From my old gunsmith buddy in NE Missouri: http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/remington-arms-company-llc-acquires-tapco/? This newest aquisition still makes me very leary about Freedom Group's (or an outside agency's) ability to shut down a large percentage of arms, ammunition and accessories currently available to US! I know others have made previous posts that they've been assured that it's all about business and that FG is pro-America/pro-Gun. Since words are pretty cheap and often ring hollow and meaningless in the world today...I get these uneasy feelings about such activities. All we can do is keep and ear to the ground until there's smoke, by which time...it'll be anyone's guess. I also figure the wingnuts from the Brady bunch will use Sandy as another platform from which to mount more attempts to erode/erase the 2nd. It appears our fellow citizens in storm-torn areas have clearly posted their intentions to defend their property on large signs by any means necessary...rightfully so! "Insured by S&W." I hope they don't have to face too many opportunistic bottom feeders, but when the do, may GOD give them the strength and true aim to erase those threats.