The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.
Remington Arms filed its request Thursday. It cited a 2005 federal law that shields gunmakers in most cases from liability when their products are used in crimes.
The gunman used a Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at the school in 2012. A survivor and relatives of nine victims sued the Madison, North Carolina, gun maker.
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The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in March that Remington could be sued under state law over how it marketed the rifle to the public.