The American gun manufacturer, Remington—currently being sued by nine families of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newton Connecticut on December 14, 2012—has requested school records of the victims killed in the horrific mass school shooting that left 26 dead.
Attorneys of the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims (five students and four educators) requested the court on Thursday to seal their confidential records, reported the Connecticut Post.
According to the Hartford Courant, Remington also placed a request to obtain employment files of the educators whose families are involved in the case.
The case’s lead attorney, Joshua Koskoff said there was “no explanation” for the decision by Remington to seek the records. “The records cannot possibly excuse Remington’s egregious marketing conduct, or be of any assistance in estimating the catastrophic damages in this case,” he said, according to the Post. “The only relevant part of their attendance records is that they were at their desks on December 14, 2012.”
Remington, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018, and again last year. In July, Remington offered a $33 million settlement. The gun company is responsible for the manufacturing and advertising of the “Bushmaster” AR-15 rifle that was used in the shooting.
Is it a gun manufacturer’s responsibility to also prevent crime?