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A New Hampshire woman has filed a federal lawsuit against gun manufacturer Sig Sauer claiming she was fired after she reported an unlawful shipment of firearms.

The Portsmouth Herald reports Patricia Hall-Cloutier filed the lawsuit alleging a violation of whistleblower protection, wrongful termination and Family Medical Leave Act retaliation.

Hall-Cloutier says in her lawsuit she worked for the Newington company as a compliance director. She says she noticed in June someone had manually changed the recipient of a shipment of weapons.

The Dallas Police department has suspended its use of a pistol made by New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer, the latest bit of controversy to visit the local gun-maker.

New Hampshire state police say shooting ranges at Sig Sauer Academy facing Route 101 have been shut down for now following their investigation of the origin of a bullet that went through a driver's windshield in Epping in April.

Kristen Burke, of Hampton, was driving on Route 101 between exits 7 and 8 when something struck and shattered her windshield on April 11. Workers replacing her windshield said they found .45-caliber bullet lodged in the dashboard. No one was hurt.

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Lawmakers in Congress are calling on the State Department to halt plans for New Hampshire gun manufacturer Sig Sauer to sell $1.2 million in semiautomatic pistols to the Turkish government.

This comes amid the fallout from a violent attack outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. last month. Video appears to show Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail attacking protestors.

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Newington-based gun manufacturer Sig Sauer is being sued by the State of New Jersey over claims it breached a contract with their State Police.

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To an outsider, Newington is strip malls and the Pease Tradeport. A dark patch opposite all the glowing neon that straddles the Spaulding Turnpike. The small residential section of town sits protected by the brackish waters of Little Bay, seemingly doing its best not to be noticed.

But with its hometown company Sig Sauer winning a $580-million, 10-year contract with the United States Army last month, Newington may find itself with a slightly higher profile.

New Hampshire gun manufacturer Sig Sauer lost an appeal in a US Appeals Court this week. The dispute was over the classification of a “silencer" device.