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[WATCH] House Oversight Committee Calls On Gun Manufacturer CEOs to Testify

[WATCH] House Oversight Committee Calls On Gun Manufacturer CEOs to Testify

The CEOs of three major gun manufacturers have been called to testify before the House Oversight Committee on gun violence at the end of the month.

The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, and is part of an investigation into gun manufacturers that the Oversight Committee had opened in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) sent letters seeking answers to questions from five gun manufacturers: Daniel Defense, Bushmaster, Sig Sauer, Smith &Wesson Brands, and Sturm, Ruger & Company.

The House Oversight Committee said in its press release that the panel is “gathering financial and marketing information from these companies regarding their sale of weapons of war in the United States — including the assault weapons used in the recent mass murders in Highland Park and Uvalde.”

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Daniel Defense is the manufacturer of the weapon used in the Uvalde mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers, the Washington Post reported. The Highland Park shooter used a Smith & Wesson M&P semi-automatic weapon, Maloney wrote in a letter to Smith & Wesson Brands CEO Mark Smith.

“I am deeply troubled that gun manufacturers continue to profit from the sale of weapons of war, including AR-15-style assault rifles that were used by a white supremacist to murder ten people in Buffalo, New York, and in the massacre of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas,” Maloney wrote in each of the letters. “Products sold by your company have been used for decades to carry out homicides and even mass murders, yet your company has continued to market assault weapons to civilians,” she added.

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