“So now his accountants have fired him and investigations draw closer to him and right on cue, the noise machine gets turned up. Fox leads the charge with accusations against me, counting on their audience to fall for it again. And as an aside, they’re getting awfully close to actual malice.”
Hillary Clinton, in a speech during the New York State Democratic Party convention
Clinton was apparently making a connection between the legal troubles of former President Donald Trump and the FOX News network’s repeatedly negative coverage of her.
“These nine families have shared a single goal from the very beginning: to do whatever they could to help prevent the next Sandy Hook.”
Adam Lanza had used a Remington firearm to kill 20 children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut in December of 2012. Koskoff also noted, “It is hard to imagine an outcome that better accomplishes that goal.” The families went up against the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which made it nearly impossible for gun makers to be held responsible for the use of their products in criminal acts.
Remington Arms will pay the 9 families $73 million to settle the lawsuit. It is the first time a U.S. gun manufacturer has been held liable in a mass shooting and a legal outcome that could open the door to future lawsuits against gun makers.