Sandy Hook Families Will Have Day In Court

The Connecticut Supreme Court says a gun manufacturer can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

In Hartford, justices issued a four-to-three decision that overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability when their products are used in crimes.

In its ruling the justices ruled that the company advertised violence and that in effect was in violation of federal law.

The lawsuit was filed by a Sandy Hook survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre back in 2012.

Twenty children and six educators were killed when shooter Adam Lanza opened fire with an AR-15 style Remington Bushmaster rifle.

Remington has denied wrongdoing and previously insisted it can't be sued under the federal law.

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