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Gun-Maker Mocked Sandy Hook Families By Sending 18,000 'Random' Cartoon Images To Lawyers

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The lawsuit against gun manufacturer Remington Arms by the families of victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary has taken a shocking and tasteless turn.

According to a motion filed last week, in place of internal documents the gun-maker was required to submit included thousands of "random" images.

These included cartoon images, photographs sports and social gatherings and videos of gender reveals and ice-bucket challenges.

The Connecticut Post shared some of the accompanying images to their Twitter page.


Josh Koskoff, the lead attorney for the victims of the families, did not hold back on his anger in this bizarre turn of events, telling The Huffington Post:

"Nothing about the tactics that have been employed by the defense...surprise me."
"The last thing Remington wants is for us to get the information that these families deserve from them, because I'm sure they know it's deeply incriminating about their marketing conduct."
"This is a defendant that doesn't want these families to know the truth, because they're worried about the truth."
"That's the only conclusion you can draw."

Filed as early as 2014, the lawsuit charges Remington with improperly marketing the AR-15 rifle, with which Adam Lanza murdered 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012.

Remington made an appeal to stop the lawsuit in 2019, which was rejected by the Supreme Court.

Last year, Remington had been accused of trying to derail the lawsuit after filing for bankruptcy.

Many took to Twitter to express their disgust at Remington's actions.





James Vogts, lead attorney for Remington, has yet to comment on the cartoons, but told The Connecticut Post:

"[Remington] will respond to this motion in the coming weeks, and point out what it believes are incorrect representations, numerous half-truths, and important omissions by counsel."