A lawyer for families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre told judges today that Remington Outdoor Company should be held responsible for marketing the AR15 as a combat weapon — therefore appealing to the likes of Adam Lanza, who used the weapon to shoot and kill 20 young children and six adults at the Newtown, Connecticut, school.
Defense attorneys in the case claim that Remington is protected from such lawsuits by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). Plaintiffs say the law does not apply here.
A lower court had sided with the defense, but the state Supreme Court agreed to review the case to decide if it can go before a jury.
This segment aired on November 14, 2017.