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The Navajo Nation Had a Novel Idea: Buy Remington

Native American tribe's half-a-billion-dollar offer was rejected

(Newser) - The Navajo Nation is one of the country's biggest Native American tribes, and it oversees a sizable investment trust. What it wanted to do with some of the $3.3 billion in it attracted the notice of the New York Times : buy the gunmaker Remington. The bid—a cash... More »

202-Year-Old Gunmaker Just Filed for Bankruptcy

Remington will continue to make weapons as it seeks protection

(Newser) - One of the most familiar names in American guns has filed for bankruptcy. Remington Outdoor sought the protection Sunday amid declining sales and high-profile legal trouble related to the Sandy Hook shooting, reports the Wall Street Journal . One other notable part of the financial trouble: The company would likely be... More »

Sandy Hook Families on Gun Maker: 'Lanza Heard Their Message'

Court hears arguments in lawsuit against Remington

(Newser) - The families of nine Sandy Hook victims and one teacher who survived the deadly mass shooting presented their case to Connecticut Supreme Court justices Tuesday in their lawsuit against Remington, maker of the AR-15 weapon used by Adam Lanza to kill 20 children and six adults in 2012, the Hartford ... More »

Why Sandy Hook Families Are Citing a 1970s Slingshot Injury

They're hoping the Connecticut state supreme court will allow their case to move forward

(Newser) - The families of nine Sandy Hook victims, along with a wounded teacher who survived, have for years been going after the maker of Adam Lanza's "weapon of choice"—the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle. This week, they'll see if their lawsuit has teeth. Filed in 2014 , the suit... More »

Newtown Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Dismissed

Their lawyer vows an immediate appeal

(Newser) - A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis... More »

Ammo Maker Woos Hunters as War Wanes

ATK, the largest ammunition manufacturer in the US, turns to civilian market

(Newser) - Upstart ammunition maker Alliant Techsystems rode the military buildup in Iraq and Afghanistan to become the largest manufacturer of small- and medium-caliber ammo in the US, reports BusinessWeek. Now, with possible troop drawdowns on the horizon, the company is targeting a new market—hunters—with premium ammunition. "We've really... More »

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