Newtown Mom Backs Ruling Against Gun Maker

AP
March 14, 2019 - 1:49 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The mother of one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting says a new court ruling is a step toward holding gun-maker Remington accountable for the way it marketed the rifle used in the massacre.

Nicole Hockley said Thursday that Remington and other gun makers need to stop gearing their advertising toward troubled young men.

Phone and email messages have been left for Remington officials and lawyers.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday Remington could be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used by a 20-year-old man with mental health problems to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at the Newtown school in 2012.

A lower court judge had dismissed the lawsuit filed by Hockley and other parents, citing a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability when their products are used in crimes.