NEWTOWN — When New York’s attorney general said she’d try to hold liable the manufacturer and distributor of the AR-15-style rifle used in Saturday’s massacre of 10 grocery shoppers in Buffalo, it may have sounded familiar to the fighting words spoken here in 2014.

The only difference is instead of the attorney general making the claim, it was nine Sandy Hook families saying they aimed to hold liable the maker of the AR-style rifle used in the massacre of 26 first-graders and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

On Monday, the attorney for those families who announced in February they’d accepted Remington’s $73 million settlement offer said he saw parallels between the landmark case here and the emerging legal picture in Buffalo.

“Clearly there is a connection between marketing in a reckless way and promoting the criminal use of firearms and outcomes like the ones we have seen in Sandy Hook and Buffalo,” said Josh Koskoff. “We have all seen the gun industry revitalize itself on the back of military weapons that consumers were never really very interested in. The result is the periodic mass shootings that never occurred when we were growing up.”

Koskoff is referring to lessons learned from the Sandy Hook families’ victory in the “unwinnable” wrongful death lawsuit against Remington, and the reputation of the AR-15 brand as “the weapon of choice in mass shootings,” as the families called it.