For more than a decade, the gun industry has operated as though it enjoyed full legal immunity. A bill signed by George W. Bush in 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), appeared to offer just that: it broadly protected the industry from legal action by those victimized by guns. “The perception for the gun industry is: ‘We can’t get sued,’” Josh Koskoff, a Connecticut attorney representing families of the Newtown massacre told me in 2016. “‘We can be as unethical and as wild and aggressive in the marketing as we want.’”

But Thursday, in a landmark decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit Koskoff filed against Remington — the riflemaker that

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