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  • Cerberus founder explores bid for Bushmaster gunmaker

    04/16/2013 8:20:41 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 10 replies
    Reuters / Yahoo Finance ^ | april 16, 2013 | Olivia Oran, Greg Roumeliotis and Martinne Geller
    (Reuters) - Private equity mogul Stephen Feinberg is exploring a bid for Freedom Group, the Bushmaster rifle manufacturer that his firm, Cerberus Capital Management LP, put up for sale after one of its guns was used in a Connecticut school shooting late last year, three people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. Feinberg, along with other senior Cerberus partners, is putting together a consortium to make a "stalking horse" offer, or the floor bid, for Freedom Group, the sources said. Feinberg has approached other wealthy individuals to join his group, the people said, who declined to be named because...
  • (CT)State Offered Development Deal To Makers Of Gun Used In Newtown Massacre (Bushmaster)

    03/20/2013 2:40:27 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Eight days before Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to kill 26 children and women on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, state officials offered the manufacturer of the gun a development deal to move its corporate headquarters to Connecticut. On Dec. 6, a top state economic development official sent the Freedom Group an offer for a $1 million loan at the low annual interest rate of 2 percent for 10 years — plus other incentives for the company to move its headquarters, with 25 top executives, from Madison, N.C., to Stamford. The department withdrew...
  • (TX - Gay, Black Democrat Gun Shop Owner) Gun Shop Owner Auctions Off Bushmaster Rifle for Charity

    01/20/2013 10:04:37 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    MyFoxAustin.com ^ | Jan 08, 2013 | MyFoxAustin.com
    Gun shop owner to auction off Bushmaster rifle for charity A local gun shop owner is auctioning off one of his guns to help out one of his employees in need. "Buy a gun, annoy a liberal." That's a T-shirt you can buy at Central Texas Gun Works in Austin. The owner, Michael Cargill is pro-gun but what he is not...is a conservative. "Hey, I'm a Democrat and I support the second amendment. If someone wants to come in here and buy a gun, annoy a liberal, that's fine. They can do that!" Cargill said. That's what makes the following...
  • Walmart not pulling gun after school shooting

    12/20/2012 6:39:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    wsbtv.com ^ | 18 December, 2012 | Richard Elliot
    Walmart, the world's largest retailer, announced it will not be pulling the type of weapon used in the Newtown school massacre off its shelves, while another major retailer announced it would. Walmart confirmed Tuesday that it does sell the Bushmaster Sporting Rifle at its stores and plans to continue to do so. "We have made no changes to the assortment of guns we sell in our stores," Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg said in a written statement.
  • ABC News: ‘Unlikely’ Assault Weapons Ban Would Have Stopped Sandy Hook

    12/19/2012 3:45:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/19/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, ABC News finally reported the blindingly obvious fact that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s beloved assault weapons ban – a piece of legislation now favored by President Obama – would not have prevented the Sandy Hook shootings. Here’s what they said: Could a Ban Have Prevented the Connecticut Shootings? It's impossible to say for sure, but it seems unlikely that if the law were still in place, as it was written, it could have done much to prevent Friday's tragedy. Lanza's primary weapon, the Bushmaster .223 rifle, is a type of AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, certain models of which were prohibited from...
  • Cerberus to Sell Bushmaster Maker After Shootings (Pressured by Calif. Teachers Pension)

    12/18/2012 9:44:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Sakthi Prasad
    Following pressure from a major investor, U.S. private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is selling gunmaker Freedom Group, whose Bushmaster AR-15 rifle was used in the Connecticut school massacre last week. The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) said on Monday it was reviewing its investment with Cerberus in the wake of Friday's shooting, in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School and then took his own life. Before going to the school, the gunman, Adam Lanza, 20, shot dead his mother in the home they shared, according to law enforcement officials. In...
  • California teachers pension fund tied to gun maker by investment

    12/18/2012 3:16:05 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | Chris Megerian
    An investment made by the California teachers pension fund is coming under scrutiny because of its link to the manufacturer of the assault rifle used in the Connecticut elementary school massacre. The fund pledged to invest $500 million in the private equity firm Cerberus, owner of the gun-making conglomerate known as the Freedom Group. One of the group's manufacturers is Bushmaster, which produced the rifle officials say was used to kill 20 schoolchildren and six adults in a Newtown, Conn., school Friday.
  • Mystery Company Is Rapidly Acquiring U.S. Gun and Ammo Manufacturers

