1. Smith & Wesson acquires Idaho company specializing in firearm suppressors

    Smith & Wesson acquires Idaho company specializing in firearm suppressors

    Smith & Wesson plans by summer's end to acquire a company that makes firearm suppressors -- an "opportunistic" move it says will help it expand into a growing market as states across the country legalize gun suppressors for consumers. The Springfield manufacturer, a branch of American Outdoor Brands Corp., announced Monday it will acquire Gemini Technologies Inc. The Idaho company known as Gemtech manufactures "high quality suppressors and accessories for the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets."

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    1. By decreasing the overall sound signature, suppressors help to preserve the hearing of recreational shooters and hunters. It also can help to mitigate noise complaints from those who live near shooting ranges and hunting land.
    2. With firearms there are so many myths out there about what guns can do and can't do, and are and are not. Suppressors are the same way. It takes a lot of education.
    3. It's harder to hear the shot and you can kill people in public without notice and Smith & Wesson is no different than Donald Trump, Jr. who is promoting his silencer company that he's invested in. It's all about making it easier to kill without being caught.
    4. Smith & Wesson will be laughing all the way to the bank while the rest of us are crying over the deaths of our loved ones, it's that simple ... It's all about the money.
    5. The company intends to complete the acquisition of Gemtech utilizing cash on hand and expects the transaction to close this summer.
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