At Blowhard’s Businessweek, Paul M. Barrett writes:
Global Digitalâ€™s Richard Sullivan, who eventually got back to me, insists that his ardor for Freedom is genuine. Despite the puny financial scale of his current operation, which trades over-the-counter and has a market capitalization of less than $60 million, Sullivan says he has a long history of starting and acquiring companiesâ€”and that he has big ideas for consolidating the fragmented U.S. gun business.
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As best I could tell, Sullivan shares an ambition with a number of other techies to implant firearms with chips that would allow owners to prevent unauthorized people (children, thieves) from misusing their weapons. Such â€śsmart gunâ€ť technology theoretically could help locate lost guns and allow for digitally enhanced targeting.
The Freedom Group (held by Cerberus Capital Management) includes Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS/Panther Arms, Marlin, Para USA, and Barnes Bullets.
So, really the goal is the same as the unproven technology about to be required by N.J. and maybe California. I wonder if Global Digital also owns a gaudy watch company?
Related: One of the Democratic candidates for Massachusetts Attorney General also wants to require digital fingerprint tech in new guns.
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