Citizens Hold Gun Company’s Owner Accountable

In the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, the nation’s attention has keyed in on details of that horrible event. The victims: their names, ages, and accounts of the lives they led. The suspect: speculation about his motivation and mental instability. And of course, the weapons: a Glock 10mm handgun, Sig Sauer 9mm handgun, and a .223 caliber Bushmaster AR 15 rifle. The latter of the three, an assault weapon by federal definition, has inspired some to look past the object, past its North Carolina-based manufacturer, Bushmaster, to Bushmaster’s owner, Freedom Group; then a step further to the Park Avenue based Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that created and is a majority stakeholder in Freedom Group.