A man test fires an AR-15 semi-automatic gun at Action Target on June 17, 2016 in Springville, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images/AFP
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The maker of the assault rifle used to kill 26 children and educators at a Connecticut school in 2012 argued Monday that attempts to limit the sale of such weapons to civilians are best left to lawmakers and not families of the victims who sued the company.A lawyer for Bushmaster Firearms LLC, which manufactures the AR-15 that 20-year-old Adam Lanza used in his attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, told a Connecticut judge the 2005 federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) prohibited the suit.The wholesaler and retailer involved in the sale of the Sandy Hook gun also said the PLCAA protects them from lawsuits having to do with the gun's sale.
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