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Newtown Families Seek To Reinstate Lawsuit Against Gun Maker

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The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are trying to reinstate their wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the massacre.

Lawyers for a survivor and relatives of nine who died filed papers Tuesday asking Connecticut’s Supreme Court to hear their appeal.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit against Remington Arms in October, citing a federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.

Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Remington-made rifle. The lawsuit says the North Carolina-based company should not have sold such a dangerous weapon to the public.

Remington's lawyers dispute the allegations and expect the appeal to be dismissed. 

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