Beretta USA Corporation
Italian gun manufacturer Beretta has contributed more than a million dollars to the NRA. On the Beretta USA website, they are currently selling what they call “tactical” weapons, meaning military-style semi-automatic assault rifles, such as the Cx4 Storm and the 92FS & CX4 high-capacity magazine with 30-round capacity and a 92-magazine adapter. A notice on the website states that the high-capacity magazine is against state laws in California, New York, Hawaii, New Jersey, Maryland, and Massachusetts, and advises customers that they will not be shipped to these states.
One customer gave this glowing review of the Cx4 Storm: “With the latest crazy rush to purchase AR-15’s the prices of those weapons have went [sic] up over 200%. I purchased a 9mm CX4 Storm on 12/28/12 at regular retail price. Carbines offer an excellent alternative to the AR-15. The Storm is an exceptional piece of equipment.”
“The Storm” was the primary weapon used in the 2006 Dawson College shooting in Montreal, Canada that killed two, including the perpetrator, and injured 19 people.
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