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Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook families to sue gun maker Remington Arms


Added 11-12-19 12:18:02pm EST - “The Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a blow to the gun industry Tuesday by permitting a lawsuit to proceed against the maker of the AR-15-style weapon used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary Schoo?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook families to sue gun maker Remington Arms”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a blow to the gun industry Tuesday by permitting a lawsuit to proceed against the maker of the AR-15-style weapon used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 26 dead.

The justices denied a bid from firearms manufacturer Remington Arms, which argued that it should be protected by a 2005 federal law that aims to prevent most lawsuits against gunmakers when their weapons are used in crimes.

The order allowed a survivor and relatives of nine victims of the horrific Dec. 14, 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, to pursue their lawsuit.

The papers, filed in 2014, charged that Remington Arms never should have sold a weapon as dangerous as the Bushmaster AR-15 style rifle to the public.

Then 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza, who also fatally shot his mother, used the rifle to slay 20 first-graders and six educators at the school before he committed suicide.

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