“Judge Barbara Bellis decided that the lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and dealer of the AR-15 used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can proceed.
“Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy applauded the ruling.
“ ‘These families deserve this — the ruling is the right one,’ he said. ‘The gun industry should not have protections that no other industry in America sees. This is a victory for the families and a victory for those who stand for commonsense gun laws.’ “