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5: How to "Be a Lighthouse"

Kirsten Englund with her sons, Nick and Andrew Wiegardt

On April 28, 2013, Kirsten Englund was driving up the Oregon coast to visit her son when she decided to stop at an overlook and admire a lighthouse, a touristic detour which should have led only to her taking a few pictures before getting back on the road. Instead, she encountered a mentally disturbed man — a man who should not have possessed had a gun — who shot her to death in an entirely avoidable act of random violence. In today's episode, we examine Kirsten's case and a piece of its legal aftermath: the suit Brady's legal team brought against the firearms dealer who, sight unseen via the internet, sold Kirsten's killer the gun he used to murder her.

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