Company that made gun used in Sandy Hook tragedy faces lawsuit

A trial date is set for the company that made the gun used in the Sandy Hook tragedy.

A Connecticut judge is allowing the families of nine of the victims, and a teacher who survived the massacre to sue Remington Arms.

That’s the parent company of the maker of the semi-automatic rifle bought legally by the gunman’s mother and used to kill 26 people.

The plaintiffs are arguing the weapon was military grade and should not have been sold to a civilian.

There is a law protecting gunmakers from lawsuits if their gun was used in a crime.

The law does not prevent lawyers for the victims’ families from arguing the case. 

The trial is set to take place in April 2018.

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