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Cerberus struggles to sell Bushmaster rifle maker

Dec 10, 2013
Despite public efforts, private equity firm struggles to sell Freedom Group.
Posted In: Bushmaster, Sandy Hook, NRA
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Mass shootings no longer seem to threaten investors

Sep 23, 2013
In the past, a mass shooting would mean a dip in the stock price of gunmakers.
Posted In: Smith & Wesson, NRA, guns
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Starbucks switches message on open carry guns in stores

Sep 18, 2013
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged customers not to bring guns into his coffee chain's stores.
Posted In: NRA, gun control, Howard Schultz, starbucks
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Bullet shortage? No problem: Make your own

Jun 24, 2013
Demand for firearms has been skyrocketing since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. But when ammunition is in short supply or sales are limited, you can always make your own.
Posted In: guns, ammunition, bullets
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The safety payoff of the big business of gun training

May 22, 2013
As more people buy guns for self-defense, gun training courses grow.
Posted In: guns
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Does the gun you want cost too much? There's a loan for that

Apr 25, 2013
Not everyone has the cash upfront to buy a new gun. We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase.
Posted In: gun sales, loans, guns
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Other lobbyists look for lessons in NRA success

Apr 19, 2013
With defeat of gun control legislation, NRA strategies become the talk of other lobbyists.
Posted In: guns, lobbying, NRA
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Are 'smart guns' ready for market?

Apr 19, 2013
Technology exists where only electronically recognized users can fire a gun, but are gun buyers interested?
Posted In: guns, Tech, sensors
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Online gun sales take off

Apr 17, 2013
Failure of efforts to require background checks casts spotlight on online gun sales.
Posted In: gun sales, guns, background check
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'NRA 500' NASCAR race ignites sponsorship controversy

Apr 12, 2013
This weekend, Texas Motor Speedway will host a NASCAR race -- and the name of the race is causing a bit of controversy. It's called the NRA 500, as in National Rifle Association.
Posted In: NASCAR, NRA, sponsorship, Sports, gun control

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"Gun and dollars" is Marketplace's coverage, launched in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., looking at the gun and firearm industry and the money on both sides of the debate.

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