Supreme Court Rules Sandy Hook Families Can Sue Remington
Supreme Court Rules Sandy Hook
Families Can Sue Remington .
Remington Arms is the maker of the assault rifle
that was used by Adam Lanza to kill 26 people
at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court said
that one survivor and relatives of nine victims
can move forward with suing the arms company.
The lawsuit states that Remington
should never have sold such an
assault rifle to the public.
"The families are grateful that the Supreme Court
upheld precedent and denied Remington's latest
attempt to avoid accountability."
- Joshua Koskoff, Sandy Hook families' lawyer.
The lawsuit is considered an
exemption of the 2005 federal law, the
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
The federal law has often been
criticized by gun control advocates.
The current ruling could potentially open
the doors for victims of other mass shootings
to hold the makers of firearms accountable