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Thank you Judge Bellis for not finding a penumbra or emanation that would allow this lawsuit to continue.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying federal law shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday granted a motion by Madison, North Carolina-based Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the 2012 attack. A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school with an AR-15-style rifle.

Bellis cited the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act passed by Congress in 2005 that protected gun makers from such lawsuits. The families’ lawyers said their lawsuit was allowed under an exception to the act, but Bellis disagreed.

Josh Koskoff, one of the attorneys representing the families, released the following statement Friday afternoon;

"While the families are obviously disappointed with the judge’s decision, this is not the end of the fight. We will appeal this decision immediately and continue our work to help prevent the next Sandy Hook from happening.”

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When Hillary wins and packs the Supreme Court this WILL be an issue (I would not at all be surprised if this is the way they get their gun control, by suing the makers out of business).

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Kellytoons hit the nail on the head.
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This is similar to the lawsuit against Lucky Gunner and a couple of other companies. The Philip's were ordered to pay court costs. Their response:

"We believe that the judge’s decision was wrong, and that it is unconstitutional to financially punish people for bringing a lawsuit, especially a public interest case..."

OK, then who should pay the costs of defending a lawsuit? One that was dismissed with the first motion?

According to the Pillip's mindset they can sue for any reason and not suffer for it. If allowed then companies could be bankrupted just by the cost of defending themselves. The federal law serves a very real purpose.

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