This is a first: Remington, one of the oldest weapons manufacturers in the United States, has just been blamed for the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It happened in 2012 and resulted in the deaths of 28 people, including 20 children. “A historic agreement” was hailed at the White House.
The issue of gun ownership in the United States is deeply divisive in American society. This unprecedented legal decision casts doubt on an entire institution. Despite the state of bankruptcy, the Remington group will have to pay the plaintiffs substantial compensation. A way to make him take responsibility.
In a court document released Tuesday, Feb. 15, the families of nine victims of the Sandy Hooks shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, announced that an agreement for compensation has been concluded between the parties. † In total, the manufacturer Remington has agreed to pay the plaintiffs $73 million (64 million euros). “That’s All That Was Left” after the bankruptcy of the Remington group, in September 2020, said Joshua Koskoff, one of the lawyers for the families.
It therefore appears that the argument put forward during the procedure is successful. The plaintiffs who attacked the gunsmith and his subsidiary Bushmaster, in fact, argued that the manufacturer knowingly sold an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a weapon “not suitable at all” for civilian use.
A decision qualified as“historical” by American gun associations.“This marks the beginning of the necessary process to hold arms manufacturers accountable for the production of weapons of war” and their “irresponsible marketing”Joe Biden, the president of the United States, said in a press release Tuesday evening.
Mass shootings have followed since the Columbine Massacre in Colorado in 1999, fueling the debate over gun-carrying in the United States. On December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old young man, Adam Lanza, armed with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S, killed 26 people — twenty children and six adults — at Sandy Hook Elementary School before committing suicide.
Let’s hope this decision marks a real turning point in the country’s relationship with firearms.