Blumenthal, Murphy, Esty Statement on Dismissal of Sandy Hook Lawsuit

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement today regarding news that a Connecticut Superior Court Judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings citing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The law has given the gun industry immunity from a wide variety of civil suits.

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act denies victims of gun violence their fair day in court. This misapplied and misguided law protects gun manufacturers from liability even for dangerous and irresponsible practices – an unprecedented and indefensible legal shield available to no other American industry. We disagree with today’s decision and will continue our fight to repeal this reprehensible law.”

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(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement today regarding news that a Connecticut Superior Court Judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings citing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The law has given the gun industry immunity from a wide variety of civil suits.

 

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act denies victims of gun violence their fair day in court. This misapplied and misguided law protects gun manufacturers from liability even for dangerous and irresponsible practices – an unprecedented and indefensible legal shield available to no other American industry. We disagree with today’s decision and will continue our fight to repeal this reprehensible law.”