In a surprising non-decision, the US Supreme Court has decided NOT to hear the appeal of a lower court ruling regarding gun manufacturers and the victim’s families in a mass shooting.
The Connecticut Supreme Court previously ruled in favor of the relatives and survivors saying victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue lawsuits against Remington Arms.
Remington Arms argued that it should be protected by a 2005 federal law that prevents firearms manufacturers from getting sued when their products are used to commit crimes.
The SCOTUS decision now means the case against the gun manufacturer can go forward.
- 26 people were killed at Newton, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.
- The lawsuit stated Remington Arms sold dangerous weapons, such as the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the shooting.
- The rifle used in the shooting legally belonged to the shooter’s mother.
- The coward who perpetrated the crime shot his own mother at her home, then eventually shot himself before the police arrived at school.
Should firearm companies be sued for crimes people commit with their products? If so, what’s next? Do we sue Ford if someone uses a Mustang to run over a pedestrian because they sold a car that can go over 30 mph? Wait, maybe we better not give Liberals any ideas!
The Sandy Hook School shooting was a terrible tragedy, but the only person to blame is the one who pulled the trigger.
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