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Remington Arms will pay $73 million to the families of five children and four adults killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. This is the first time a gunmaker has agreed to a major settlement over a mass shooting in the United States.
Twenty students and six adults were killed on Dec. 14, 2012, Connecticut, by gunman Adam Lanza, who used a Remington Bushmaster AR-15 rifle to shoot his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School after killing his mother at home.
Reuters reported Remington Arms will pay $73 million to the families and release all the discovery and disposition material to the public. The settlement will be paid through insurance policies, lawyers for the families said in a statement.
Biden encouraged state and local lawmakers, as well as victims of gun violence, to pursue similar actions.
“Together, we can deliver a clear message to gun manufacturers and dealers: they must either change their business models to be part of the solution for the gun violence epidemic, or they will bear the financial cost of their complicity,” the president said.