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22 Feb 2016

Andrew Buncombe, Independent (UK)

Sandy Hook relatives sue maker of assault rifle 'engineered to deliver maximum carnage'

Relatives of some of the 26 adults and children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre have asked a judge to hold responsible the maker of the military assault used in the attack. In a case that could have huge ramifications, a lawsuit brought by the families of ten of those who were killed at a Connecticut primary school in December 2012, has claimed that Remington Outdoor Co, maker of the AR-15 assault weapon, made and sold a military-style weapon without regard for the “unreasonable and egregious risk of physical injury to others.”… Representatives from Remington, the distributor Camfour Inc, and the East Windsor gun shop that sold the rifle…are expected to argue that the lawsuit is thwarted by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The 2005 federal law protects gun makers from lawsuits attempting to hold them responsible for crimes committed with their products… 

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USA: Relatives of Sandy Hook school massacre victims file lawsuit against gun-maker Remington

Gun industry lawsuit (re Sandy Hook shooting in USA)