Fighting for the right to sue gun manufacturers

The parents of Sandy Hook’s child victims want the right to sue the manufacturers of the guns that killed the kids. The gun industry is currently shielded from lawsuits by federal law.

They are attempting to sue the gun manufacturer, Remington; the wholesaler; and a local retailer for recklessness in providing the weapon to the consumer marketplace “with no conceivable use for it other than the mass killing of other human beings.”

The question of whether the lawsuit will be allowed to proceed is at issue because Congress, prodded by the gun lobby, in 2005 foolishly granted the gun industry nearly complete immunity from legal claims and damages from the criminal use of guns.

The Right to Sue the Gun Industry / By the Editorial Board / The New York Times

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