Mark and Jackie Barden are among 10 families suing gun companies for the weapon used in the Sandy Hook massacre.
Gun distributors currently are protected under a 2005 law that grants them immunity from civil lawsuits brought by victims of violence.
Mass shootings are not unknown to other countries. But in the U.S., a bitter political debate continues about gun laws.
Governor Dannel Malloy's action would be the first such move in U.S.
The court upheld the bans on semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity magazines.
"We're hoping for the best, but hope is not preparation nor is it a plan," said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.
The governors of New York and Connecticut warned residents to begin preparations for a possible severe storm.
The Connecticut Supreme Court barred the state from executing 11 prisoners currently on death row.
Each family is expected to receive about $94,000 to settle two lawsuits.
The study found a large drop only in killings involving guns, not in homicides carried out in other ways.
Authorities are still searching for the shooter.
Howell is currently serving a 15 year prison sentence.
At least seven bodies have been found so far.
Two years after the massacre, town officials voted to tear down Adam Lanza's house while a new school is in the works.
Parents of 11 victims file papers to create estates for their children, a necessary step before filing a wrongful-death suit.
The former students of Newtown, Conn., Sandy Hook Elementary School were evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in
Police said a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta was found near an ice rink
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