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26th Mar 2018

One of America’s biggest gun manufacturers has filed for bankruptcy just one day after ‘March for Our Lives’

It was one of the biggest political rallies in America since the Vietnam war era.

Kyle Picknell

The company is one of the oldest gun and ammunition makers in the U.S.

Gun manufacturer Remington Outdoor Co. have reportedly filed for bankruptcy on Sunday following the “March for Our Lives” rallies across America. The gun company have been struggling with mounting debt and lawsuits ever since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

The announcement comes after Americans took to the streets of Washington DC on Saturday to protest gun control following the latest high school shooting in America, which took the lives of 17 teachers and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.

Crowds for “March for Our Lives” exceeded expectations and reached 800,000 people according to reports, dwarfing President Trump’s inauguration figure of roughly 500,000 and becoming one of the largest political rallies in America since the Vietnam war era, with separate demonstrations taking place across all 50 states of the country and elsewhere across the globe.

Remington announced that they were planning to file for bankruptcy last month but held off doing so following the horrific events in Florida just weeks ago. Various retailers have since taken measures to restrict the sale of their guns, most notably with superstore chain Fred Myers committing to stop selling ammunition and firearms, whilst Dick’s Sporting Goods will no longer sell assault-style rifles and Walmart will not sell guns to anyone under the age of 21.

There is still a long way to go.