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Sandy Hook Suit Against Gun Manufacturer Upheld By Superior Court Judge

A lawsuit filed by some of the families of victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy will move forward following a ruling by a Superior Court judge.
A lawsuit filed by some of the families of victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy will move forward following a ruling by a Superior Court judge. Photo Credit: File

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A lawsuit filed by the families of the Sandy Hook victims will move forward following a decision by Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, according to the Connecticut Post.

Bellis ruled that the that the federal law protecting gun makers doesn't supersede the "legal sufficiency" of the claims made by the families that the gun shouldn't have been sold to civilians, the Connecticut Post reported.  The suit will continue and that both sides are to appear for a status conference on Tuesday, April 19.

The suit, by the families of 10 of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy, is against the maker of the gun used by Adam Lanza during the assault, the Remington Arms Company, the gun's distributor Camfour Holdings LLC and the store where his mother purchased the gun, Riverview Sales, said the Connecticut Post.

The suit alleges that the guns are unfit for use by civilians and the three plaintiffs knew it. It also claims the company marketed the gun to civilians. In December, the three plaintiffs asked Bellis to throw out the lawsuit, claiming they are immune under the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, added the Connecticut Post.

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