Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturers Is Going to Court

Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit

This week a judge in the state of Connecticut denied a motion by gun manufacturers to dismiss what could be a landmark case for the industry.

Families of many of those whose lives were lost in the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook are filing a lawsuit against these companies for “making a gun they knew or should have known served no purpose but to kill large numbers of people.

The gun companies named in the suit filed a motion to dismiss the suit under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). It’s a 2005 federal law that allows gun businesses broad immunity from civil lawsuits. Connecticut State Judge Barbara Bellis rejected the gun companies’ motion.

So this is one that will go onto court and if the plaintiffs are successful this could change everything we know about guns in America.

About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.


  1. indian on April 15, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I’m sorry for these people lost but I think there wrong going after the gun factory they should go after the people who done away with treatment of mental illness. They can’t help what people due with gun that a person buys and it want stop with gun look at new York and other places which have strick gun law and gun free zone

    • James Andrews on April 16, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Exactly. And should they lose, they should then sue the lawyer for the plaintiff, get them barrd from practicing law, sue the state, etc.

    • daddyooo on April 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      My thoughts.

  2. Laddyboy on April 15, 2016 at 11:09 am

    SOOOOoooo! The so-called “judge” IS saying that the MAKER of an object can now be held accountable for the actions of an individual who used that object in an uncivilized manner. Car makers take note. You will be next in line. Pencil and pen makers, you are in line for a suit case.
    What an asinine pandora’s box is being opened by this “judge” who does not know the law.
    The LAW is already on the books where manufactures cannot be held accountable for the MISUSE of their products which are sold by a third(etc.) party.

    • Rick F on April 17, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      So if this stands, God help the makers of rope, plastic bags, cars, – and how about the Government departments responsible for building bridges that people can drive or jump off to commit suicide? How many people have been killed with knives? Or the parents of the insane idiot who strangles someone? There’s no end, is there.

  3. Terry on April 15, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Any company who is in manufacturing regardless of their product if the comsumer is the operator of that product regardless of their pyhsical ability or mentail mind state the company might as well close the doors now, the lawyers are going to be come very wealthy.

    • daddyooo on April 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      They just opened up the floodgates for frivolous lawsuits.

  4. Dr.Domingo on April 15, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Let’s get this straight, gun manufacturers are liable for anyone using it the wrong way, so that means that if you kill someone in your chevy chevy is liable, then it won’t be long, in this politically correct country if you write a letter to someone that you don’t agree with, the paper manufacturer is liable and the manufacturer of pencils unless of course if you use a pen. Your going down BIC. This is what are country is coming to.

  5. The Great Gearoni on April 15, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    So if that judge (or any judge for that matter) releases someone on the street and they harm or kill anyone, the judge is held liable, Right?

    OK then, I’m good with that. It’s retroactive too, Right? OK, OK. I’m good with it.

    • Tim on April 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      imagine all of the people in prison that could be released because it wasn’t their fault it was the manufacturers fault or the people they bought the gun,knife,car,hammer,saw,etc

  6. B.Zerker on April 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This will not only change the firearms industry, but every industry that produces a product that has the capability of damaging someone. You and bet that it will have the support of the traitors to freedom and self responsibility from the Bar Association. Hopefully, when it gets to a higher court on appeal, a smarter judge will recognize these facts and these charges will be dismissed.

    • BillyBob Texas on June 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm


      EVERY product “has the capability of damaging someone”.

      Can you think of ANYTHING that cannot be mis-used ? A paper bag? A paper clip? Thumbtack?
      Glass of water? yada yada yada…EVERYTHING!

  7. DB Nichols on April 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Lets see; all baseball bat makers knife makers chain makers rope makers car makers road makers glass makers any kind of otc drug makers refridgerator makers anyone who has ever manufactured anything that killed or injured anyone ever should be very very afraid!!! If I place any object in the middle of a room and noone ever touches it lets blame that device in this case a firearm which by the way does make a fine animal hunting rifle. Our society is completely out of balance has gone fruit loopy.Could a sane judge please right at least this 1 crazy lawsuit?

    • george shores on April 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      a judge will get it just as soon as they are named in a lawsuit for releasing someone and they kill someone

  8. Joe on April 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    The judge is playing political football to appease the locals & to ensure the manufacturers will at least spend a lot of money on attorney fees even though he knows he’s wrong.

