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Gun maker asks judge to dismiss lawsuit by Newtown families

A gun manufacturer should be held accountable for selling the public semi-automatic rifles that were designed as military killing machines, a lawyer for families of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre told a judge Monday.

The argument came during a court hearing on Remington Arms' request to dismiss a lawsuit by relatives of nine children and adults killed at the Newtown school on Dec. 14, 2012, and a teacher who survived the shooting. A total of 20 first-graders and six adults were fatally shot with a Bushmaster rifle made by Remington.

Judge Barbara Bellis, who rebuffed a similar request by Remington and other defendants in April, did not rule...

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