Within the wake of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, a congressional committee has launched an investigation into gun producers.
In a press launch filed on Friday, the Committee on Oversight and Reform reported it had mailed letters to numerous producers “requesting info concerning their manufacture, advertising and marketing, and gross sales of firearms utilized in mass shootings” forward of a listening to scheduled for June 8.
Smith & Wesson Manufacturers (NASDAQ:SWBI +1.9%), Bushmaster, Daniel Protection, Sig Sauer, and Sturm Ruger & Firm (NYSE:RGR +0.2%) had been reported to be in receipt of the letters.
“Our nation faces an epidemic of gun violence, which is now the main explanation for demise for youngsters in america,” wrote Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney in a press release aimed toward every of the aforementioned firms. “Regardless of many years of rising gun deaths and mass murders utilizing assault weapons, your organization has continued to market assault weapons to civilians, reaping a revenue from the deaths of harmless People.”
Whereas the chairwoman added “the Committee respects the rights of law-abiding People underneath the Second Modification”, she referred to as the conduct of firearm producers “irresponsible”
The committee expects preliminary responses from every of the corporations by June 2.
Different corporations doubtlessly impacted embody: Česká zbrojovka Group, Vista Outside (VSTO), FN Herstal, Olin Company (OLN), Ammo, Inc. (POWW), American Outside Manufacturers (AOUT), Heckler & Koch, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Springfield Armory, Savage Arms, Beretta Holdings, Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen, Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings (SPWH), Taurus Worldwide, and Glock amongst others.