Obama’s End Hurts Gun Company Stocks

Donald Trump’s Win Is Punishing Gun Company Stocks

Despite claims that the markets would never recover, the markets are through the roof since early November. But not everyone is seeing big gains from Trump’s huge win.

Gun sales fell last month following the election of Donald Trump as President, and analysts see a clear connection as gun enthusiasts no longer perceive a threat to the Second Amendment the way they did under President Obama—or might have under a President Hillary Clinton.

Shares of American Outdoor Brands, which owns Smith & Wesson, have fallen by 26% since Election Day and shares of Sturm, Ruger, and Co. are down by 16% over the same period, the New York Post reports. Gun background checks performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations were also down in the month of December, though 2016 marked a record year for the background checks, with 27.5 million performed.

Murdoc has been chided over the years by Lefties who take issue with labeling President Obama as “the greatest gun salesman in history” but the more time that passes, the more obvious the label becomes.

Years of the threats to regulate guns, hints that they may be taken away, and blaming millions and millions of gunw owners for the actions of criminals didn’t reduce sales? Claiming that voters who support the opposition are “clinging” to their guns didn’t convince gun owners to give up their firearms? Hillary’s statements that confiscation programs like Australia’s didn’t sway public opinion against the right keep and bear arms? Surprise.

Viva Las Vegas

SHOT staying in Las Vegas through at least 2018

The deal to keep the show at Sands Expo extended another year and will mean at least nine straight years in Vegas.

SHOT is the largest firearms trade show in the world and the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas, and the city must agree with the more than 1,600 exhibitors and the attendees, because it set a third consecutive all-time attendance record this year. Over 67,000 came to the 2014 SHOT Show, an increase of 5,000 over last year’s record crowd.

SHOT Show Las Vegas
SHOT Show Floor in Las Vegas

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Sold Out

Empty shelves:

It wasn’t just the AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that were sold out. It really hit me when I realized that the World War-era M1 Garands , M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every last shell. Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagants—of which every gun store always seems to have 10-20—were gone. So was their ammo. Only a dust free space marked their passing. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Happy New Year!


Troy Defense (Troy), a division a Troy Industries, Inc., was deeply dismayed and shocked to hear through national media outlets that Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) made the decision to stop selling the Troy Carbine along with other modern sporting rifles. DSG did not contact or inform Troy of this decision prior to notifying the public. Nor was Troy informed by DSG that cancellation letters were being sent to customers, set to arrive on Christmas Eve (a day Troy was closed).

What idiots.