CT Judge Dismisses Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Remington
Hartford, Connecticut – State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis dismissed a lawsuit filed by 26 families of Sandy Hook victims against the gun manufacturer Remington. The same judge that allowed the lawsuit to go forward in April has now dismissed the case, citing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
We wrote back in April,
“The plaintiff theory is that Remington should have known that the weapon was destructive and could have been used to kill, and therefore Nancy Lanza should not have been allowed to purchase the Remington Bushmaster XM15-E2S in the first place.”
The question in this lawsuit was whether the gun manufacturer actually KNEW that the gun was going to be used to kill people, a scenario that is highly unlikely. The PLCAA protects gun Manufacturers against liability issues.
The lawsuit was spurious in the beginning. The whole premise of these folks was that an AR platform weapons should NEVER be in the hands of civilians because the gun’s only purpose is a “killing machine.”
According to the Star,
Bellis agreed with attorneys for Madison, North Carolina-based Remington that the lawsuit should be dismissed under the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act passed by Congress in 2005, which shielded gun makers from liability when their firearms are used in crimes.
Lawyers for the families had argued that the lawsuit was allowed under an exception in the federal law that allows litigation against companies that know, or should know, that their weapons are likely to be used in a way that risks injury to others.
The attorneys can ask the judge to revisit her decision, or they can file an amended lawsuit.
Make no mistake…they want to take these weapons from you. And they will try any dirty tricks they can to do so. This one ran up against a judge who knows the law, but that’s never a given in this corrupt day and age.