Judge Dismisses Newtown Families’ Lawsuit Against Gun Industry

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    Judge Dismisses Newtown Families’ Lawsuit Against Gun Industry

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    A Connecticut judge on Friday dismissed legal claims against the gun industry brought by families of some of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

    A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school in Newtown, Conn., with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle on Dec. 14, 2012. Lawyers for the victims’ families crafted the 2014 lawsuit to slip through a narrow exception to a federal law that shields the gun industry from legal claims.

    They alleged the companies involved in making and selling the military-style rifle used in the attack entrusted a weapon of war to civilians without regard for the “unreasonable and egregious risk of physical injury to others.”
     
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    Sorry, duplicate of another posting started in a separate area earlier today.
     

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