This article has a veritable list of companies of which to be wary; look at them:
Smaller players largely have sidestepped scrutiny about their products or their financing because activists have mostly focused on pressuring big retailers and gun makers with publicly traded stock or debt held by mutual funds. Excluding the big three, there were 28 companies that made 10,000 or more rifles in 2016, up from 20 companies in 2011, according to ATF data.
“The number of manufacturers was shocking to me,” said Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer for the $219 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement system, which this fall started a new effort to press gun makers and retailers on safety.
Surging sales of assault-style rifles under the Obama administration paved the way for smaller gun makers to enter the market. Larger manufacturers have in recent years had trouble meeting a spike in demand for rifles like the semi-automatic AR-15, leaving room for Anderson and others, said Stefanie Zanders, chief operating officer of gun distributor Zanders Sporting Goods in Illinois.
“The ARs just took off, and some manufacturers couldn’t keep up,” she said in a telephone interview.
Overall, rifles accounted for 2.7 percent of the weapons used on U.S. murder victims in 2017, FBI data show. But assault-style rifles are at the center of America’s gun-policy debate because they have been used in deadly mass shootings, including last year’s sniper attack that killed 58 at a Las Vegas music festival.
No. Not the gun makers. Look at the banks, funds, and other meddling corporations, ready to squash the 2A and your other freedoms. It’s amusing that some of the biggest players, accustomed to heavy-handing larger manufacturers via their investment strategies, are at a total loss as to how to handle small, private firms.
Also, per stats I’ve used before, this piece shows (again) that ALL rifles account for a minuscule percentage of criminal activity – way behind bats, fists, and feet.
These would-be gun grabbing companies are anti-freedom and anti-American. Remember their names. (And there are plenty more).