Is this true???????

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Bully, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Bully

    Bully Active Member

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    This is very interesting????????????


    Be sure to check the link on the very bottom & look that site over real good too, very informative!!

    For the last several years a company called* "The Freedom Group" has been buying up American gun and ammunition manufacturers. Freedom Group Family of Companies
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    Some of these companies are:

    Bushmaster,
    Marlin,
    Remington,
    DPMS,
    Dakota Arms and
    H&R.
    DPMS Panther Arms
    NEF
    Dakota Arms
    LC Smith
    Parker
    AAC
    Barnes Bullets
    EOTAC
    INTC


    Some people worry that Freedom Group is going to control most of the firearms companies in the United States . Of course, If you control the manufacturers you can decide not to sell to civilians, or, you can raise the prices to ridiculous levels or you can make the supply of guns and ammo scarce - all sorts of logjams.
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    What a perfect way to control America 's guns!

    If you do some digging you will see that The Freedom Group is owned by a Wall Street investment company called "Cerberus Capital Management".
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    "Cerberus" in the epic book "The Inferno" by Dante Alighieri, is a three-headed demon hound (from Roman mythology) that guards the Gates of Hell to prevent those damned souls who have just crossed the river Styx, from escaping back to the world.
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    Investor GEORGE SOROS owns Cerberus!
    Cerberus Plans IPO for Freedom Group Companies (Remington, Bushmaster, Marlin, DPMS, H&R) « Daily Bulletin
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    Here's a comment from this web site: Cerberus is big enough to make waves in Washington . Money talks in politics and Cerberus has lots of it.”

    Please pass this on to all your freedom loving friends. This needs to come out - and quickly!* We not heard about this in the "mainstream" media* They are in favor of this.
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    The absence of big media coverage on this important subject should be BIG news to you!
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  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    It's false.
    Just another internet rumor meant to get you agitated.

    Soros has no known connection to Cerebus.
     

  3. mnhntr

    mnhntr Well-Known Member

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    Does not sound like the kind of guy to be owned by Soros

    Steve Feinberg
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Steve Feinberg
    Born March 29, 1960 (age 51)
    Net worth US$1.0 billion (2008)[1]
    Stephen A. Feinberg (born March 29, 1960) is an American businessman active in the field of private equity. He is the founder and head of Cerberus Capital Management.
    Contents [hide]
    1 Early life
    2 Professional career
    3 Personal
    4 References
    [edit]Early life

    Feinberg was born in the Bronx, NY. At eight his family moved to Spring Valley, New York, a relatively poor suburb of New York City. His father was a steel salesman.
    He attended Princeton University in New Jersey, graduating with a degree in politics in 1982. While there, he captained the tennis team and joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
    [edit]Professional career

    After graduating from college, Feinberg worked as a trader at Drexel Burnham and Gruntal & Co.
    In 1992 Feinberg teamed up with William L. Richter to found Cerberus Capital Management with just $10 million under management. Feinberg has been at the helm of the firm since its founding. Later alliances with J. Ezra Merkin were important for raising capital. Subsequent hirings of former politicians and lobbyists John Snow, Dan Quayle and others have served as door-openers in Washington and abroad.
    The 2007 Cerberus purchase of Chrysler Corp. from Germany's Daimler Benz became a major and, as of 2009, unsuccessful initiative by Feinberg into a higher-profile investment. Feinberg and others at the firm explicitly presented the investment as patriotic, but many critics ultimately questioned that characterization, especially after Chrysler had to seek and take federal aid. (Chrysler now, with federal help, has been sold to Fiat.) As of 2009, Cerberus was facing major calls from its investors for redemptions, and had written down its investment in Chrysler to 19 cents on the dollar. Had there not been the federal bailout, the investment could have been worth nothing.[2]
    [edit]Personal

    Feinberg has been noted to be a very private person. Despite his considerable personal wealth (Feinberg reportedly made $50 million in 2004), his lifestyle is notably less extravagant than his peers in private equity.[3] He lives on Manhattan's Upper East Side with his wife Gisela and their three daughters.
    His hobbies include game hunting, chess, skiing, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Steve and Gisela Feinberg are prolific donors to the Republican Party and related organizations. Former Republican Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle works for Cerberus as Chairman of Global Investments, and former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was a client.
    [edit]References

    ^ [1]
    ^ "For Private Equity, a Very Public Disaster" by Louise Story, The New York Times, August 9, 2009. Retrieved 8/29/09.
    ^ "While other hedge-fund managers are collecting fine French wines and flying around in private planes, he drives a Ford truck and drinks Budweiser." What's Bigger Than Cisco, quoting Jonathan Gallen, a personal friend of Feinberg
    Chrysler's Hidden Coffers, New York Times, 15 December 2008
    Chrysler’s Friends in High Places, New York Times, 12/5/08
    The Most Dangerous Deal in America, Portfolio.com, Sept 07
    What's Bigger Than Cisco, Coke, Or McDonald's? Steve Feinberg's Cerberus, a vast hedge fund that's snapping up companies -- lots of them, BusinessWeek, 10/3/05
    Biographical infobox, BusinessWeek, 10/3/05
    A recluse lifts the Veil a Little, New York Times, 4/15/08
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Even if it were true, free enterprise and capitalism would resolve the issue

    ...unless inhibited by certain political factions who continue to chip away at our 2nd ammendment rights