Sandy Hook Families Learn They Can Sue Gun Maker Over 2012 Attack
The gun manufacturer, Remington received some bad news from the Connecticut Supreme Court.
The Washington Post has reported that Connecticut's Supreme Court has overruled a lower court's ruling stating that the families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 can sue Remington, the gun manufacturer and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle that the gunman used to kill 26 innocent individuals.
In the original lawsuit, the families claimed the marketing for the semi-automatic rifle invoked the violence of combat and used slogans like, "Consider your man card reissued." The higher court dismissed many of the claims raised by the families but did not prevent the families from claiming that Remington used unfair trade practices or wrongful marketing claims about the Bushmaster AR-15. The court's majority opinion stated:
It falls on a jury to decide whether the promotional schemes alleged in the present case rise to the level of illegal trade practices and whether fault for the tragedy can be laid at their feet. Images/iStockphoto
The following are some of the advertising slogans for the Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.
** "One Rifle, Many Missions"
** "Ounces = Pounds....Pounds Equal Pain"
** "One Shot One Kill"
** "Consider Your Man Card Reissued"
** "Forces of Opposition, Bow Down"