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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.

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