Italian firearms manufacturers sell out Italian black rifle enthusiasts
Read the details here. Basically, an Italian trade association worked to prevent the import of black rifles into Italy; this action happened with the assent of basically all Italian manufacturers. When pressed, the association’s rep is quite proud they did this; much like Zumbo, HS Precision, and Ruger all rolled into one. Email addresses are provided.
As pointed out in-thread, this is basically the same thing US manufacturers did to prevent inexpensive import pistols from flooding the market in reverse; apparently, an Olympic Arms rifle costs 2500€ after importing.