LEXINGTON, Mo. — A pawn shop that sold a gun to a mentally ill Missouri woman who used it to fatally shoot her father has settled for $2.2 million in a wrongful death case.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced the settlement Tuesday after a hearing.
Wellington resident Janet Delana says she asked Odessa Gun & Pawn in 2012 not to sell a firearm to her schizophrenic daughter.
Her daughter later bought a gun from the store, fatally shot her father and attempted suicide.
Brady Center lawyer Jonathan Lowy says the settlement is the largest since a 2005 federal law shielding gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.
Pawn shop lawyers unsuccessfully argued to the Missouri Supreme Court that the federal law blocks such lawsuits.