Families of Sandy Hook Victims Settle for $73 Million with Gunmaker, Remington
After almost 10 years have passed since the tragic Sandy Hook massacre that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults, nine of the families secured a $73 million recovery against Remington, the maker of the AR-15-style rifle used in the massacre.
There is no amount of money that can take the pain away that these families were left with after losing their loved ones, but nine families came together to prevent something like this from happening again.
Remington Outdoor Company advertised the AR-15-style rifle in ways to encourage troubled young men, like the Sandy Hook gunman, by placing it in violent video games and using the slogan “Consider your man card reissued”.
The $73 million settlement is a success for the nine families involved and quite possibly, countless more. Remington is now in bankruptcy and does not have to ability to promote their firearms any longer. This ruling is also paving the way for higher scrutiny for gun laws and how firearms are advertised. It is forcing the gun industry to be held accountable.
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