Gun manufacturers typically can not be sued for someone’s misuse of their product, they can however be sued for design flaws and if the design was inherently dangerous. Remington is however being sued for “irresponsible marketing” and things are not going well for the company.
Remington is currently looking to settle with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting who are claiming that the marketing practices of the company are to blame for the mass shooting. The current settlement deal is $3.66 million for each of the families involved in the suit, that’s $33 million from the defunct gun manufacturer.
Josh Koskoff, the lawyer representing the families, said that they were considering their next steps very carefully. Koskoff said in a statement “An important part of that goal has been showing banks and insurers that companies that sell assault weapons to civilians are fraught with financial risk.“
The settlement likely has little to do with whether or not they think they will win the case or lose the case. In reality, Remington’s new owner, Vista Outdoor, just wants to clear the board so the company can continue operations under the brand.
Unfortunately, if Remington does end up settling the case this will mark a major win for the gun grabbers and this win will embolden them to file more frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers.