Judge Rules Newtown Families Can Sue Makers Of Gun Used In Massacre
The defense invoked a 2005 law that essentially gives immunity to gunmakers from most lawsuits over the criminal use of their guns.By Eugene Daniels | April 14, 2016
A lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook shooting will be allowed to move forward. A judge in Connecticut ruled a federal law that protects gunmakers from lawsuits does not apply to at least one of the prosecution's claims.
The families of nine people killed during the shooting, along with a teacher who survived the attack, argue the rifle used is a military weapon and should have never been sold to civilians.
One of the families' lawyers said, "We are thrilled that the gun companies' motion to dismiss was denied. The families look forward to continuing their fight in court."