    01/01/2012 9:31:54 AM PST · by qaz123 · 49 replies
    www.shtfplan.com ^ | December 8th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    Reports that a mysterious company has been buying up U.S. gun manufacturers have been popping up on the internet for several months. When we first learned of the possibility that a single company was rapidly acquiring companies like Bushmaster, Remington, and Marlin Firearms we immediately suspected that something was amiss. Apparently, we were not alone, because others were thinking the same thing. One rumor that popped up was that global financier George Soros, historically an anti-gun advocate, was behind the moves, and that he was positioning the gun industry to reduce pro-gun lobbying efforts. This prompted the National Rifle Association...
  • Mystery company buying up U.S. gun manufacturers

    12/04/2011 11:18:08 AM PST · by thecodont · 46 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times via San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, December 4, 2011 | Natasha Singer, New York Times
    Scarborough, Maine -- [...] In recent years, many top-selling brands - including the 195-year-old Remington Arms, as well as Bushmaster Firearms and DPMS, leading makers of military-style semiautomatics - have quietly passed into the hands of a single private company. It is called the Freedom Group - and it is the most powerful and mysterious force in the U.S. commercial gun industry today. Never heard of it? You're not alone. Even within gun circles, the Freedom Group is something of an enigma. Its rise has been so swift that it has become the subject of wild speculation and grassy-knoll conspiracy...
  • Bushmaster in Windham (Maine) closing, 73 workers affected

    12/10/2010 2:29:20 PM PST · by maine yankee · 24 replies
    WGME-6 ^ | 12/10/10 | Ted Homer
    The company that owns Bushmaster Firearms in Windham is shutting the facility down, putting more than 70 people out of work. Freedom Group, Inc. which owns the Bushmaster brand, says it's closing the facility on Roosevelt Trail, effective March 31, 2011
  • Virginia man had weapons cache, grenade launcher stashed in N.J. hotel room [Map of Ft. Drum]

    01/25/2010 8:01:01 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 126 replies · 5,260+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | 1/25/10 | Star-Ledger Staff
    A Virginia man who once spent eight years on the run from naval investigators was arrested in Somerset County early today with a trove of high-powered weapons, including a grenade-launcher and two assault rifles, along with maps of a U.S. military base and a civilian neighborhood, authorities said. The federal government’s Joint Terrorism Task Force quickly joined the investigation into Lloyd R. Woodson, 43, who had been staying at a Branchburg motel since last week. Woodson, whose last known address was in Reston, Va., was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying one of the assault rifles — customized to shoot...
  • Vanity Gun Question: Bushmaster Carbine Question (ORC)

    11/14/2008 7:51:10 PM PST · by jacega · 55 replies · 3,048+ views
    11/14/08 | Jace
    I so love my wife, she's awesome, and for my birthday, she bought me a Bushmaster ORC with a scope. A Baraska 3X9X50mm Scope. It's looks good on the carbine! But I've never heard of Baraska scopes, I'm gonna google it and see what I can find! Has anyone else heard of them? If I can be honest, I wanted to ask all you Freepers if a Baraska scope, is a good scope! I have no idea, never heard of it! It's kinda large on the rifle, but I was wondering if I should take it off, return it, put...
  • New Bushmaster Carbon-15 top loading carbine...good?

    01/22/2006 11:49:49 AM PST · by KenClutter · 7 replies · 1,737+ views
    Bushmaster ^ | 1/20/2006 | Bushmaster
    This unique Carbon 15 model has been developed specifically for the California market (and other States with similar restrictions). It offers traditional AR-15 type features, rugged Carbon Fiber composite molded Receivers for light weight and durability, and a 10 Round Internal Magazine.
  • Bushmaster .308 Rifle

    06/24/2005 12:27:42 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 52 replies · 11,576+ views
    Gun Blast ^ | 14 July 2004 | Jeff Quinn
    The Bushmaster .308 differs from the typical AR in a few of its controls. While the forward assist and safety are normal AR type controls, the bolt release is at the bottom front of the trigger guard, and is ambidextrous, having a mirror-image release on each side. This is an excellent design for the bolt release, and it is easily reached with the trigger finger of either a right-handed or left-handed shooter. The magazine release is in the normal AR position, but also has an ambidextrous twin on the opposite side of the receiver. The upper and lower receivers are...
  • Gun firms pay out over US snipers

    09/10/2004 7:21:07 AM PDT · by politicalvanguard.com · 27 replies · 1,161+ views
    Victims of the sniper shootings in Washington DC and their families have settled a lawsuit they brought against a gun company and a gun dealer. They had sued the two companies for negligent distribution of weapons. Lawyers representing the victims' families described the settlement as historic. They believe it could change practices across the firearms industry. Bull's Eye Shooter Supply, who sold the rifle used in the shootings, agreed to pay the families $2m. Bushmaster Firearms, who made the gun, settled on a half-a-million dollar payout. The deal with Bushmaster is the first time a gun manufacturer in the United...
  • Bushmaster responds to Brady Groups False Claim of Victory

