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Firearm Manufactures Bought Out By George Soros - Have you heard of this!?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by 142, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. 142

    142 Rogue Valley Member

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    This is a page from a politically oriented club news letter that a relative shared with me this morning. This may be of old news to some but I am active in the firearm industry and have not heard of this "buy out." There are pictures of London's riots associated with this article that I did not include with the text. Food for thought. Please comment and share this if you feel compelled to do so. Thank you!

    "Shop owners watch in helpless horror as shops are looted and subsequently burned.
    You may dislike guns or the
    thought of using one frightens or disgusts
    you, but just the thought that any
    individual in our country might possess
    one has been a major deterrent to those
    wishing to invade our country. The
    Emperor of Japan, Lenin, Mao and many
    others have said that they would not attack
    the mainland of the United States because
    they knew that every citizen could have a

    With this in mind we should be
    aware of a notification given recently by
    the NRA telling us about a company
    called, “The Freedom Group”. (The name
    alone should be a red flag because many
    such ‘freedom’ sounding names have
    turned out to be anything but.) For the last
    several years "The Freedom Group" has
    been buying up gun and ammunition
    manufacturers. Some of the companies
    have been; Bushmaster, Marlin,
    Remington, DPMS, Dakota Arms and
    H&R. Some people worry that this
    "Freedom Group" is going to control most
    firearm companies in the United States.
    Just think, if you control the manufacturers
    you can control and stop the sales to
    civilians. What a perfect way to control

    They have also acquired Barnes,
    which gained them entry into the
    ammunition component business at a time
    when brass, bullets, and powder remain in
    high demand. As the Freedom Group
    continues to build a vertically integrated
    firearms-related mega-corporation, one
    wonders if The Freedom Group will look
    to acquire a powder-maker next.

    If you do some digging you will
    see that The Freedom Group is owned by a
    company called Cerberus Capital
    Management. Guess who controls
    Cerberus? GEORGE SOROS!

    This needs to be known. Why
    have we not heard about this in the
    "mainstream" media? This should be big
    news that could impact us all.

    Verifying some of this is
    information received from a Simi Valley
    friend of our editor who has been looking
    for an AR15 for a few months. His local
    gun dealer said he has not been able to get
    any Bushmaster or DPMS rifles since
    Soros bought them out. Read and believe.
    The clues are staring us in the face. Is this
    Obama’s backdoor approach to disarming
    his subjects? It could just be the spark that
    ignites a powder keg once patriots figure
    out there will be no more guns or
    ammunition available.

    IN ADDITION: Hillary has been working hard in the background trying to accomplish the same at the U.N, “The sole purpose of
    the UN Arms Trade Treaty is to stop terrorism and crime.,“ she says. But the truth is, this abominable treaty would do nothing more
    than prevent Americans from defending themselves from petty crime and tyranny alike. THE UN ARMS TRADE TREATY WILL
  2. Barefoot343

    Barefoot343 liberalville Active Member

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    Can you provide a link on him buying out DPMS and Bushmaster? I want to research this more.

    it would be so sad if Soros was driving by a firing range somewhere and a stray bullet accidently hit him wouldn't it?
  3. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I did some research and basically this is false...internet gibberish...

    Home • Ask FactCheck • George Soros’ Gun Grab? George Soros’ Gun Grab?
    Posted on October 21, 2011

    Q: Does George Soros own the company buying many firms that make guns and ammunition?
    A: No. Contrary to a fanciful claim made in a viral email, the Freedom Group is not linked to the liberal billionaire. The National Rifle Association says the real owners are “strong supporters” of gun rights.

    Searched your archives and viral stories, couldn’t find. Is there any truth to this?

    I googled “Cerberus capital management freedom group buying guns” and found many stories about this. Without lots of research, it looks like it is true!

    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:

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    Dakota Arms and
    DPMS 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 **** 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!


    The anonymous author of this chain letter asks why the media haven’t reported that George Soros is connected to a company that is buying a lot of other companies that make guns and ammunition. The answer to that question is simple: because it isn’t true.

    Soros doesn’t own Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm founded in 1992 by Stephen Feinberg and William Richter. Both Feinberg and Richter currently serve as two of the firm’s senior managing directors. And Feinberg, also the firm’s chief executive officer, is an avid hunter.

    Soros, a billionaire philanthropist and known supporter of Democratic causes, isn’t even one of the company’s 26 senior executives. But the firm’s senior executives do include former Republican Vice President Dan Quayle and former Republican Treasury Secretary John Snow.

    It’s true, however, that Cerberus Capital Management owns Freedom Group, a leading company in the manufacturing and marketing of guns and ammunition. And it’s also true that in recent years Freedom Group has acquired many of the firearms and ammunition manufacturing companies mentioned in the email, including Bushmaster Firearms (in April 2006), Remington (in May 2007) and Marlin (in January 2008). But that’s about all the author of this latest viral message gets right.

    It has even been taken apart online by none other than the National Rifle Association, the largest gun-rights lobbying organization in the United States. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action called the rumor “completely false and baseless.”
  4. 142

    142 Rogue Valley Member

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    Good to know. Thanks for sharing what you know. I will be looking into this further even so.
  5. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Please do, if you find a connection that was not on here, it would be interesting at the least...
  6. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  7. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Don't believe everything that you read on the internet.
  8. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    ^^ This!!

    It's almost as silly as the UN proposal taking away the USA 2nd amendment.