WASHINGTON (WBAP/KLIF News) – The Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit filed against a national gun manufacturer by the relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to move forward.
26 people, mostly children, were killed on December 14, 2012 when 20-year-old Adam Landza stormed into the Newtown, Connecticut school and opened fire using a Bushmaster AR-15 style rifle made by Remington Arms.
On Tuesday, the justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be protected by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their guns are used in crimes, according the Associated Press.
The lawsuit was filed by a survivor and relatives of nine victims who were killed in the massacre.
It argues the gun used in the shooting should not have been sold to the public.
Lanza shot and killed his mother before committing the murders and later killed himself at the school.
The National Rifle Association joined almost two dozen Republicans in Congress in asking the Supreme Court end the lawsuit against Remington Arms.
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