    09/10/2004 2:19:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 11 replies · 808+ views
    Bushmaster, Inc. ^ | 9/9/04 | Unknown
    Thursday September 9, 2004 9:24AM est Windham, Maine -- The Washington DC Brady Group would have you believe they won some kind of victory! The Brady Group brought this lawsuit not for the victims, but for their anti-gun agenda. The Brady Group asked for the settlement conference after reviewing all the evidence they knew they could not be successful in court and they wanted to stop paying lawyer fees. The Brady Group sent a second tier lawyer to the settlement conference with nine demands on Bushmaster regarding business practices and Bushmaster denied them all. We then gave the Brady Group...
  • Bushmaster Settles Lawsuit In D.C. Sniper Shootings

    09/09/2004 9:57:20 PM PDT · by Chemist_Geek · 8 replies · 420+ views
    WLBZ-TV ^ | 10 September 2004
    BUSHMASTER SETTLES LAWSUIT IN D.C SNIPER SHOOTINGS Bushmaster Firearms of Windham, Maine, agreed to pay 550-thousand dollars to eight plaintiffs. The gun dealer who supplied the weapon will pay two million.SEATTLE (AP) -- Victims of the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings and their families have settled claims against the maker of the gun used in the rampage and the store that sold it. The plaintiffs' lawyer says the two-point-five million-dollar agreement will change practices in the firearms industry.Bull's Eye Shooter Supply of Tacoma, Washington, the gun dealer where the snipers' Bushmaster rifle came from, agreed to pay two million.A lawyer with...
  • Lawyer: Bushmaster, Bull's Eye Settle for $2.5 Million in D.C. Sniper Shootings

    09/08/2004 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 66 replies · 1,468+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 8, 2004 | Anon
    SEATTLE (AP) - The manufacturer and dealer of the rifle used in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings have agreed to pay $2.5 million in a settlement with victims' families, a lawyer said Wednesday night. The settlement with Bushmaster marks the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay damages for negligent distribution of weapons, said Jon Lowy, a lawyer with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He also said the settlement with Bull's Eye Shooter Supply is the largest against a gun dealer. "These settlements send a loud and clear message that the gun industry cannot turn a...
  • LIVING WITH THE PAIN OF A RANDOM, SENSELESS SHOOTING (Sniper Victim suing)

    09/30/2003 10:27:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies · 665+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/28/03 | Sam Smith
    <p>Rupinder "Benny" Oberoi carries a reminder of last year's D.C.-area sniper shootings with him every day - scattered throughout his abdomen.</p> <p>The 23-year-old was shot outside a Silver Spring liquor store where he worked on Sept. 14 last year. The sniper's .223-caliber bullet entered Oberoi's lower back and exploded inside.</p>
  • Gun maker takes battle to Congress

    07/28/2003 12:10:59 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 16 replies · 365+ views
    The Portland Press Herald (Maine) ^ | 28 July 2003 | GREGORY D. KESICH
    Richard Dyke of Windham is a tough advocate for his business and the gun-manufacturing industry. He's also a well-connected one. And Dyke, owner of Bushmaster Firearms Inc., is using as much congressional influence as he can muster these days to fight what he says are direct threats to his industry's survival: civil lawsuits. Bushmaster has been sued because it made the assault rifle allegedly used by the "beltway snipers" in the Washington, D.C., area last year. It wasn't the first such lawsuit against the industry. But he hopes it is the last. Dyke, a Republican fund-raiser with ties to U.S....
  • Bushmaster Denies Support Of Assault Rifle Ban (my title)

    05/14/2003 1:47:50 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 1 replies · 785+ views
    Bushmaster Web Site ^ | 5/14/03 | Unknown
    Bushmaster's Response to Portland Press Harold Article Posted on Free Republic Bushmaster Firearms has always been a proud and strong supporter of the Second Amendment and an individuals right to access, own and use firearms. Bushmaster has fought the anti-gun movement continually in their constant efforts to eliminate firearms from our society. We have committed a great deal of our resources to support this effort and will continue to do so. Unfortunately, the anti-gun movement finds a great deal of favor in much of the press with their bias and slanted reporting. Bushmaster has always tried to be open and...
  • AS SALES SOAR, BUSHMASTER SHRUGS AT BID TO RENEW GUN BAN (Online Poll)

    05/14/2003 5:47:02 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 38 replies · 804+ views
    PortlandPressHerald ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | MATT WICKENHEISER
    Nearly a decade after Bushmaster Firearms and other gun makers lost their fight to block a federal ban on assault weapons, the Windham company has increased its sales by at least 900 percent, erasing fears that the ban would put some manufacturers out of business. At Bushmaster, revenue is 10 to 15 times what it was before the 1994 law, said Allen Faraday, the company's vice president of administration. "We adjusted our business as to what was allowed and what wasn't allowed, and we've grown since then," Faraday said. "Basically, what we did was, going forward, we eliminated all of...
  • 60 minutes: Glock VP supports ballistic fingerprinting

