Assault-Rifle Maker Asks Judge to Toss Sandy Hook Massacre Suit

  • Bushmaster argues that 2005 law gives it immunity from suit
  • Hearing took on new meaning after last week’s Orlando massacre

A 2005 federal law was designed specifically to prevent gunmakers from being sued for mass killings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School, lawyers for the maker of the AR-15 assault weapon used in the attack told a Connecticut judge.

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