Gunmaker Remington, Sued by Sandy Hook Victims, Wants Documents Sealed

July 29, 2016

A Connecticut judge will hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms’ company documents should be sealed from public view as it fights a lawsuit filed by families of some of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

A court hearing was held Thursday in Bridgeport.

Madison, North Carolina-based Remington Arms is the parent company of Bushmaster Firearms, which made the AR-15-style rifle used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at the school. The families of nine victims killed and a teacher who survived allege the company should not have sold such a dangerous weapon to civilians.

Remington wants many company records requested by the families’ lawyers sealed from public view, saying disclosing them would hurt the company financially and benefit competitors.

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  • August 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm
    Peter Webb says:
    Surely some sense must come out of the number of incidents occurring with fire arms. Make the sale of fire arms regulated to the point you cannot just go into a store and purc... read more
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    brownib says:
    OMG: you say that gun used is designed to mimic the AR-15, but it only LOOKS like an AR-15. That's as far as the mimic goes. It doesn't function much like the AR-15. It is the... read more
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