The families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting sued Remington in a Connecticut court, saying the firearms manufacture should be held liable since they made the AR-15 style weapon that the shooter used in the massacre.
Remington appealed to the United States Supreme Court to block the lawsuit, but has been denied a hearing and the Justices turned the lawsuit away on Tuesday. This will send it back to the lower courts to proceed.
In filings with the Supreme Court case, Remington stated that “this case presents a nationally important question on which courts are divided regarding the scope of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.”
Parents of the Sandy Hook victims say Remington “contributed to the deaths of the Sandy
Hook victims by inspiring the shooter’s conduct and by causing him to select a particularly deadly weapon for his attack.”
The Justices offered no comment with their decision.