WASHINGTON – The Committee on Oversight and Reform of the House of Representatives called to declare on July 20 the three largest arms manufacturers in the country, after the shooting that left seven dead at the 4th of July parade in Highland Park.
The chair of the committee, Democrat Carolyn Maloney, requested by letter the appearance of the CEOs of Daniel Defense, Marty Daniel; Smith & Wesson Brands, Mark Smith; and from Sturm, Ruger & Company, Christopher Killoy.
The representatives of the arms manufacturing companies have until tomorrow, Friday, to confirm their attendance.
“The products of his companies have been used for decades to commit murder and massacres, but his companies have continued to sell civilians assault rifles,” Maloney criticized Thursday in a statement.
The Oversight and Reform Committee opened an investigation on the sale of assault rifles to civilians by the country’s arms manufacturers on May 26.
With the appearance of the general directors of these companies, the committee intends to gather information on the benefits that these companies have had with the sale of semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15.
The committee requested the appearance of the manufacturers after last Monday, during Independence Day, a man fired a rifle at the parade in Highland Park, north of Chicago, killing 7 of them and injuring 39 others. .
Researchers have confirmed that The suspect purchased the shooting weapon, a high-caliber rifle, legally, and that he also had other firearms, which he also acquired legally.
The debate on the possession and control of weapons has been reopened in recent weeks in the country after the May 24 shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 children and two teachers, and the May 14 white supremacist attack in Buffalo, New York, which killed ten people.
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