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Gunmaker offers $33M to settle suit by Sandy Hook families

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has offered some of the victims' families nearly $33 million to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public.

Lawyers for now-bankrupt Remington filed the proposals late Tuesday in a Connecticut court, offering the nine families suing the company nearly $3.7 million apiece.

The families' lawyers say they are considering the proposals. A lawyer for Remington declined to comment.

Remington made the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at the Newtown, Connecticut school in 2012.

The families say the company shouldn't have marketed such a dangerous weapon to the public.

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