Sandy Hook families make last-ditch
plea to save gunmaker lawsuit. Family members of the children and adults killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre asked Connecticut’s highest court to revive their lawsuit against Remington Arms Co., the maker of the AR-15 assault weapon used in the attack.
When Adam Lanza prepared for his massacre on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, he put on tactical gear, taped 30-round magazines together and reached for a weapon that Remington should never had made available to him, plaintiffs attorney Josh Koskoff told the panel of judges Tuesday in Hartford.
Lawyers for the family members asked the court to revive the suit that was dismissed last year by Judge Barbara Bellis in Bridgeport, Conn. She ruled that it was blocked by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which bars gun companies from being held liable for crimes committed with their products.