Latest Firearms manufacturing News

The Latest: Ruling against gun-maker draws mixed reaction

Mar. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Connecticut court reinstating part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by victims of the Newtown school shooting against gun maker Remington (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Gun control advocates and gun rights supporters have conflicting opinions about a Connecticut...

Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

Mar. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Gun control advocates touted the ruling as providing a possible roadmap for victims...

High court rules gun maker Remington can be sued over marketing of rifle used in Newtown school shooting.

Mar. 14, 2019 11:38 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — High court rules gun maker Remington can be sued over marketing of rifle used in Newtown school shooting.

Germany: Ex-execs make court deal over Colombia gun exports

Feb. 27, 2019 3:56 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three former executives at German gun-maker Sig Sauer, including one who became CEO of a sister company in the United States, reached a deal with prosecutors over allegations they illegally exported arms to Colombia and likely won't go to prison, a court official in Germany said Wednesday....

Germany: Ex-Sig Sauer executives on trial over Colombia sale

Feb. 26, 2019 12:44 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three former executives of German gun maker Sig Sauer went on trial Tuesday in Germany on suspicion of illegally selling firearms to Colombia by funneling them through a U.S. sister company. The trial in the northern city of Kiel centers on 180 shipments of semi-automatic SP 2022 pistols...

Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

Feb. 21, 2019 8:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million). The Stuttgart...

Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Feb. 17, 2019 11:26 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six other people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

Feb. 16, 2019 6:42 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday...

The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 5 p.m. The chief executive of the company that owns the warehouse where an employee gunned down five co-workers says a background check on him when he joined Henry Pratt Co.15 years ago did not turn up...

Parkland attack fueled big shift in America's gun politics

Feb. 7, 2019 8:39 PM EST

Last year's shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America's gun politics. Thousands of student protesters took to the streets and inspired hashtags such as #NeverAgain and #Enough. They also mobilized to...