...a former "semi" communist gun manufacturer located in the United States, notorious for being the only gun manufacturer to be cowed by "then" HUD Director Andrew Cuomo "Current Governor of NY" into signing the Clinton HUD agreement which promised protection from government lawsuits in exchange for turning "Benedict Arnold" on the gun culture by agreeing to voluntarily meet excessive restriction Clinton was unable to get approved in Congress.
Wholesaler backlash and massive cancelations of orders Nation Wide put S&W into a financial tailspin until "then owner" Tompkins Limited... A British Holding Company, Sold the S&W brand back into American hands to Safe T Lock, a Texas bases gun lock manufacturer.
Of course the sale was not finalized until after the election of GWB and the agreement nullified by "then AG" John Ashcroft.
They are doing much better now.
...any more history questions? I'm here all week.