Century International Arms

Federal authorities released information this week that shows that – contrary to an Associated Press report on Dec. 11 – a pistol imported to the U.S. by Century International Arms was not, in fact, involved in November’s terror attacks in Paris.

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Editor's Note Dec. 17, 2015: A U.S. Department of Justice representative released information that says the firearm referenced below was not, in fact, used in terror attacks in Paris, but was recovered in Mexico in March.

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Century International Arms, a Florida-based firearms company, announced that it is cutting 41 jobs at its Fairfax facility and blamed the White House for the cuts.

According to a release, the company “had been planning a large importation of vintage WWII, M1 Garand Rifles from the South Korean government.” The deal, which the company claims was in the neighborhood of $30 million, “would have provided a reliable revenue stream to Century even during the general downturn in firearms demand in 2014.”