(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and U.S. Senators Blumenthal (D-Conn), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn) released the following statement after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that families of the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting can pursue legal action against gun manufacturer Remington.

“We applaud this ruling as another step towards justice for the victims of gun violence. For far too long gun makers have been allowed to produce and market products that kill thousands each year with no liability for their actions,” said Hayes, Blumenthal, and Murphy. “Today's ruling allows the victims of these horrific acts of violence to have their day in court, and hold gun manufacturers accountable. To clarify this issue once and for all Congress should pass the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.



Rep. Jahana Hayes has been a public school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year. Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.