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U.S. lawmakers from Connecticut want to repeal a law that protects gunmakers against liability lawsuits in cases of gun violence.

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The Connecticut Supreme Court pushed pause on a lawsuit brought by families of victims in the 2012 Newtown school shooting.

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The Connecticut Supreme Court decided Sandy Hook families could move forward with their lawsuit against Remington. This could mean the gun manufacturer will have to reveal its advertising strategy and open it up to more lawsuits. The families hope it will help stop gun violence.  What is the impact of the Connecticut Supreme Court decision? Today’s guests:

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The Connecticut Supreme Court is likely to decide this week whether to allow 10 families of victims in the 2012 Newtown school shooting to sue Remington, the company that manufactured the assault-style rifle used in the massacre. Law experts say if the case moves forward, it would be the furthest a lawsuit has gone involving a gun manufacturer since Congress passed a law in 2005 that broadly protects gun makers from lawsuits.

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The oldest firearms maker in the U.S. has filed for bankruptcy. Remington Arms dates back to 1816 with ammunition and gunsmith plants in Connecticut and New York.

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