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Judge Grants Sandy Hook Families Access To Gun-Maker Documents

The Sandy Hook families suing the makers of the gun used during the massacre of 20 children and six educators have won another round in court.
The Sandy Hook families suing the makers of the gun used during the massacre of 20 children and six educators have won another round in court. Photo Credit: File

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the Sandy Hook families suing the gun maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 can continue with the discovery process in which they are hoping to gain access to the gun-maker's internal documents, and depose Remington employees, according to CNN.

Adam Lanza, 20, killed six educators and 20 first-graders with a Bushmaster AR-15 on Dec. 12, 2014, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. In their case, the families argue that although the guns can be safe if used properly, the companies' marketing strategy targets young men who may be inclined to violence, said CNN.

The gun makers had hoped to prevent the case from moving forward until a ruling had been made on whether they were protected under a federal statute. The two will meet in court on June 20 for oral arguments about whether the case should continue, added CNN.

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