Gun Executives Appear before House Committee

Chairwoman Maloney faults the gun industry for mass shootings.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee led a hearing this week in which the executives of gun manufacturing companies Ruger and Daniel Defense were asked about their role in recent mass shootings. The questions stemmed from the assault weapons manufactured, marketed, and sold by the companies being used in high-profile mass shootings in the past few years. 

Committee chairwoman Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York stated, “The gun industry has flooded our neighborhoods, our schools, even our churches, and synagogues, and gotten rich doing it.” 

Christopher Killoy, president and CEO of Ruger, said that an assault weapon is only “an inanimate object.” He stated, “A firearm, any firearm, can be used for good or evil. The difference is in the intent of the individual possessing it.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For prudence for members of the House committee as they investigate issues facing the nation.
  • For wisdom for U.S. governing officials as they seek to prevent gun violence.
  • For federal judges as they hear cases regarding Second Amendment rights.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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