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George Soros Owns Gun Companies?

An email floating around claims Soros has figured out how to disarm us.

by
Howard Nemerov

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October 16, 2011 - 11:08 am

A few days ago, I got this email: “Mr Nemerov, I thought you might be interested in this.”

The message claimed that George Soros has taken ownership of many firearms manufacturers through his shell company.

For the last several years a company called  “The Freedom Group” has been buying up American gun and ammunition manufacturers.

Some people worry that Freedom Group is going to control most of the firearms companies in the United States. Of course, If you control the manufacturers you can decide not to sell to civilians, or, you can raise the prices to ridiculous levels or you can make the supply of guns and ammo scarce – all sorts of logjams.

What a perfect way to control America’s guns!

If you do some digging you will see that The Freedom Group is owned by a Wall Street investment company called “Cerberus Capital Management“.

“Cerberus” in the epic book “The Inferno” by Dante Alighieri, is a three-headed demon hound (from Roman mythology) that guards the Gates of Hell to prevent those damned souls who have just crossed the river Styx, from escaping back to the world.

Investor GEORGE SOROS owns Cerberus!

Larry Keane, Senior Vice President of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, had this to say:

You’re asking me to proof a negative proposition.  I make it a policy never to debate crazy people. Life is too short. It is sort of like the utterly and demonstrably false internet myth of S.B. 2099.  Anyone who really believes George Soros owns the Freedom Group is likely a “prohibited person.”

The National Rifle Association stated: “This rumor is completely false and baseless.” The NRA has a long-standing relationship with both Cerberus and Freedom Group, noting: “The owners and investors involved are strong supporters of the Second Amendment and are avid hunters and shooters.” Further, Soros has never been a part of either group. Most importantly:

This unsubstantiated rumor has caused a great deal of unnecessary concern for gun owners. NRA-ILA urges our members to take great care before repeating baseless rumors found on the Internet.

Here’s the crux of the matter. People send these emails around like manic ping-pong balls over the internet, never bothering to check if they have any basis in fact. Five minutes with Google would have disproven this theory to anybody possessing cognition and a little will.

Unfortunately, there are those who prefer to rely on others to tell them what to think. For those people, there’s always Dancing with the Stars.

For the rest of us, guard your Liberty closely by keeping your powder dry, eyes and ears on, and your brain engaged.

(Thumbnail image by Shutterstock.com.)

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.
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