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Court: Sandy Hook parents can now sue gunmaker of rifle used in school shooting

Court: Sandy Hook parents can now sue gunmaker of rifle used in school shooting

Sandy HOok parents can sue gun makers

The gun manufacturer that made the AR-15-style rifle used to kill 20  young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012  can be held liable for their deaths, Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled  Thursday.

The 4-3 decision, which reversed a lower court’s  ruling, gives the green light for a lawsuit brought on behalf of the  parents and relatives of the Newtown victims to proceed. The lower court  held that gunmakers were shielded by a 2005 law that protected them  from liability when their products were used to commit crimes.

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