Mar 14, 2019

Remington can be sued over marketing of rifle used in Sandy Hook shooting

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Gun manufacturer Remington can now be sued for marketing the semiautomatic rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to a ruling on Thursday from the Connecticut Supreme Court, AP reports.

The big picture: The ruling permits the lawsuit brought by victims' families to go to trial, which could force the firearms industry to turn over internal documents that it has fought to keep private. Gun control measures have been on the rise in at least 26 states since February, per the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. At the federal level, Congress considered its first gun control bill in 25 years last month.

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