Congressional Committee Request Marty Daniel of Daniel Defense Testify

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -( On July 6, the bipartisan U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to Marty Daniel, the CEO of Daniel Defense, to ask him to testify during the committee’s ongoing investigation into the gun industry.

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The call on Daniel to testify is due to the Uvalde, Texas murderer using a Daniel Defense DDM4 rifle in his attack on Robb Elementary School that ended with the death of 19 people, including many children. Democrats have exploited this and other tragedies to push for new regulations on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. These anti-gun politicians call semi-automatic rifles like the ones produced by the Georgia-based company “assault weapons.”

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) sent the letter to the gun company. The Congresswoman is the chairwoman of the oversight committee. In the letter, the anti-gun Representative requests that Daniel appear in front of the committee on July 20, 2022. This letter is not a subpoena, so Mr. Daniel has no legal obligation to appear at the hearing in D.C. Many gun rights advocates and lobbyists believe that this panel is not looking for answers and is only used as a stage for anti-gun Congress members to spew anti-gun rhetoric and propaganda.

The Congressional letter doesn’t read as anything but a policy stunt by a politician looking to demonize the firearms industry. The Congresswoman calls out the AR-15 as a firearm used by white supremacists by citing the Buffalo supermarket attack where a disturbed man launched a racially motivated attack against black shoppers. The Congresswoman’s letter ignored the millions of minority gun owners who own AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles. Rep. Maloney also used the extreme anti-gun organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, as a resource for the Congressional letter.

Rep. Maloney also rolled out buzz words such as “weapons of war” to demonize the modern American musket. She claims that Daniel Defense is profiting from selling “weapons of war” to civilians. The letter insinuates that the company is putting profits in front of lives. It ignores the many defensive uses of firearms. It seems to have been written by an anti-gun advocate. Many Congressional letters are in whole or in part written by special interest groups. AmmoLand News could not verify who helped the Representative write the letter to Daniel.

“The information that you provided has heightened the Committee’s concern that your company is continuing to profit from the sale and marketing of weapons of war to civilians, despite the harm these weapons cause, is failing to track instances or patterns where your products are used in crimes, and is failing to take other reasonable precautions to limit injuries and deaths caused by your firearms,” Maloney wrote.

The letter also celebrated the passing of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The highlighting of the gun control bill seems to be a nod to anti-gun groups that might read the letter. The letter also gives anti-gun media organizations a chance to pile onto the manufacturer. Many think this letter is a thinly veiled attack against the gun industry.

As of now, it is unknown if Daniel will appear in Congress to testify in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

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buzz words such as “weapons of war”

Perhaps not military grade, those AR pattern long guns, but certainly weapns of war.

and THAT designation is PRECISELY what makes them lawful items for normal everyday nobodies. Just as the Framers intended when they carefully drafted and ratified that “pesky” Second Article of Ammendment.


Respond to these Commies as they respond to requests for help by an American Citizen. CRICKETS!!!


Assuming Mr Daniels is as conversant on gun issues as many of the columnists and readers of Ammoland, I say, he has nothing to fear. appearing before a congressional “inquiry”. He can use the opportunity to educate the panel (assuming, they don’t try to talk over him).


Do not forget that such appearances are often deceptive tricks to gain the upper hand in a dispute. Unless Mr.Daniel demands a neutral third party visually record, with multiple cameras set up, that meeting, ALL of it, with time signatures as part of the data stream, in addition to or instead of the committee’s recordings, he should politely decline. We have all seen “careful editing” of even court testimony, transforming it from a true complete and accurate record into a surrender to the pigs attempting to carry their way.

Even so, Daniel should NOT voluntarily wallk into the lion’s den.

Divino Vocamen

Didn’t the offender who committed that crime drive to the location in a vehicle ? Has she demanded that the company that manufactured the vehicle also be required to testify and to be held responsible ? Or the drug manufacturing company that was “helping ” the defendant ?


Was the electrical company “requested” to come? Needed for production.
Was the gas manufacturer “requested” to come? Needed to transport the truck.
Was truck manufacturer “requested” to come? Truck used in a Crime against others.
Was drug manufacturer “requested” to come? Most TERRORISTS are medicated.
Was the “doctor” “requested” to come? MUST take responsibility for nonreporting.
Were the parents of the TERRORIST “requested” to come”? Responsible for missing MORAL TRAINING!

Country Boy

DD should send them a short message that reads: Go fuck yourselves.


I doubt DD will but it would be hard to resist doing that.


I had thought Carolyn Baloney had left congress. If she hasn’t it’s high time for her to do so. Daniel Defense makes a very fine rifle, in fact the department (a very large state agency) I retired from got rid of all of their Bushmaster M4s in favor of the Daniel Defense platform. It’s very disingenuous for Rep. Baloney to say that Daniel Defense is profiting from only sales to civilians. I’m sure they made a tidy sum with my department’s purchase of their platform. So it’s not just sales to civilians Ms. Baloney. I wonder if she’s gonna call… Read more »


Another attack on a firearms manufacturers to continue to apply pressure using the agenda by the democratic elite to disarm americans.

