It was a gruesome and heart-wrenching day in America when 20-year-old Adam Lanza showed us the face of pure evil as he killed his own mother then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and murdered 20 young children and six staff members in less than five minutes with a Bushmaster AR-15 before turning the gun on himself.
But with the mass murderer dead, the blame shifted to Remington Arms Co., Camfour Inc., and Riverview Gun Sales — three companies that manufactured, distributed, and sold the gun to Lanza's mother. The devastated families of the victims sued the companies, saying they played a role in the slayings because they never should have made a "military-style assault weapon" available to the general public.
Now more than three years later, Connecticut State Judge Barbara Bellis has rejected the gun companies' attempts to get the case thrown out, according to Newsweek. The victims' families are thrilled with her decision.
Judge Bellis expects to rule on the case this coming Tuesday.