I saw this posted on THR. I'm guessing Kahr's lawyers thought it would be cheaper to settle than fight. Unfortunately it hands a win to the Brady Bunch. :thumbdown: Market Pulse Archives July 26, 2011, 12:31 p.m. EDT Gun maker Kahr to pay record damage claim 5 By William Spain CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Firearm manufacturer Kahr Arms will pay almost $600,000 to settle a case in which a former employee took a handgun from the company's factory that was later used to shoot two people. The suit was filed by the Brady Center, a gun control advocacy group, which on Tuesday said the payout is the largest ever by a gun manufacturer charged with negligence. The suit involved the shooting death of one man and the wounding of another by a gun taen form the factory by Mark Cronin, a Kahr worker hired despite having a criminal record. "This settlement sends a strong signal to gun manufacturers nationwide that they will pay the consequences for their misconduct if they operate without regard for public safety," said Daniel Vice, senior attorney at the Brady Center's Legal Action Project. "There is much more that gun companies can and must do to prevent the supply of guns to criminals."