The Two Charts That Matter From Smith And Wesson's December Investor Presentation

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Presented without commentary.



National Shooting Sports Foundation, Published December 3, 2012 –

NOVEMBER NSSF-ADJUSTED NICS CHECKS UP 38.5%... Powered by the largest single day ever for background checks on Black Friday, November 2012 is now the record holder for the most background checks conducted in a single month. The November 2012 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,525,177 is an increase of 38.5 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,101,076 in November 2011. For comparison, the unadjusted November 2012 NICS figure of 1,997,703 reflects a 30.8 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,527,454 in Nov. 2011. This marks the 30th straight month that NSSF-adjusted NICS figures have increased when compared to the same period the previous year. The number reported for November 2012 eclipsed the previous high in December 2011 by 8.1 percent.”

Source: SWHC December Investor Presentation

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PeeramidIdeologies's picture

Some cultures express themselves with religion, some with music and dance, some with literature, some even with respect and social positioning.
You, America, have chosen the gun. Justify it any way you want/need too, but I, for one, don't have too.

Salon's picture

I dont have to justify anything either. Most certainly not to you

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

Just keep telling yourself that it is just another "random" act of violence committed by mentally unstable "individual". All the while you prepare to shoot your neighbour, your government, the terrorists, or whatever other creature that happens to cross your path at the wrong time. Load up cowboy their coming for you....

quasimodo's picture

You have an affinity for boxcars?'s picture

Just keep telling yourself that old ladies should just curl up and die already.


82-year-old fights off attacker

Posted: Mar 16, 2010 5:02 PM
Updated: Mar 16, 2010 5:02 PM


SIERRA VISTA - An 82-year-old woman takes matters into her own hands after she's attacked in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Sierra Vista.

Police said the suspect Stephen Prickett beat the woman with her own cane until she grabbed her gun from her purse and started firing.

formadesika3's picture

Carrying a man-purse is such a drag.

Bastiat's picture


from the article:

She said, "In a very mild voice he said, 'this is your day. You are too old to be alive anyway.'"

That guy must have been reading Krasting lately.

Freddie's picture

'this is your day. You are too old to be alive anyway.'"

Wonder if he helped draft ObamaCare?

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

No, but she'll ring up a tab! 

flattrader's picture

Krasting is a graybeard himself.  Not that young brown-haired man working the phone like his ZH photo implies.

I thought ol' Bruce just had it in for "old people."  It worse than that.

He has it in for non-rich "old people"...everyone who might need Medicare...which is nearly everyone who can't "self-insure" after making millions from running a hedge fund as he did.

>>>She said, "In a very mild voice he said, 'this is your day. You are too old young and stupid o be alive anyway.'"<<<

There. Fixed it for 'ya.

Of course Bruce, with central planner "death to the old, kidneys for the young" misguided reasoning, missed proposing the one thing that might make patients less likely to pursue pointless end of life care and Medicare less expensive for everyone.

mkucstars's picture

My only regret is that she missed... good for her! I think I'll get my mom a case of shells for Christmas. She's getting pretty good with her shotgun.

flattrader's picture


I think the attacker was misidentified.  It was Bruce Krasting beating her with the cane.

chubbar's picture

peeramidideologies, I find it interesting that I can't down arrow your comment but the up arrow appears operable. Am I being paranoid? Anyone else having that problem?

MsCreant's picture

No. Just changed my down vote to an up and back.

DanDaley's picture

Load up cowboy their coming for you....


I have no respect for anyone who can't use there, their, and they're correctly.

darteaus's picture

Their being lazy when there writing they're comments.

edb5s's picture

Is the act of arming oneself not an "expression of the self" in it's own right?  We are "expressing" our discontent with the state of politics and intimating that the rebellious nature, upon which this nation was founded, is still alive and well.  As an aside, fuck off.

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

You need a gun for that do you? Surely this will end well.'s picture

The principal in Sandy Hook didn't have a gun so you must be pleased with that outcome. In Pearl, Mississippi the principal did have a gun and the killer was apprehended which of course is a huge disappointment in your opinion.


Pearl High School shooting


The incident began on the morning of October 1, 1997 when Luke Woodham fatally stabbed and bludgeoned his mother, Mary Woodham, as she prepared for a morning jog. At his trial, Woodham claimed that he could not remember killing his mother.

