A judge started hearing arguments Monday but made no ruling on whether the lawsuit families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting filed against the makers of one of the firearms used by the shooter should move forward.
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis made no decision Monday during the initial hearing, which gave both parities an opportunity to argue why the lawsuit filed in Dec. 2014 should move forward to a possible trial. The families believe Remington, manufacture of the Bushmaster model AR15, were negligible in their marketing of the weapon to the general public. A model of the firearm was used by Adam Lanza during his deadly rampage in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012.
However, attorneys representing the seller, distributors and manufacturers of the gun argued Monday that they’re protected from litigation by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, or PLCAA, which gives such parties immunity from liability when their firearms are used in crimes.
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