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Remington To Appeal Sandy Hook Case To Supreme Court

Ned Gerard
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Hearst Connecticut Media via AP
James Voghts, left, defense attorney for Remington Arms speaks in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn., in 2016.

The maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting plans to appeal a Connecticut court ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit brought by victims' families.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled last month that gunmaker Remington can legally be sued over how it marketed the rifle to the public. Attorneys for the families say they believe the company marketed the weapon to young people.

Remington filed court documents on Friday that notified the Connecticut Supreme Court that it wants to pursue an appeal.

A 20-year-old man used a Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. A survivor and relatives of nine victims sued the gun maker. An attorney for the plaintiffs called the appeal a stalling tactic by Remington.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.