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when both sons of the previous CEO were son-less and a son-in-law was adopted into the family (his sons now run the company).

No daughters?

Apparently not. Not sure when exactly the various generational successions occurred, but it seems it was back when excluding women from executive roles in weapon manufacturing was socially acceptable.

Not the same thing of course, but, let's not forget that women in the US military were allowed to be "in units that are tasked with direct combat" only since 2013; and all combat jobs opened to women only in 2016; so, military matters are an area where discrimination against women has long endured.

In particular, according to Wikipedia, "Italy was the last country among NATO members to allow women to join the army" (and Beretta's headquarters and cultural roots are very much in Italy, though they do have factories elsewhere too).
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