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Resource ID: #18861
Subject: Guns
Source: CBS News
Date: Feb. 6,7, July 17



CBS News investigates a defect in the trigger system design if the Remington model 700 rifles, which allows the rifle to fire on safety even when the trigger is not touched. The segment tells the tragic story of an American family whose son died of a Remington accident. The report also reveals that, according to a 1979 internal memo, Remington determined that one percent of the two million early Model 700s could be "tricked" into firing. However, the company did nothing to fix the problem. "Thanks to a strong lobby firearms are one of the few products in America which have no government design and safety standards," CBS reports.

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