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Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

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  1. Fishfinder

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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

    Justices issued a 4-3 ruling that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit and overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases when their products are used in crimes.

    The plaintiffs include a survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre. They argue the AR-15-style rifle used by shooter Adam Lanza is too dangerous for the public and Remington glorified the weapon in marketing it to young people.

    Remington has denied wrongdoing and previously insisted it can’t be sued under the federal law.

    Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting
     

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    Jesus Christ, what nonsense. Too many shitty judges out there. Down there with reporters in terms of impartiality
     
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    Big surprise in Connecticut, right?
    Any Federal Court should overturn this...................But don't hold your breath.
     
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    They'll go after the hammer manufacturers next. The knife guys are toast.
     
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