Tatum, and Julie C. Perper, C. The problems demonstrate the paradoxical and tumultuous nature of the gun industry. But this week, things are looking up to some on Wall Street.
It has framed government as the enemy of the gun business rather than its indispensable historic patron, convincing millions of American consumers that the state may at any moment stop them from buying guns or even try to confiscate them.
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Maker of scores of iconic guns for the civilian market, including the AR carbine used in the massacre that prompted Australia to enact its famously sweeping gun restrictions, Colt has also relied heavily on government contracts since the 19th century.
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Similarly, the number of background checks swung up more than 43 percent after the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Baugher, and C. The Vietnam War initiated a long era of making M16s for the military, and the company continued to land contracts as American war-making shifted from southeast Asia to the Middle East.
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