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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:50 PM

Sandy Hook Massacre: Remington and Other Gun Companies Lose Major Ruling Over Liability.

*Lawyers for the families argued that those messages reflected a deliberate effort to appeal to troubled young men like Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who charged into the elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 first graders, in a spray of gunfire. The attack traumatized the nation and made Newtown, Conn., the small town where it happened, a rallying point in the broader debate over gun violence.

In the 4-3 ruling, the justices agreed with a lower court judge’s decision to dismiss most of the claims raised by the families, but also found that the sweeping federal protections did not prevent the families from bringing a lawsuit based on wrongful marketing claims. The court ruled that the case can move ahead based on a state law regarding unfair trade practices.

In the majority opinion, the justices wrote that “it falls to a jury to decide whether the promotional schemes alleged in the present case rise to the level of illegal trade practices and whether fault for the tragedy can be laid at their feet.”'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/nyregion/sandy-hook-supreme-court.html?

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Hoyt Mar 2019 #1

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:01 PM

1. Excellent news. Gun manufacturers and profiteers advertise their products to appeal to gun-lovers,

primarily white wingers; they contribute to lobbying groups that push guns and white wing causes like the NRA; they bribe legislators; and worse.

Anyone behind ads like this, deserves to be sued out of existence:



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