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(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) — Remington/Bushmasters, the company that makes the AR-15 rifles used in mass shootings like San Bernardino and Newtown, will ask a Connecticut judge Monday to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of first graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

Under a federal law issued in 2005, gun manufacturers and dealers are protected from liability after mass shootings. But families are saying Remington/Bushmaster should have known the AR-15 wasn’t suitable for civilians.

“This is a weapon of war. It’s a weapon of combat. It’s designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency,” the plaintiff’s attorney Katie Mesner-Hage told ABC News.

Families of the victims who bring the lawsuit will speak prior to Monday’s hearing in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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