The lawyers for the family are attempting to claim that Bushmaster was negligent for even making the semi-automatic AR-15 carbine used to murder 26 and wound 2 at the school, despite the fact that semi-automatic firearms have been around since the 1800s and are the most popular action type for both pistols and rifles in the United States.
Attorneys for a group of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims filed a bizarre case in December, essentially arguing that all self-loading firearms are too dangerous for the public to own, and that gun manufacturers are negligent for simply manufacturing their products. While the case is interesting as an example of creative fiction, it is laughable as a legal matter.
The case moved one step closer to a possible dismissal yesterdays as lawyers for Remington won the argument to move the case to a more palatable federal court unlikely to be influenced by Connecticut’s rabid anti-gun politics.
Remington gun manufacturer just won its push to move a wrongful death suit brought by 10 families of Sandy Hook shooting victims to federal court — and at least one legal insider says that’s a significant boon for the company.
The case was then moved to the 2nd U.S. Circuit, before U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny — a move that one legal mind says bears well for the company.