    02/09/2003 7:48:07 PM PST · by Mulder · 61 replies · 498+ views
    60 minutes ^ | February 9, 2003 | self
    I didn't watch 60 minutes tonight, but according to several folks who did watch, one of the Vice Presidents of Glock stated he supports ballistic fingerprinting on a national level. If true, this is a total sellout of gun owners in America.
  • Lawsuit targets Windham manufacturer of snipers' weapon

    01/17/2003 6:45:47 AM PST · by choosetheright · 20 replies · 321+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 1/17/03 | Mark Shanahan
    A lawsuit filed against the Maine company that made the rifle used in last fall's sniper shootings poses intriguing legal questions, experts say. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Washington state by lawyers representing relatives of the snipers' victims, alleges that Windham-based Bushmaster Firearms Inc. showed gross negligence that caused injuries and death. The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, also names the Tacoma, Wash., gun dealer that either sold or lost the rifle, as well as the sniper suspects, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo. Muhammad and Malvo are accused of killing 13 people and wounding five others in Alabama, Georgia,...
  • Families of Sniper Shooting Victims To Sue Rifle Maker

    01/16/2003 12:37:55 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 125 replies · 673+ views
    Families of Sniper Shooting Victims To Sue Rifle Maker Thu Jan 16, 8:13 AM () - The families of two sniper shooting victims will file a lawsuit Thursday against the maker of the rifle used in the attacks, and the shop where the gun was sold or stolen. The suit is brought on by the families of James "Sonny" Buchanan and Conrad Johnson. It alleges that Bushmaster firearms and Bull's Eye Shooter Supply of Tacoma, Washington, showed "gross negligence" that "caused injuries and death." The owners of the store, Brian Borgelt and Charles Carr and sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad...
  • DC-Area Sniper Victims Sue Gun Shop and Gun Maker for Negligence (Brady Alert)

    01/16/2003 8:39:03 AM PST · by Liberal Classic · 37 replies · 777+ views
    For Immediate Release: 1/16/2003 DC-Area Sniper Victims Sue Gun Shop and Gun Maker for Negligence NRA-Backed Legislation Aims to Rob Victims of Their Rights The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced today that its Legal Action Project is filing a civil lawsuit on behalf of the families of several victims of the D.C.-area sniper against the gun dealer and manufacturer who made it possible for the snipers to terrorize the Washington, D.C. region last fall. The suit charges Bull's Eye Shooter Supply with operating its gun shop in such a grossly negligent manner that scores of guns, including the...
  • Rifle was made in Maine

    10/25/2002 9:24:51 AM PDT · by jgrubbs · 74 replies · 1,435+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/25/2002 | Globe Staff
    <p>The firearm is often referred to as a civilian version of the military's M-16. The federal warrant issued against John Allen Muhammad identified the specific model as an A-35, XM15 E2S.</p> <p>The gas-operated weapon is about 343/4 inches long, and it weighs 7.74 pounds without the standard 10-round magazine that Bushmaster supplies with each model.</p>
  • "Gun Control and Election 2002" ONESIDED debate on C-SPAN2 right now!

    10/25/2002 7:34:05 AM PDT · by Hail Caesar · 58 replies · 398+ views
    CSPAN2 LIve SIMULCAST now! ^ | October 25, 2002 | Hail Caesar
    NATIONAL GUN CONTROL FREAKS HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR FREE MEDIA BASED ATTACKS ON AMERICAN SEMI-AUTO RIFLE GUNOWNERS!! CSPAN2 LIve SIMULCAST now! Saying he is a former "Marine and U.S. Congressman from Montgomery County, Maryland", Michael Barnes of the Brady Campaign to ban guns just declared that M16-like semiautomatic .223 rifles similar to what the shooter used "have no place in civilian hands". Michael Barnes just claimed that semi-auto black rifles are mainly being sold to "criminals." Bushmaster, AR-15 owners especially should take note! Jon Cowan, "Americans for Gun Safety" Executive Director is now blabbing about "centrist, moderate positions" on "gun safety."...
  • Bushmaster Rifles - Is this the gun?

    10/24/2002 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Earl B. · 32 replies · 806+ views
    www.gunblast.com ^ | 10/24/2002 | EarlB.
    The DC sniper was supposedly using a "Bushmaster" rifle, but I have seen very little info describing what a Bushmaster rifle is. Is this it: To me, it looks like a rather "normal" military-type rifle, of the type that an infantryman might carry in the field. To my untrained eye, it doesn't look like a specialized "sniper" rifle. More information can be found at this web page.Note that it does fire the .223 caliber round. Anyone else want to expand on this?