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House Panel Demands Answers From Gun Makers on Marketing of Assault Weapons

  • Letters sent to leading gun manufactures after two massacres
  • Data sought on sales, profit, marketing budgets for rifles
A salesperson shows an AR-15 rifle to a customer at a store in Orem, Utah

A salesperson shows an AR-15 rifle to a customer at a store in Orem, Utah

Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg

The House Oversight Committee is demanding information about the marketing of assault weapons from leading gun manufacturers, including those that made the weapons used in the recent massacres in Texas and New York.

Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat, sent the inquiry in letters to Bushmaster Firearms Industries, Daniel Defense, Sig Sauer Inc., Smith & Wesson Brands, and Sturm, Ruger & Co.