Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook lawsuit against gunmaker to move forward
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will not block a state-level lawsuit against a gun manufacturer by the parents of the children who died during the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, reports USA Today.
Why it matters: Remington Arms was seeking to be protected from the lawsuit, which alleges that the company marketed its military-style rifles "for use in assaults against human beings," per USA Today.
The big picture: This case "tests the reach of a 2005 law passed by Congress to protect firearms manufacturers from being held liable for crimes committed by gun purchasers," per USA Today.
- Meanwhile, gun control advocates hope this lawsuit will be the first of many targeting the firearms industry.