Connecticut Supreme Court justices focused on the issues of negligent entrustment and marketing efforts for the AR-15 rifle as they peppered the attorneys for Remington and 10 of the families affected by the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.
As the two attorneys made their oral arguments Tuesday, the five justices who sat in on the session weighed in on whether the AR-15 was meant to be used as a military weapon, the importance of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and whether the weapon was marketed to a younger demographic. The court agreed to hear the case en banc and, even though only five justices were present, all seven will hear the recorded proceedings and rule on the case.
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