Give Dan Quayle at Cerberus a call.
With the current political climate, the release of a new blackrifle to the general public is a political football. Especially when you realize that the "owner" of the problem also owns Chrysler.
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is one of the largest private equity investment firms in the United States. The firm is based in New York City, and run by 48-year-old financier Steve Feinberg. Former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle has been a prominent Cerberus spokesperson and runs one of its international units.
Firearms - Acquired Bushmaster Firearms, Inc., from Windham, Maine native Dick Dyke for an undisclosed sum in April 2006, and purchased Remington Arms in April 2007. Under Cerberus direction, Bushmaster Firearms acquired Cobb Manufacturing, a well-respected manufacturer of large-caliber tactical rifles in August 2007. Cerberus also acquired DPMS Panther Arms December 14th 2007. Remington Arms acquired Marlin Firearms in January 2008
Analysis of the 2006 BATFE sales report shows that Cerberus controls ~50% of the US rifle market:
Rank.......# rifles made in 2006
01_______226761_______MARLIN FIREARMS COMPANY, THE_______CT
03_______172034_______REMINGTON ARMS CO INC_______NY
04_______132687_______REMINGTON ARMS CO INC_______KY
07________67869_______H&R 1871, LLC_______MA
09________47466_______DEFENSE PROCUREMENT MFG SERVICES INC_______MN
11________41430_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______ME
17________16035_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS BFI/QUALITY PARTS CO_______ME
40_________1967_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL LLC_______AZ
44_________1406_______BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INC_______AZ
53__________538_______COBB MANUFACTURING INC_______GA