UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Fairfield firearms maker, with $1.2M donated to NRA, helps arm gun-rights lobby

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fairfield firearms maker, with $1.2M donated to NRA, helps arm gun-rights lobby

Now that the federal government's fiscal cliff crisis is over, another impassioned debate in Washington is likely to affect one Fairfield business more than any other.
But to make sure its voice is heard in that debate, Sturm Ruger & Co., a manufacturer of handguns and rifles headquartered on Lacey Place in Fairfield's Southport section, has emerged in the last year as a major bankroller of the firearms industry's powerful lobby -- the National Rifle Association.
Sturm Ruger made and sold more than 1.2 million firearms from April 2011 to April 2012, and some of the weapons it manufactures in Newport, N.H., and Prescott, Ariz., appear to be in the sights of at least one Democratic senator who favors new gun-control legislation.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., plans to introduce a bill this month that would ban the manufacture or sale of "military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition-feeding devices." While the specifics of her bill aren't available, she includes "semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds," according to a summary on her website.
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