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U.S. court rules families can sue gun maker over Sandy Hook shooting

Firstpost Thursday, 14 March 2019 ()
By Tina Bellon (Reuters) - The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a lawsuit against Remington Outdoor Co Inc to go ahead, giving families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting the chance to pursue their claims in an effort to hold the gunmaker liable. The families of nine of the victims and one survivor have said the manufacturer, along with a gun wholesaler and local retailer, are partially responsible for the carnage at the Newtown, Connecticut, school because they marketed the weapon based on its militaristic appeal. Adam Lanza, 20, used a Remington AR-15 Bushmaster rifle, a semi-automatic civilian version of the U.S
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According to Reuters, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday allowed families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre to sue Remington Outdoor, in a setback to gun makers who have been shielded from liability. The families of nine of the victims said that the manufacturer, along with a...

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