US Airways flight attendant arrested with handgun in bag

ROME, June 24 (UPI) -- Police in Rome say they've arrested a US Airways flight attendant for allegedly trying to bring a disassembled gun onto a flight.

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Mark Kelly's gun transaction canceled

Mark Kelly's gun transaction canceled

TUCSON, March 26 (UPI) -- A gun store owner in Tucson said he canceled the purchase of an assault weapon by Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, R-Ariz..

Lancer touts contribution to new gun

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Lancer LP, a Pennsylvania manufacturer of components for small arms, is highlighting its collaboration with Sig Sauer Inc. on the new SIG MPX submachine gun.
First school shooting victims buried

First school shooting victims buried

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Townspeople in Newtown, Conn., Monday began burying the 26 victims of last week's massacre at an elementary school -- two 6-year-old boys.

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28 dead after Connecticut massacre

28 dead after Connecticut massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Adam Lanza killed his mother Friday, then went to the Newtown, Conn., grade school where she taught and killed 26 people, 20 of them children, police said.

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Man orders TV, gets military rifle

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A Washington man says he ordered a flat-screen television through Amazon.com and instead received a military style assault rifle.

Gun, drugs found at day-care center

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A handgun and marijuana were found in a Milwaukee day-care center closed because of allegations of fraud, police said.

Air marshal weapon details made public

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Details of the gun type U.S. air marshals will soon be carrying have been made public, a move marshals say could put them and air passengers at risk.

Stolen police car found, gun, uniform gone

CORNWALL, Ontario, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An investigation was under way Wednesday by provincial police in eastern Ontario after an unmarked police car was stolen and a gun was found missing.
Gun found was used in Hudson slayings

Gun found was used in Hudson slayings

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Forensic test results confirm a gun police found this week was used in the Hudson family triple homicide in Chicago, sources told the Chicago Tribune.

Cops name new doughnut-eating champ

ELKHORN, Wis., May 31 (UPI) -- A southern Wisconsin sheriff's deputy has set the new law enforcement record for speed-eating doughnuts, wolfing down 13 of them in three minutes.

Ohio homes prove not to be bullet-proof

SOUTH ZANESVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Residents of a small Ohio town feel like sitting ducks as two more reports of stray bullets from a firing range hitting homes surfaced.
Sig Sauer

SIG Sauer (SIGARMS until October 2007) is the Germany representative of Swiss/German manufacturing firm Swiss Arms AG, which was split off of Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG) in 2000. SIGARMS was established in 1985 to import and distribute SIG firearms into the United States, although it now also has some manufacturing capabilities. As of 2000 it has been a separate entity. The original SIG Arms AG parent company was simultaneously renamed as Swiss Arms AG.

The origins of the original SIG company lies in the Swiss Wagon Factory created in 1853 by Friedrich Peyer im Hof, Heinrich Moser and Conrad Neher. After winning a competition put on by Switzerland's Federal Ministry of Defense, a contract to produce 30,000 muskets was awarded. They changed their name to Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG), German for "Swiss Industrial Company".

In the 1970s, SIG began work on designing a handgun that would balance price with quality. Swiss law limits the ability of Swiss companies to manufacture arms and Swiss companies who wish to do this have to do so by using a foreign partner. In the case of SIG they chose the German firm of Sauer & Sohn. The SIG Sauer line of handguns began in 1975 with the SIG Sauer SIG P220. Prior to World War II, Sauer had been primarily a maker of shotguns and hunting rifles. During the war, they produced a handgun, the Sauer 38H, but afterwards had retreated from this market. With SIG as their partner, Sauer returned to the business of manufacturing handguns.

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