Remington, DPMS, Marlin-who owns them?

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by -06, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Any truth to this story?

    For the last several years a company called "The Freedom Group" has been buying up American gun and ammunition manufacturers.

    Some of these companies are:


    Panther Arms
    Dakota Arms
    LC Smith
    Barnes Bullets

    Some people worry that Freedom Group is going to control most of the firearms companies in the United States. Of course, if you control the manufacturers you can decide not to sell to civilians, or, you can raise the prices to ridiculous levels or you can make the supply of guns and ammo scarce - all sorts of logjams.

    What a perfect way to control America's guns!

    If you do some digging you will see that The Freedom Group is owned by a Wall Street investment company called "Cerberus Capital Management".

    "Cerberus" in the epic book "The Inferno" by Dante Alighieri, is a three-headed demon hound (from Roman mythology) that guards the Gates of Hell to prevent those damned souls who have just crossed the river Styx, from escaping back to the world.

    Investor GEORGE SOROS owns Cerberus!

    Please pass this on to all your freedom loving friends. This needs to come out - and quickly! Why have we not heard about this in the "mainstream" media? I would think this would be BIG news.

    The absence of big media coverage on this important subject should be BIG news to you, too!

  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    It is true; this is from their website:
    What is Freedom Group?

    We are the world's leading innovator, designer, manufacturer and marketer of firearms, ammunition and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement and military markets. As one of the largest manufacturers in the world of firearms and ammunition, we have some of the most globally recognized brands including Remington®, Bushmaster® Firearms, DPMS/Panther Arms™, Marlin®, H&R®, The Parker Gun™, EOTAC™, Mountain Khakis®, Advanced Armament Corp. ®, Dakota Arms® and Barnes® Bullets.
    For more information download the Freedom Group Brochure.
    Mission Statement

    Freedom Group develops, manufactures and markets innovative firearms, ammunition and related products of the highest quality for demanding applications in the commercial, law enforcement and defense markets around the world. Our value-added solutions result from a thorough understanding of our customers' needs and aspirations and our relentless pursuit of innovation, quality and continuous improvement in every aspect of our business.
    Vision Statement

    Freedom Group is the premier U.S. provider of firearms, ammunition and related products to a diverse set of global customers and markets. We are dedicated to design excellence, product innovation, speed to market, outstanding customer service and superior quality. We always treat our customers, employees, business partners, environment, community and nation with the highest levels of integrity.
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    No mention of The Dark Lord Of The Sith, Soros.... but it looks like Cerberus has a quirky history of successes and failures. It reads like they tend to want to expand too fast - a death knell for many growing corporations.......
  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Oh Frack!
  6. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="newsHead1" align="center">Internet Rumors About Cerberus, Freedom Group Are Patently False</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="copy">Friday, October 14, 2011</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="copy"> Recently, an old rumor regarding Cerberus--the private equity firm that owns Freedom group, a holding company that in turn owns a number of firearms manufacturers, including Remington, Marlin, Bushmaster, and DPMS--was in some way tied to George Soros.
    This rumor is completely false and baseless.

    NRA has had contact with officials from Cerberus and Freedom Group for some time. The owners and investors involved are strong supporters of the Second Amendment and are avid hunters and shooters.

    In reality, at no time has George Soros ever been a part of the ownership group of Freedom Group or Cerberus, and as a privately traded corporation, there is no possibility that he will be in the future.

    This unsubstantiated rumor has caused a great deal of unnecessary concern for gun owners. NRA-ILA urges our members to take great care before repeating baseless rumors found on the Internet.
  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Thanks for the debunking there Falc!

    Most appreciated, now i can sleep at night.
  8. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    What worries me with some of the companies like this is like Colt a few years ago the stopped selling to the public and went under contract for Military and LEO only and just now starting back into the public. A friend of mine was talking the other day that Glock's are going to become hard to get for awhile because he had herd the FED's was doing a contract with them. One of the local gun shop's was talking about the govement ordering large supplies of different ammo and in the contracts that the ammo companies had to fill their order's first and that they would only take so much at a time. Has any one else herd this? I know the guy order's for our DEPT. and he said that the contract also stated for the next two years or how ever long the goverment co
    uld request the ammo companies to stop selling to the public and produce large amount's for the goverment. I was thinking of there is any truth to this is this another way they are going to control our gun's and ammo. Then you take a company this size if they went under Federal contract that would be kick to gun owner's and the market.
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