Most of us remember that 2012 tragic day in Sandy Hook Connecticut when 20 children and 6 educators lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Families of 9 of the people that have left this earth are seeking damages from the makers of the AR-15 assault weapon used in the attack under the claim that they should never have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.
Gun Maker To Request Dismissal
The law suit was filed in December 2014 seeking financial damages. Plaintiff Bill Sherlach. whose wife was a victim to the massacre states “that gun was conceived out of the exigencies of modern conflict as trench warfare gave way to close-range, highly mobile combat.”
Despite their claim, privately owned Maine-based Bushmaster is intended to shed light on the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act which blocks liability lawsuits against gun makers when their products were used criminally in hopes to ask Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis to dismiss this case against them.
The Effort To Stop Gun Violence In Connecticut
After this shooting, Governor Dannel Malloy, sought through one of the strictest gun laws in the United States, prohibiting more than 100 types of military-style rifles and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 bullets.
The outcome of this action is yet to be known.