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  •  Or Cerberus Capital Management. (8+ / 0-)

    I want some pseudo-psychological analysis of the financiers and gun manufacturers. They've flooded the United States with weapons suitable for a military.

    •  Cerberus Capital has a large portfolio (4+ / 0-)
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      madhaus, Mr Robert, antirove, caul

      of gun manufacturers through its ownership of the Freedom Group. I was surprised to see how many Cerberus (a private equity firm that includes Republican notables  Dan Quayle and John W. Snow) had in their portfolio. They own about a dozen firearms manufacturers including some well known names such as Remington and Bushmaster. Here is a list.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      However, in total gun manufacturers represents a small part of the total Cerberus portfolio and neither Quayle or Snow are involved in the Freedom Group.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:47:05 PM PST

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      •  Do they own the gun manufacturers outright? (1+ / 0-)
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        VClib

        Or is this partial ownership?  Sorry for not clicking on your link, I am on the iPad and already have too many tabs open to easily check it out and not lose my place in this thread. :(. Were I on the desktop this would be easy.

        •  The Freedom Group owns all or nearly all (3+ / 0-)
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          tikkun, antirove, SoCalSal

          of the shares of the gun manufacturers and Cerberus owns a controlling interest in Freedom Group. The gun manufacturers are all private companies so Cerberus clearly controls them.  

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 03:17:17 PM PST

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