The person who commits a violent act with a ford van will ford motor company face the same congressional hearings. HELL NO

If a person uses a chainsaw will the manufactures be questioned and new laws be placed that interfere with their ability to do business HELL NO

This is attack on all law abiding Americans by the elected elite.


I would send them a letter stating that I do not speak to anyone when, it’s a felony for me to lie to them while they are free to lie to me with impunity. Honestly, I wouldn’t even respond to their question asking what time it was. Would that be considered “contemptuous”?


Nope. I see that as approaching the pinnacle of wisdom.

A wiseman sees trouble, and hides himself from it. This congress critter is trouble on two legs and with an outsize piehole.

Dogma Factor

As long as the Democrats control congress there’s nothing bipartisan. You have Democrat leadership dictating which Republicans can serve on which committee, bipartisan is not in the liberal play book.


How odd. In this edition of Ammoland we get an article explaining the striking of the terms ‘assault weapon’ and ‘assault rifle’ from the Associated Press stylebook and at the same time we have.a raving lunatic, Maloney of NY using those discredited and spurious terms against a law abiding manufacturer of lawful products. Propaganda is a strange animal indeed. When you engage in the slight twists and turns of meaning it is difficult to keep up. A great example of this can be found in George Orwell’s classic work ‘1984.’ The rapid succession of editions of the Newspeak Dictionary kept… Read more »

Wild Bill

Whoever controls the language … controls the thought process.


Language that is the correct issue, how the other side has learned to use words to be interrupted to fulfill their agenda. The republicans have not learned this lesson there is no fight in that dog.


Nobody gets to control what’s going on in my head but me. Besides, there are already too many people in there now.

Wild Bill

Being master of one’s own mind is the height of resistance! The Libtard World Order will not allow that.


He just needs to send a photocopy of him flipping her the bird with “strong letter to follow” at the bottom.


SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!


I wouldn’t 2aste my time with trying to get any point across to these traitors of the Constitution, they are as crazy as the Stalin loving blue haired creatures walking our streets. These fake panels can kiss my patriot ass, they are never taking our guns without a fight


He’s already made a fool of himself by advocating for arms laws in the past. I have very little faith that he will do what is right.


Hadn’t heard of that. Got any links to information?


He received a LOT of backlash for supporting arms control and eventually backed down to save his business.


Thank you for the information.

Lesko Brandon

Unless you have some links to back that up, I suspect you are thinking of Ryan Busse (former executive at Kimber) who has called Daniel Defense as “basically the poster child of egregious, aggressive marketing by gun sellers”. Daniels was an vocal supporter of Trump and has mocked gun control measures with his ads.


He received a LOT of backlash for supporting arms control and eventually backed down to save his business.

BTW, this is the very infringement Trump signed into law so I’m not sure why you’re touting his support of Trump as meaning he doesn’t support infringement. Trump enacted more arms control in his first two years than the previous two administrations combined and he supported MUCH more.


Another Bill Ruger?


Idk if I would go that far. Bill repeatedly advocated for some pretty egregious infringement right up until his death. Marty may have just been naive enough to fall for the BS that the NRA and NSSF were feeding him. The fact that he reevaluated his stance and has pretty much come out as saying all arms laws are infringements is a big step in the right direction. However, he should have known better. The argument could also be made that he would have continued his support of infringement had his customers not been so vocally opposed. The fact that… Read more »


Yep. As an activist/organizer I lived through Ruger’s 1980s/90s betrayals. IMO he & scumbag Ruger GC Sanetti did the fooling as much as or more than NRA-NSSF-SAAMI-Coors/Heritage Fndn et ilk. He didn’t just fall for it, he aggressively pushed it, negotiated to exempt his guns while banning others etc. A self-serving Quisling.

Daniel Defense’s sins don’t rise to that level.

TTAG is spot on. Don’t “Fix” NICS. Nix NICS!

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Correction: I became an activist/organizer due to the betrayals by Bill Ruger & Stephen Sanetti, SAAMI, NSSF, NRA, Heritage Foundation & its biggest patron, the Coors brothers.

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Call in Biden for his fiasco for leaving a cache of military weapons for the enemy to use against our own. Start there.


CHINA and RUSSIA loved Uncle JOEY’s DONATING allof that Technowlegy!!!!!!!!!!!


He should reply, “I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request at this time. We only sell firearms to licensed ffl distributors and customers who are cleared by your fbi background checks, completing our legal duty. The US government, on the other hand, has armed ISIS, mexican drug cartels and other terrorists with over $50 billion worth of firearms in the past 2 years alone, and would not pass one of its own background checks, as the US government is committing ongoing felonies by such arms distribution. Furthermore, we will no longer sell arms of any sort or accessories to… Read more »




Think I would send a reply, Interesting the people whom are the very reason we need guns would want us to give them up so we could be subjugated…na I dont think so


I think i would politely decline.

While at the same time, tell them to pound sand.

Henry Bowman

YES! Telling these tyrants to pound sand is possibly the most polite way to blow them off!!

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