Gun-maker to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

Gun-maker to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

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Jessica Hill, Associated Press FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. A divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used in the massacre. In court documents filed Friday, April 5, 2019, Remington notified the Connecticut Supreme Court of its plans to pursue an appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States. HARTFORD, Conn. — Facing a newly revived wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, gun-maker Remington is going to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue it can’t be sued because of a much-debated federal law that shields firearms manufacturers from liability in most cases. The Connecticut Supreme Court issued a 4-3 ruling last month saying the Madison, North Carolina-based company can be sued under state law for how it marketed the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at the Newtown school in 2012. The decision reinstated part of a lawsuit by some of the victims’ families that had been completely dismissed by a lower court judge. The case is being watched by gun control advocates, gun rights supporters and gun manufacturers across the country, as it has the potential […]

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