Sandy Hook parents can now sue Remington over their children's deaths
The United States Supreme Court will not stop a lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook victims' families against Remington Arms - the manufacturer of the gun used in the 2012 school shooting.
The landmark ruling marks a blow to the American firearms industry, and could potentially allow other survivors of gun violence the opportunity to sue gun manufacturers for damages in the near future.
According to a report by CNN, the families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting are attempting to hold Remington Arms Company responsible for the deaths of their loved ones.
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Attorneys representing the victims have filed a suit against Remington, which contends that the corporation marketed rifles by extolling the militaristic qualities of the rifle.
This would be in grave violation of Connecticut law, which prohibits deceptive marketing practices, and would challenge the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which shields gun companies from accountability.
A legal representative reportedly told CNN that on Tuesday they are ready to ask for a trial to "shed light on Remington's profit-driven strategy" and how they "court high-risk users at the expense of Americans' safety."
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In 2012, at approximately 9.35 AM, 20-year-old mass murderer Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children between six and seven years old, and six adult staff members, at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Around 14 minutes after the shooting started, police arrived at the scene and instigated a lockdown, but Lanza committed suicide by shooting himself in the head before he could be apprehended.
The tragedy reignited a mass debate over contemporary American gun control legislation, and the Second Amendment issue remains a hot button topic to this day.