Obstacles for "smart guns" are about ideology more than technology

Aug 13, 2018
Startups are making firearms that only registered owners can use, but the weapons face a tough road to market.
Assault rifles hang on the wall for sale at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, in 2017.
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Gun sales and stocks drop as big companies and individuals review investments

Mar 1, 2018
American Outdoor Brands, formerly known as Smith & Wesson, will report earnings after markets close today. The gun-maker’s stock price fell to a five-year low yesterday after Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would stop selling assault-style rifles. After the deadly high school shooting in Florida, many companies and consumers are looking to distance themselves from […]

Smith & Wesson asking shareholders to approve a name change

Dec 13, 2016
Shareholders vote Tuesday on whether to approve Smith & Wesson’s name change to “American Outdoor Brands.” The firearms unit will continue as Smith & Wesson — one of the most iconic American brands — but the name change for the parent company comes as it expands into outdoor camping gear. The old name might interfere […]
A sign at the Smith & Wesson booth is shown at the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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