The Supreme Court’s move will not only allow Sandy Hook families to continue their suit, but could also open the door to more lawsuits from gun crime victims.
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Blumenthal, Murphy try again to strip legal shield from gun industry
The Connecticut senators say the firearms industry is unfairly shielded from liability for the harm caused by their products.
Remington to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal
Remington will base its appeal on a federal law that protects gun makers from liability for the harm caused by their products.
Orlando victims look to Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun maker
WASHINGTON — Families of those massacred in an Orlando nightclub are weighing whether to follow the Sandy Hook families that have filed a lawsuit against makers of assault rifles like the one Adam Lanza used to kill 20 first graders and six adults.
Clinton hopes focus on gun control brings big win in Connecticut
WASHINGTON — As the competition for Connecticut’s Democratic primary voters escalates, Hillary Clinton is hoping her stance on gun control is a magic bullet in her fight against Bernie Sanders. “There’s a big difference between the two candidates,” said Clinton supporter, Sen. Chris Murphy.
Newtown Alliance slams Sanders for stance on gun-maker liability
WASHINGTON — The Newtown Alliance, a group created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings to promote gun control, said it is “outraged” that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doesn’t think gun manufacturers should be liable for harm caused by their firearms.
CT lawmakers ask food stores to ban ‘open carry’ of guns
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WASHINGTON – As part of a ramped-up gun safety campaign, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty have asked the Connecticut Food Association to implement a gun “open carry” ban in the state’s retail stores. “Customers should feel safe while shopping,” the lawmakers said.