CNBC Documentary Inspires Portland PD to Drop Remington 700 Rifles

By Molly Stark Dean 

The Portland, Maine Police Department decided to stop using its Remington 700 rifles after the airing of CNBC’s documentary, “Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation,” according to “The Portland Press Herald.” The doc premiered on October 20th

“I don’t want to run the risk of having an accidental discharge like this where it puts an officer’s or community member’s life in danger,” Police Chief James Craig (picture, right) said to “The Portland Press Herald” Wednesday.

The documentary explores claims that the Remington Model 700- series hunting rifle is known to fire without pulling the trigger. The rifle’s manufacturer, Remington, has been aware of this issue for just about 60 years, according the the CNBC doc, which re-airs tonight at 8pmET.