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Court Revives Sandy Hook Shooting Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer Remington


A Connecticut court ruled Thursday that Remington Outdoor Company can be sued over the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to The Stamford Advocate. The case was ordered back to a trial court, where a survivor and the families of nine victims will be able to bring their argument in front of a jury.

Authorities say Adam Lanza murdered his mom at home, then shot and killed 20 children and six adults at the school using an AR-15-style rifle called a Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S. He then committed suicide. Investigators said he was obsessed with mass shooters.

Plaintiffs are trying to argue that Remington and other defendants were negligent in selling the weapon to civilians, because the rifle was designed for military purposes. Other people shouldn’t have access to this, they argued. A judge dismissed the complaint in 2016. She accepted that federal law protected Remington, and shielded them from liability when their products are involved in crimes. Plaintiffs appealed, and they will now get another chance.

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