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Sandy Hook families' lawsuit against gunmaker can proceed -U.S. court

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Sandy Hook families' lawsuit against gunmaker can proceed -U.S. court

Sandy Hook families' lawsuit against gunmaker can proceed -U.S. court

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.

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Sandy Hook families' lawsuit against gunmaker can proceed -U.S. court

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for a lawsuit to go ahead against Remington - maker of the AR-15 Bushmaster rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre - giving families who lost loved ones in the shooting a chance to hold the gunmaker liable.

The ruling is a major blow to Remington and the gun manufacturing industry, which sought complete immunity.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation - the firearm industry’s trade association - said it was reviewing the decision and neither it nor Remington had any immediate comment.

The families of nine of the victims and one survivor have said Remington, along with a gun wholesaler and local retailer, are partially responsible for the massacre at the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school because they marketed the weapon based on its militaristic appeal.

20-year-old Adam Lanza used the semi-automatic Remington rifle to kill 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7, as well as six adult staff members on Dec.

14, 2012.

He then killed himself.

One of the lawyers for the victims’ families, said in a statement:“The families’ goal has always been to shed light on Remington’s calculated and profit-driven strategy to expand the AR-15 market and court high-risk users, all at the expense of Americans’ safety.

Today’s decision is a critical step toward achieving that goal.” Legal experts have said any appeal of the ruling by the gunmaker would likely be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court.



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