The Connecticut Supreme Court in a narrow ruling has reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington Arms, owner of Bushmaster, by nine families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting more than six years ago, and a leading national gun rights group issued a blistering reaction, calling the ruling “absurd in this case.”
SAFs Alan Gottlieb criticized the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling. (Dave Workman)
Reminding the public about the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005, the Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb said the 4-3 ruling “strains logic, if not common sense.”
He founded SAF more than 40 years ago and currently serves as its executive vice president.
Lanza, who took his own life as police approached the school, began his killing spree at home by murdering his mother. He then took her legally-purchased firearms, including the Bushmaster semi-auto rifle, and drove to the school where he shot his way in and opened fire on youngsters and adults inside.
“This is like suing Ford or General Motors because a car they sold was stolen and used to
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