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Families reach $73 million settlement with gunmaker of rifle used in Sandy Hook shooting

Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel in the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, testifies on assault weapon legislation in Illinois in 2013. (Seth Perlman/AP)
Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel in the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, testifies on assault weapon legislation in Illinois in 2013. (Seth Perlman/AP)

The families of nine victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have reached a landmark $73 million settlement with the manufacturer of the rifle used in the 2012 attack.

Mark Barden, a plaintiff in the case against Remington Arms, shares his reaction to the settlement which was years in the making. Barden lost his son Daniel in the shooting and is the co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit dedicated to preventing gun violence and advocating for reform.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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