16 years ago, the U.S. government came to a deal with Smith & Wesson. It's up to us to make that happen again.
Once upon a time, a major gun manufacturer stood on the side of gun control.
In March 2000, the Clinton White House announced a historic agreement with manufacturer Smith & Wesson. The agreement hinged on some safety improvements — namely, that new guns would be required to include a locked safety, that a portion of revenue would go toward researching new safety technology, and an agreement that new guns would not be able to accept high-capacity magazines. It was a huge deal, coming less than a year after the Columbine massacre.