The gun manufacturer Remington has asked the Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit brought against the company by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Remington on Friday asked the Connecticut Supreme Court for a motion of stay as the manufacturer petitions the high court to hear the case, CNN reported Tuesday. 


The manufacturer wants the Supreme Court to rule on Connecticut's interpretation of a federal statute that grants immunity to gun manufacturers in lawsuit related to injuries stemming from the use of their firearms, according to CNN. 

The request from Remington, which is the manufacturer of the AR-15-style Bushmaster used by the gunman in the Sandy Hook shooting, comes after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled last month that the lawsuit brought by the victims' families could move forward.

During the 2012 shooting, a gunman killed 20 children at the school in Newtown, Conn. 

In Friday's filing, Remington argued that the statute of limitations had passed on holding the company responsible for the massacre, CNN reported.

Josh Koskoff, an attorney for the families, told CNN that Remington's efforts to stay the case is a "tactic designed to delay and prevent the families from learning the truth of what went on behind closed doors."

"Fortunately for all of us, transparency is a cornerstone of our civil justice system, and nobody -- not even Remington -- is above the law," Koskoff added.