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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to shield a major arms manufacturer from potential liability in the 2012 school shooting that left 26 students and educators dead in Newtown, Conn.
The justices’ action allows a lawsuit filed by parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims to move forward at the state level, on the allegation that Remington Arms Co. marketed the military-style rifle used in the mass shooting “for use in assaults against human beings.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The case tests the reach of a 2005 law passed by Congress to protect firearms manufacturers from being held liable for crimes committed by gun purchasers. That law was hailed by the National Rifle Association, but it included exceptions, including one for violating rules related to marketing and advertising.
The report further states that, in March, The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the gun manufacturer can be sued because of the way the AR-15-style rifle was marketed. The families’ says the company “glorified the gun in advertising aimed at young people, including in violent video games.”
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida school shooting, tweeted in response to the report, “This is a BIG, BIG, BIG deal. The Supreme Court is allowing this lawsuit to move forward. The gun manufactures cannot hide behind bad marketing decisions that are leading to the death of our children.”
This is a BIG, BIG, BIG deal. The Supreme Court is allowing this lawsuit to move forward. The gun manufactures cannot hide behind bad marketing decisions that are leading to the death of our children. https://t.co/2n2cUcg9ze
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) November 12, 2019
Breaking News: The Sandy Hook families will have their day in court! We thank the Supreme Court for refusing to block the Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against Remington-the manufacturer of the AR15 that was used to kill 20 children & 6 educators.https://t.co/zCQsPvl0Iz
— Newtown Action (@NewtownAction) November 12, 2019
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