JUSTICE? Sandy Hook Families Can Continue to Sue Gun Manufacturer, According to Ruling

JUSTICE? Sandy Hook Families Can Continue to Sue Gun Manufacturer, According to Ruling
JUSTICE? Sandy Hook Families Can Continue to Sue Gun Manufacturer, According to Ruling

(RightWing.org) – The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in favor of the relatives and survivors saying victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue lawsuits against Remington Arms.

Remington Arms argued that it should be protected from a 2005 federal law which prevents firearms manufacturers from getting sued when their products are used to commit crimes.

Highlights

  • 26 people were killed at Newton, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.
  • The justices had an earlier ruling of 4-3 allowing the lawsuit to proceed, citing an exemption in the federal law.
  • The lawsuit stated Remington Arms sold dangerous weapons like the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the shooting.
  • The rifle used in the shooting legally belonged to the shooter’s mother.
  • The shooter shot his mother at her home then eventually shot himself before the police arrived at school.

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