Court Rules Sandy Hook Families Can Sue Gunmakers


The Connecticut Supreme Court says a gun manufacturer can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In Hartford, justices issued a four-to-three decision that overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability when their products are used in crimes.

The lawsuit was filed by a Sandy Hook survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre back in 2012. Twenty children and six educators were killed when the shooter opened fire with an AR-15 style Remington Bushmaster rifle. Remington has denied wrongdoing and previously insisted it can't be sued under the federal law.

It's expected that the decision will be appealed.

Source:ABC News

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