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Second Amendment Showdown


WITH THE VAN. THERE WERE SEVERAL MAJOR INJURIES. THE POLICE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING. NOW TO A SECOND AMENDMENT SHOWDOWN IN CONNECTICUT. IT WAS THE GUN INDUSTRY VERSUS FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES IN THE NEWTOWN MASSACRE. LOU YOUNG WAS THERE. Reporter: THE SANDY HOOK SURVIVORS ARE DEMANDING THEIR DAY IN COURT AND DENYING THE LAWSUIT IS A SECOND AMENDMENT ISSUE. THE FAMILY OF DANIEL BARTON SAYS IT’S ABOUT MILITARY DESIGNS. IT’S NOT ABOUT GUNS, IT’S ABOUT THIS GUN. THIS GUN AND THIS STYLE OF MARKETING. THE MANUFACTURER IS MARKETING TO PEOPLE LIKE ADAM LANZA AND THEY KNOW IT. Reporter: THEY EXPLOITED THE WEAPON’S MILITARY VALUE WHILE SELLING TO CIVILIANS WITH ADVERTISING APPEALS TO YOUNG MEN LIKE THE FORCES OF OPPOSITION WILL BOW DOWN. Reporter: BEFORE SANDY HOOK CONFUSIONN’T JUST THEORETICAL. THEY WERE DESIGNED FOR MASS MURDER. Reporter: A LAWYER FOR THE GUN’S MAKER SAYS THE SUIT SHOULD BE DISMISSED BECAUSE OF FEDERAL LAW. CONVERSE HAS EXPRESSED ITS CLEAR INTENTION THAT THESE KINDS OF CASES AGAINST FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS SHALL NOT PROCEED. AND I THINK THE PROCESS BY WHICH THAT LAW WAS PASSED NEEDS TO BE RESPECTED AND IT NEEDS TO BE FOLLOWED. Reporter: THE JUDGE WILL DECIDE IF THE LAW PROCEEDS OR GETS TOSSED OUT. THE LAWYERS FOR THE NEWTOWN FAMILIES BELIEVE THEY’VE FOUND A HOLE IN THE LEGISLATION THAT ALLOWS THEM TO SUE THE MANUFACTURER OVER ONE SPECIFIC TYPE OF GUN, IN THIS CASE, THE KILLER’S CHOICE. HE CHOSE THE AR-15 BECAUSE HE WAS AWARE OF HOW MANY SHOTS IT COULD GET OUT, HOW LETHAL IT WAS. THE WAY IT WAS DESIGNED. THAT IT WOULD SERVE THE OBJECTIVE IN THE SHORTEST TIME POSSIBLE. Reporter: THE RULING COULD COME IN A MATTER OF WEEKS. WE’RE IN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT. AND THE PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY SAYS IF THE LAWSUIT IS SUCCESSFUL, THE GUN COMPANIES

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