Private Equity Firm To Sell Gun Interest

Cerberus Capital owns Freedom Group, which had merged with the company that made one of the guns used in last week's shootings in Connecticut. Cerberus Capital said in a statement that it's looking to sell its stake in the gun manufacturer. The move follows pressure from the California State Teachers Retirement System among others.

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GREENE: Here's an example of the business world feeling the impact of the school tragedy in Connecticut. Cerberus Capital is a private equity firm and they own a company called Freedom Group. Freedom Group was merged with the company that made one of the guns used in last week's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. Today Cerberus Capital said in a statement that it is looking to sell its stake in the gun manufacturer. This follows pressure yesterday from the California State Teachers Retirement System among others.

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