Within the shooting industry, Bushmaster Firearms International is a jack of all trades. One of the nation's leading producers of AR-15 type rifles, the company designs rifle systems for home defense, competition and varmint hunting, and use by law enforcement, government agencies, and the military of more than 50 countries. In addition to rifles and carbines, Bushmaster sells related components and parts. Its products are sold through gun retailers, a catalog, and company website. Bushmaster has manufacturing and R&D facilities in Maine, Arizona, and Georgia. The company is owned by Freedom Group, formed by Cerberus Capital Management in 2009. Cerberus is selling Freedom Group following a mass shooting.