Assault Weapon Manufacturer Profiles and Firearm Backgrounders

Manufacturer Profiles

Profile of Ruger, the Manufacturer of the Assault Rifle Used in the Lewiston, Maine Mass Shooting (October 2023)

Profile of Daniel Defense (May 2022)

Firearm Backgrounders

The Militarized Marketing of Bushmaster Assault Rifles (April 2018)

Understanding the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Semiautomatic Assault Rifle (February 2018)

SKS Assault Rifles: A Menace to Law Enforcement (June 2017)

Understanding the Sig Sauer MCX Assault Rifle Used in the Orlando Mass Shooting (June 2016)

Freedom Group’s Militarized Marketing (January 2014)

VPC Backgrounder: The Ruger Mini-14 —The “Poor Man’s Assault Rifle” (July 2011)