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Connecticut Court Hears Case On Gunmakers In Newtown Tragedy

Jun 21, 2016
Originally published on June 20, 2016 12:21 pm

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a Second Amendment argument against a 2013 Connecticut ban on the sale of many semi-automatic weapons in the state following the Newtown shooting. But another related case is in court today.

A judge in Bridgeport, Connecticut has started hearing arguments to decide whether gunmaker Bushmaster can be sued by families of Sandy Hook victims, even though gunmakers have been granted immunity by Congress.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with John Dankosky, executive editor of the New England News Collaborative.

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John Dankosky, executive editor of the New England News Collaborative, and also a journalist at WNPR in Hartford. He tweets @johndankosky

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