Supreme Court Rules That Sandy Hook Victims Can Sue Gun Maker
The Supreme Court has ruled against the makers of the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
The AR-15 Bushmaster rifle was the firearm that the shooter used to murder a classroom full of first-graders and their teacher in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.
According to Time Magazine's website, time.com, the Supreme Court has decided not to block the families of victims of the Sandy Hook shootings from suing the gunmaker, Remington.
There is a law from 2005 "prohibiting the victims of gun violence from suing gun manufacturers for wrongful death and disfigurement" BUT, one of the law's exemptions allows victims to sue gun makers for the alleged unfair and illegal marketing practices but not over the weapons themselves.
The plaintiffs in the suit are saying that the Bushmaster rifle should have never been sold to the public because it is a military-style weapon and Remington knowingly marketed and promoted the Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle for use in assaults against human beings' according to NPR.