Professor Winkler Cited in Daily Mail on Sandy Hook Parents' Lawsuit Against Bushmaster AR-15 Rifle Manufacturers

October 17, 2016—Professor Adam Winkler was cited in a Daily Mail article discussing how the lawsuit filed against the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle by the families of children massacred in the Sandy Hook shooting has been thrown out of court. The families had attempted to sue Remington for promoting the military-style gun to civilians after Adam Lanza used it kill 20 children and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis threw out the suit on Friday after ruling that the gun maker was protected under federal law

Professor Winkler said, “Federal law effectively immunizes gun makers from liability for criminal misuse of their guns. This lawsuit was based on an innovative but risky legal theory that attempted to carve out an exception to this federal law.”

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