Chris Murphy: Sandy Hook Lawsuit Holds Gun Manufacturers ‘Accountable’

In this handout crime scene evidence photo provided by the Connecticut State Police, shows a damaged window at the Sandy Hook Elementary School following the December 14, 2012 shooting rampage, taken on an unspecified date in Newtown, Connecticut. A second report was released December 27, 2013 by Connecticut State Attorney …
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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) says the lawsuit that some Sandy Hook families brought against Remington is a way of “holding gun manufacturers accountable.”

The lawsuit was filed in October 2014, only to be dismissed two years later. The dismissal was appealed, and on March 14, 2019, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled it could proceed.

The suit targets Remington, the parent company of Bushmaster Firearms. The Sandy Hook Elementary School attacker used a Bushmaster AR-15, which he stole from his mother. He killed her while she slept, then went to the school, where he killed 26 others.

Murphy praised the lawsuit against Remington, tweeting:

On February 13, 2015, Breitbart News reported the findings of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report. That report revealed that the Sandy Hook attacker carried out his heinous deeds during approximately nine minutes wherein there was no armed response. The attacker arrived at the school at 9:30, and the first officer did not arrive until nine minutes later.

The attacker had time on his side.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at [email protected]. Sign up to get Down Range at


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