They could have fixed it for 5.5 cents per rifle years ago, but decided against a modification of the Remington Model 700-series rifle that could have saved lives. A CNBC investigation has uncovered that the company has had “concerns” over this gun’s safety for 60 years but did nothing. That should give hunters that use the rifle a real warm feeling, but they can thank the organization they probably belong to known as the National Rifle Assn. (NRA).
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Remington’s strategy in court is to convince a judge, who is probably afraid of the NRA members sitting in the front row that the “inexperienced Users” are at fault. You have to be real dumb if you have encountered the miss-fire, know you didn’t accidentally pull the trigger, and still support Remington and the NRA on this issue. It’s said the recall campaign could cost up to $300 million, which is more that the entire net worth of Remington.