  9. Jim L. on April 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Once. in the area of responsibility for ones action. there had to be some direct connection between the person who did the act and the victim of their act. Of course, that was when I graduated from law school. Where does this string of responsibility occur

  10. Jerry on April 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    you can go after, automobiles, airplanes, cruise ships, poisons, if you’re that stupid

  11. Phillip on April 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    The manufacturer need to make them prove their gun killed all those people. We want to see pictures and corners reports on all the victims. Explain how this skinny kid killed everyone he shot at left none injured. A navy seal would have hell accomplishing this with years of training.

    • snuffer358 on April 16, 2016 at 7:37 am

      @Phillip so true. Too many qustions not answered. How he got in the school when they had state of the art security. Why did they tear down the school when all other schools that have had shootings aee still operating. 2 parents busred in Fla saying they lost a daughter when in fact it was proven to be a lie. Something smells fishy about this

      • snuffer358 on April 16, 2016 at 7:39 am

        Phillip sorry busted not bursed. The parents were crisis actors

  12. Sgtyork on April 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    These liberal influenced people have the right to do anything but screw with the second amendment. Sorry about sandy hook but blaming the gun mfgrs. Is a cover up due the fact there is no one to sue other than gun mfgrs. Liberals would do anything to get our guns then you and yours will be at the mercy of an ovomit Muslim controlled gov. Lol hands up you can’t shoot anymore

  13. Stuart Home, on April 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    hey folks-the issue is not yet decided-all that was decided was that the case can continue in court-I would be very much interested in how the plaintiffs are going to prove the liability o f the manufacturer or the sales person-I would think specific intent plays a role here.

    plenty of bad lawsuits go to trial, where they lose-if anything-let us hope that happens here. better to have a trial on the real issues, rather than some procedural technicality.

  14. Randy on April 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    What is next? Parents who grown children turn bad and murder according to same principal could be held liable for producing a a product that harmed orhers!

  15. Jim on April 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Every thinking person knows who was responsible for Sandy Hook. She was the first person to die !!

  16. bill knight on April 15, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Look out Ford! Oh wait a minute, does this mean we can sue the Democrat Party for fucking up our Country?

    • ROFLMAO on April 16, 2016 at 6:05 am

      How about suing Barbara Bellis parents for producing an idiot.

      • Dontbelieve on April 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm

        Right on let’s get an investigation on this Judge that leads to why she stuck her head out

  17. Thomas on April 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Car Manufacturers, how about beer, wine and hard drinks. They kill and harm way more that guns do so why would they be exempt? Come on people, it’s time we all start taking responsibility for our actions instead of blaming everyone else for what we do.

  18. Mark on April 15, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Yaaa, go for it. Then I can sue McDonalds and fast food joints for me being fat, yep, I knew all along that it wasn’t my fault. Maybe I can throw in the silverware company’s for a little more money, I’m going to be rich!

  19. Gregory Fabrie on April 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I guess defense attorneys who get their clients off of a crime that has a mental dysfunction and the judges that would release somebody with a mental dysfunction would and could be held accountable and open to a civil lawsuit. This is a Pandora’s box that this liberal judge is trying to open. Look out America we are out of control and these judges have lost their minds.

  20. Don Pind on April 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    This will open the door for attorneys to file against G. M. and Ford
    good by America

  21. MakeAmericaGoodAgain on April 16, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Should be pretty simple to beat this one. Just require proof that those they claim were killed actually were killed, right?

  22. Gary on April 16, 2016 at 5:34 am

    How about Obumer when he lets all these immigrants in this country and one rapes or kills someone. We can sue him for setting this act of violence up. Sounds too good!

  23. Robert Stone on April 16, 2016 at 7:50 am

    The judge is just an obama butt licking dumbacrap.

  24. Mike on April 16, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Does anybody rember that he used pistols. I watched the news as it was happening and saw them pull the AR-15 and a shot gun from the trunk of his car.

  25. paul on April 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I understood the same thing Mike said. I also heard that thw building had not been used as a school for 2 years before the incident. Does any one know the real and whole truth?

  26. Ben on April 17, 2016 at 5:44 am

    This is ridiculous. The gun manufacturers are not at fault for this! It’s the idiots that post those worthless “no weapons” signs on their doors are the ones who should be held accountable. Do they really think that a sign is going to stop a criminal or terrorist? Maybe they should post signs that say “NO MURDERING ALLOWED” or “ABSOLUTELY NO TERRORISM ALLOWED” on this property. If an establishment is going to post a sign like that, then they should assume full responsibility for protecting the lives within that building. If they fail to do that then the families of the victims should sue them.

  27. Danny on May 5, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    People could sue the US Government for training US Marines and other service men and women to kill also! As Veterans we are no longer responsible for our actions. The government made me this way. YEEHAWW

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