Washington, D.C., February 15, 2022 - Today, Brady celebrates the news that Remington Arms Company has agreed to a settlement with the families and estates of nine victims of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The settlement in this case underscores the vital importance of litigation against the gun industry to create accountability for manufacturers’ role in fueling gun violence. Brady assisted the lawyers for the Sandy Hook families from the beginning of the case.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“The report that Remington has settled with the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting is an important victory in the fight to hold the firearms industry accountable for gun violence in America. These families can never receive full or true justice, because no settlement can bring back their children. Almost a full decade after this horrific shooting, this settlement builds on victories won by Brady and other attorneys that must stand as a signal to the gun industry to stop contributing to gun violence, or you will be held accountable. Victims of gun violence in this country will not stop in the fight to create a safer nation. We look forward to courts across the country taking note of this settlement and the precedents set in this case as victims continue to demand accountability and justice for the effects of gun violence.”
Brady Chief Counsel and Vice President of Legal Jonathan Lowy shared:
“This is an important settlement, and the latest powerful message to the gun industry that if it does not clean up its act and stop contributing to gun violence, it will be held accountable in the courts. Brady has fought in the courts for decades to hold the gun industry accountable for its role in fueling gun violence, including suing the manufacturer of the assault weapon used in a mass shooting almost 30 years ago, and we are proud to have provided advice and counsel to the Sandy Hook lawyers throughout this case, including filing amicus briefs in support of the plaintiffs. Despite the special protections that Congress and some states have unjustly provided to the gun industry, victims of gun violence can bring cases against the gun industry and win to create accountability and stop the violence that kills over 100 people every day in our country.”
About Brady Legal
Brady has led gun industry litigation efforts for over 30 years, including bringing the first lawsuit against an assault weapon manufacturer used in a mass shooting (Merrill v. Navegar), winning the first settlement against a gun manufacturer for multiple shootings (Johnson v. Bushmaster), and winning multiple court decisions holding that gun manufacturers can be liable for their contribution to gun violence (City of Gary v. Smith & Wesson).
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.