(Forbes) In September 2014 ATF agents made a surprise visit with search warrants to Connecticut-based Stag Arms, a gun maker known for its AR-15-type rifles (modern sporting rifles). Agents found so many record-keeping and other violations that now Stag Arms has agreed in federal court to pay a $500,000 fine, while its president, Mark Malkowski, will pay a $100,000 fine. Malkowski has also agreed to leave the company and to never own, operate or manage a firearms company again.
There is a lot here for both sides of the gun debate to chew on and spit out.
After the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting near Newtown, Conn., the state’s governor and legislature moved to ban popular firearms and to enact many other onerous restrictions on the right to bear arms.
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