The lawsuit, filed in December 2014, says the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was made for use by the military weapon, not the public, said NBC Connecticut. The gunman killed 20 first-graders and six teachers.
Lawyers for Freedom Group, the North Carolina, company that manufactures AR-15 maker Bushmaster Firearms, said it's protected by a 2005 federal law that protects gun makers from most lawsuits over any criminal use of their products, added NBC Connecticut.
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