Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books
The U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected efforts by gunmaker Remington to quash the lawsuit, allowing it to continue to be heard in Connecticut courts. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in the attack. The law backed by the National Rifle Association gave broad immunity to the gun industry. The chances of the plaintiffs ultimately succeeding in this case are slim a sentiment shared by the Connecticut Supreme Court, which said they face a Herculean task to prevail. Lanzas mother purchased the Bushmaster AR-platform rifle in 2010 from a Connecticut gun shop.
Top 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)The world received news Saturday of a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Less than a day later, another mass shooting happened in a popular Dayton, Ohio, neighborhood. The shooting in El Paso has now become one of the top 10 deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history. The deadliest mass shooting took place on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It is the fourth deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
4 of 10 deadliest modern US mass shootings in Texas
Of the 10 deadliest shootings in modern US history, four have taken place in Texas. READ: A spotlight on Texas gun lawsBelow is a list of the 10 deadliest single-day mass shootings in modern US history. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history. Whitman killed his mother and wife earlier in the day.