Executives from major gun manufacturers are scheduled to appear before a House of Representatives subcommittee probing recent mass shootings in Texas and New York on Wednesday.

According to Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, the hearing would “examine the responsibility that the firearm industry bears in contributing to the gun violence epidemic in the United States and the steps Congress can take to hold manufacturers accountable,”

Christopher Killoy, president and CEO of Sturm, Ruger & Co Inc (RGR.N), and Marty Daniel, CEO of Daniel Defense LLC, have both been confirmed as witnesses. Smith & Wesson Brands Inc (SWBI.O) president and CEO Mark P. Smith has been invited.

Following major shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, the committee requested comments from each of the CEOs.

The killings, which occurred only 10 days apart in May, killed 31 people and shook a nation known for its high prevalence of gun violence.

Source: Reuters

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