns over the past four years. That ranks Badger sixth in the nation down from number three in 2004.
Badger Gun owner Adam Allan tells TODAYSTMJ4 Reporter Charles Benson, "I dont know where they got those crooked numbers." He declined to go on camera because of pending lawsuits. But he did call back to tell us the number of traces this year was 110 not the hundreds suggested by the Post.
Whatever the number, it's too high for public officials and people fed up with crime. Six officers in 2008 and 2009 were shot by guns sold at Badger. Four of them including Kunish and Norberg are suing Badger.
Allan has own the gun store since the end of 2007. Chief Flynn is expected to comment on these new numbers this week.