How Gun-Makers Are Arming the Culture War
Manufacturers follow a set playbook when their products are used in mass shootings.
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After a mass shooting, gun manufacturers follow a set playbook: They offer “thoughts and prayers,” go quiet, and wait for the bump in sales driven by fear of new gun restrictions. The company Daniel Defense’s products were used in Uvalde, Texas, and in the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. Does it have a responsibility for how it market its rifles—or how its weapons are used?
Guest: Todd C. Frankel is an enterprise reporter on the Washington Post’s financial desk, covering people and policy.
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Elena Schwartz, Carmel Delshad, Anna Rubanova, and Sam Kim.