Newtown Families Seek To Reinstate Lawsuit Against Gun Maker

Jessica Hill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are trying to reinstate their wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the massacre.

Lawyers for a survivor and relatives of nine who died filed papers Tuesday asking the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit against Remington Arms in October, citing a federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.

Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Remington-made rifle. The lawsuit says the company should not have sold such a dangerous weapon to the public.

Remington's lawyers dispute the allegations and expect the appeal to be dismissed. Remington is owned by Madison, North Carolina-based Freedom Group.


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