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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Browning Shuns Deal




MORGAN, Utah -- Firearms manufacturer Browning, distributor of the Winchester brand rifle, announced Monday it would not join competitor Smith & Wesson in a deal with the U.S. government.


"They're asking the companies to exercise regulatory authority," said Rich Bauter, vice president for Browning firearms marketing.


On March 17, Smith & Wesson, the world's largest manufacturer of handguns, shocked guns-rights advocates by announcing it would sign an agreement with the U.S. government to install child trigger locks and develop so-called smart-gun technology.