Sandy Hook Families Win Big Court Victory Against Gun Manufacturers | Crooks and Liars
Finally, there might be justice, hollow as it may feel, for the Sandy Hook victims’ families. Finally, their lawsuit can move forward. Finally, gun manufacturers may be held responsible for the ways they advertise their products to the public — including one who used one of their weapons to brutally and senselessly mow down 20 first-grade children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
There is a federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases where their guns are used to commit crimes, and that’s been what has protected them from consequences for so many years. But no longer. In a 4-3 ruling, the Connecticut Supreme Court overruled the lower court’s decision that Remington was protected by that federal law and couldn’t be sued.