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Nine of the families lost a relative in the 2012 shootings at the school in Newtown, Connecticut, and the tenth plaintiff is a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived.

The suit names the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used by gunman Adam Lanza.

It also alleges negligence, and states the rifle is a military assault weapon and should not have been available to the general public. Firearm distributor Camfour and Riverview Gun Sales (the store where the Bushmaster rifle was purchased in 2010) are also named in the suit.

The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages.

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