Supreme Court says Sandy Hook victims, families can sue gun maker

This one is a little tricky…. are the Supreme’s suggesting that the 2005 law is unconstitutional? That we might ourselves agree… you should be able to sue whom you want to… just understand you might laughed out of court.


The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Remington Arms’ appeal seeking to block a lawsuit over the use of one of the company’s rifles in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.

A survivor and relatives of victims in the attack, which left 26 people dead, filed the lawsuit against the North Carolina-based gun maker, saying it never should have offered a weapon as deadly as the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle to civilians.

The gunman in the shooting, Adam Lanza, used one of the weapons to kill 20 first graders and six educators.

Remington had argued that it was protected legally under a 2005 federal law shielding firearm manufacturers from most lawsuits over the use of their guns in crimes.

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