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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.
Just a group of honest investors out to make a buck, or shadowy players with darker long-term intentions?
What is Freedom Group?
We are the world's leading innovator, designer, manufacturer and marketer of firearms, ammunition and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement and military markets. As one of the largest manufacturers in the world of firearms and ammunition, we have some of the most globally recognized brands including Remington®, Bushmaster® Firearms, DPMS/Panther Arms™, Marlin®, H&R®, The Parker Gun™, EOTAC™, Mountain Khakis®, Advanced Armament Corp. ®, Dakota Arms® and Barnes® Bullets.
For more information download the Freedom Group Brochure.
Freedom Group is owned by Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity investment firm.
On October 19, 2006, John W. Snow, President George W. Bush's second Treasury Secretary, was named chairman of Cerberus.
On April 12, 2010 Cerberus acquired DynCorp International, a private military contractor.
Steve and Gisela Feinberg are prolific donors to the Republican Party and related organizations. Former Republican Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle works for Cerberus as Chairman of Global Investments, and former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was a client.
goes on to list banks and other corp mobo jubo so you see nothing to get all worked up abut as long as Springfield stays Springfield i could care less springfield-armory.com...
FGI Operating Company, Inc. (“FGIOC”) entered into the Joinder Agreement and Fourth Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement (the “Fourth Amendment”) on June 6, 2011, by and among FGIOC, Remington Arms Company, Inc. (“Remington”), The Marlin Firearms Company (“Marlin”), H&R 1871, LLC (“H&R”), Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC (“Bushmaster”), DPMS Firearms, LLC (“DPMS”), E-RPC, LLC (“E-RPC”), RA BRANDS, L.L.C. (“RA Brands”, and together with FGIOC, Remington, Marlin, H&R, Bushmaster, DPMS and E-RPC, each individually an “Existing Borrower” and collectively, “Existing Borrowers”), Advanced Armament Corp., LLC (“AAC”), Barnes Bullets, LLC (“Barnes”, and together with AAC, each individually a “New Borrower” and collectively, “New Borrowers”; the New Borrowers and the Existing Borrowers, together, each individually,
Originally posted by boncho
On that note, I doubt these companies would be passed to people that have a negative plan for the Western States.