BREAKING: Supreme Court makes decision on lawsuit against gun manufacturer brought by Sandy Hook families

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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.

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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.”

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13 Comments

  1. Anthony Sesack November 12th, 2019 at 10:36 am

    This will just open up a can of worms for people just looking to sue.

    If a driver of a car kills people on the street or in a fatal car wreck, and the driver also dies, do the victims families get to sue the CARS manufacturer??!

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    • Andrea November 12th, 2019 at 10:47 am

      Hate to say it but in this day and age of complete lack of logic, yes, people would probably sue the car maker. What always amazes me that nobody ever says a thing about how many people have been killed due to alcohol. Nobody has ever sued the makers of alcohol. Nobody has ever wanted to ban a product that has killed or injured more people than mass shooters ever have. Think about why.

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      • RA November 12th, 2019 at 12:36 pm

        Money…

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  2. Jay November 12th, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Ok so do parents of children harmed by vaccines now get to sue the vaccine maker? This is so wrong and is going to spiral out of control!

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  3. Sharon November 12th, 2019 at 10:47 am

    This country has become a free for all!! No one has to be held accountable for their own actions any more. Blame everyone but the one responsible. God help us all.

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  4. Holly Serio November 12th, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I think the families of the Sandy Hook tragedies should sue only for the AR- 15s ; videos that market to young people, games, etc. It sounds as if they just want to sue Remington as a whole!

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  5. Joanne November 12th, 2019 at 10:50 am

    I agree with all the above. People are going to start suing for anything and everything. This is a load of garbage.

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  6. Anita November 12th, 2019 at 10:51 am

    What a bunch of losers the court is. It’s not the gun or the maker. It’s the insane person behind the trigger.

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  7. Mike November 12th, 2019 at 11:22 am

    If a terrorist kills many people with a Chevrolet ?
    Does Chevrolet get sued for the terrorist’s murders?

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    • RA November 12th, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Open season now.
      Industry beware.

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    • Quercus November 12th, 2019 at 1:40 pm

      I will go you one better. Will Boeing now be responsible for the 911 attacks?

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  8. Mag November 12th, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Wow! This is some scary stuff! Our constitution just got stepped on big-time! We better pray that Trump gets in another 4 years, or we are really screwed! This is definitely not good!

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  9. Douglas Schmitt November 12th, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    What the hell is wrong with people, the NRA, the manufacturer of a gun are not responsible for anyone pulling a trigger.

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