(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson has hit back at a subpoena issued by the Democrat-dominated Oversight and Reform Committee of the US House of Representatives.
The Democrat subpoena was issued on August 1. Four days later, Smith & Wesson disputed and blasted the move in a special letter that it sent to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the chair of the committee, according to an exclusive report by Breitbart News which has seen the letter.
The subpoena refers to a request for information by the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Smith & Wesson’s sales of modern sporting rifles (MSRs), which, the report notes, are mistakenly called “assault weapons” by leftists.
Mark Paoletta, a lawyer representing Smith & Wesson, says that the firearms producer has done its best to accommodate the information request.
At the same time, on Monday, Mark Smith, the CEO of Smith & Wesson, issued a scathing statement on the subpoena by the congressional Democrats.
In it, he blasted the attempt to hurt and compromise the firearms manufacturer and exposed the Democratic Party as the main factor to blame for spiking crime rates in many communities across the US.
“A number of politicians and their lobbying partners in the media have recently sought to disparage Smith & Wesson. Some… have vilified, undermined, and defunded law enforcement for years, supported prosecutors who refuse to hold criminals accountable for their actions, overseen the decay of our country’s mental health infrastructure, and generally promoted a culture of lawlessness,” the CEO declared.
“[These people suggest that] Smith & Wesson and other firearm manufacturers are somehow responsible for the crime wave that has predictably resulted from these destructive policies,” Smith added.
“But they are the ones to blame for the surge in violence and lawlessness, and they seek to avoid any responsibility for the crisis of violence they have created by attempting to shift the blame to Smith & Wesson, other firearm manufacturers, and law-abiding gun owners,” he elaborated.
In his words, there can be “no surprise” that the cities plagued by violent crime “are the very same cities that have promoted irresponsible, soft-on-crime policies that often treat criminals as victims and victims as criminals.”
The Smith & Wesson CEO emphasized that, for the most part, these cities have the strictest gun laws in the United States.
“Rather than confront the failure of their policies, certain politicians have sought more laws restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while simultaneously continuing to undermine our institutions of law and order,” Smith declared.
Smith & Wesson has fired back in a letter against the House Oversight and Reform Committee Democrats’ subpoena against the firearms manufacturer, Breitbart News can exclusively reveal. https://t.co/LgCWwk28Li
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