A state court in Connecticut has ruled that victims of Adam Lanza’s shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 can sue Remington Arms because the killer stole his mother’s rifle to use in the attack.

“This is like suing Ford or General Motors because a car they sold was stolen and used to run over a pedestrian all because the car manufacturers advertised that their car had better acceleration and performance than other vehicles,” said Alan Gottlieb, the executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation.

The 20-year-old Lanza killed his mother and stole her legal Bushmaster rifle to take to the school, where he murdered 20 children and six adults.

A lawsuit claimed that Remington’s advertising was designed to glorify the Bushmaster rifle and enhance its appeal to younger consumers.

Justice Richard Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court said in the majority opinion that “regulation of advertising that threatens the public’s health, safety, and morals has long been considered a core exercise of the state’s police powers.”
Written by WND Staff
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