Plaintiffs believe that Bushmaster's advertising scheme violated Connecticut's unfair trade practices law, because it encouraged the use of its weapons for unlawful purposes. The goal of the lawsuit is to shut down gun manufacturers by making them liable for individuals' actions. While the plaintiffs will have extreme difficultly in proving their case, pre-trial discovery that will include Bushmaster's internal communications could be harmful to the company.[/su_note]
Second Amendment advocacy groups are denouncing a state court decision allowing families of several Sandy Hook victims to sue a gun manufacturer.
The manufacturer, Bushmaster Firearms, produced and marketed the XM15, which shooter Adam Lanza used to kill more than 20 people.