Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

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    Wow! MSN.
    I had to clean my monitor screen after visiting the site from all of the liberal ooze drooling out of it:comp bullet:.
    It's amazing that after 6 years, they are now down to suing for "wrongful advertising".
    I believe that when they get in the courtroom, Remington will prove that they were completely truthful in their claims of the capabilities of the Bushmaster rifle:eek:.
    From what I can tell, the gun performed exactly as advertised:rolleyes:.
    The Connecticut knobs just can't grasp the idea that the crazy person pulling the trigger is the only one to blame... and he's dead:bang Head:.
     
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    HARTFORD, Conn. — Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

    Justices issued a 4-3 decision that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit and overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases when their products are used in crimes.

    The plaintiffs include a survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre. They argue the AR-15-style rifle used by shooter Adam Lanza is too dangerous for the public and Remington glorified the weapon in marketing it to young people.

    Remington has denied wrongdoing and previously insisted it can't be sued under the federal law.

    The majority of the high court agreed with most of the lower court's ruling and dismissed most of the lawsuit's allegations, but allowed a wrongful marketing claim to proceed.

    "The regulation of advertising that threatens the public's health, safety, and morals has long been considered a core exercise of the states' police powers," Justice Richard Palmer wrote for the majority.

    Lanza, 20, shot his way into the locked school in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012, and killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle, similar to an AR-15. He shot his mother to death in their Newtown home beforehand, and killed himself as police arrived at the school.

    Connecticut's child advocate said Lanza's severe and deteriorating mental health problems, his preoccupation with violence and access to his mother's legal weapons "proved a recipe for mass murder."

    Joshua Koskoff, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, told the state Supreme Court during arguments in November 2017 the Bushmaster rifle and other AR-15-style rifles were designed as military killing machines and should never have been sold to the public.

    "The families' goal has always been to shed light on Remington's calculated and profit-driven strategy to expand the AR-15 market and court high-risk users, all at the expense of Americans' safety," Koskoff said Thursday. "Today's decision is a critical step toward achieving that goal."



    Fuckin' Liberal Judges pontificating from the bench instead of following precedential law

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