Woodham drove his mother's car to Pearl High School. Wearing an orange jumpsuit and a trenchcoat,[1] he made no attempt to hide his rifle. When he entered the school, he fatally shot Lydia Kaye Dew and Christina Menefee, his former girlfriend. Pearl High School assistant band director, Jeff Cannon, was standing five feet away from Dew when she was fatally shot. Woodham went on to wound seven others before leaving, intending to drive off campus and conduct another shooting at the nearby Pearl Junior High School. However, assistant principal Joel Myrick had retrieved a .45 pistol from the glove compartment of his truck and subdued Woodham inside his mother's car. Then Myrick demanded "Why did you shoot my kids?" to which Woodham replied, "Life has wronged me, sir."[2]

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

Pleased?! You guys really don't get it do you? Hey, maybe if you arm the principle's in your schools THEN things will be alright... Get a clue man, more guns isn't the solution.

Salon's picture

It is interesting to see someone with collectivist values and try to understand their psyche.

We come from different traditions. Many of us would advocate arming principals and teachers rather than disarming the populace.

Our tradition is one of inalienable individual rights. Liberty has a high price however.

It matters not to me what laws a government may impose. My rights are inalienable and do not come from the government. You want my weapons?

Come and take it.

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

Thank you for your response using open minded discussion. I agree that we do come from different traditions, and do not mean to assault your rights to freedom. I only mean to provoke some thought towards the direction of your path. I live in a country that, in my opinion, provides not only more civil liberties, but also a much safer environment to enjoy them. Do your guns really enable your rights? Or is it the community you live in that provides it? As an outsider looking in, I find it disturbing to see certain patterns in the behaviour and responses to such that are shown in your country. I wouldn't say that your situation is improving....

As for your guns you can keep them. I have a hunch your going to need them.

lasvegaspersona's picture


America has maintained its ability to fight. Is that so bad?

Read Lawrence Thorton's "Imagining Argentina". The military come for you one by one in the night. They kill and torture and then adopt your orphan children. That is something Americans do not want. So we stay strong.

If there are anti-liberty, anti-gun laws passed at this time I predict bad things. Americans sense the problems with the currency even if they don't understand what is happening. I do not think many will peacefully give up guns, especially not now. I am angry at the thought and I am a very peaceful person. I can only imagine what some are planning in anger at this moment. Congress must be very careful or they will precipitate actions they might not be able to control, drones or no drones, spying or not.

Our country was founded with gun rights for a reason. Those who swore to uphold those rights but try to diminish them will be remembered.

Sockeye's picture

Isn't Canada a monarchy? How's that square with "more civil liberties"?
PS rights are inalienable from the individual, not granted to you by your community. (tough concept for hosers)

bunnyswanson's picture

Just who I was waiting for - A Canadian.  Well, fellow Canadian, things are not as they seem.  Take a moment and find out what is really going on within our country.

Globalization has plans for 1st world citizens and that includes Canadians.  This is not the country you grew up in.  But you'll never realize it until it is too it was designed.'s picture


Get a clue man, more guns isn't the solution.


An additional gun in responsible hands was the solution in Pearl. Your assertion that it was not a solution indicates that you did not want Luke Woodham to be restrained from killing more kids. It was also the solution in Edinboro, Pennsylvania and in Happy Valley, Oregon. But you are unhappy with those live saving solutions. More people should have been killed in your clued-in opinion.


The shooting began on an outdoor patio, about 20 minutes before the dance was scheduled to end, around 9:40. He shot John Gillette after he asked Wurst to come inside. Before running out of ammunition, Wurst proceeded to enter Nick's Place, where the dance had been held, and subsequently fired and wounded Edrye Boraten, a teacher and two students, Jacob Tury and Justin Fletcher.[1] The shooting ended when the owner of Nick's Place, James Strand, intervened and confronted Wurst with his shotgun, ordering him to drop his weapon and later holding him at bay for eleven minutes. Strand later got Wurst on the ground and searched him for weapons, finding a dinner fork in his sock.[5]


After firing an estimated 20-60 shots, the AR-15 briefly jammed, but Roberts managed to get it working again. During that time, Nick Meli, a concealed carry permit holder, claims that he drew his Glock 22, and took aim at Roberts but did not fire since there was an innocent person behind Roberts. Meli asserts that Roberts saw him, and that this may have contributed to Roberts' decision to commit suicide, but no independent or authoritative substantiation of this claim has been reported by authorities.[3] Roberts then ran into a Macy's store across from the food court, where he committed suicide. Police responded to the scene minutes later and spent the following hours searching the mall for hiding civilians, injured victims, and a possible second shooter.

Nadaclue's picture

Ah, but more guns is the solution. Every single area that loosens its citizens rights to carry, has seen a drop in crime.

England, one of the most gun restrictive nations in Europe, has seen its crime rate escalate 89% since it banned guns.

Israel had its last school classroom shooting in 1974, when they had the same cry for gun control as we do now. They did the opposite and armed every single teacher, administrator and janitor. Not a classroom shooting since.

More guns is the answer. Can't do that here though as most of the teachers and Admin are lefties who would never want to look at a gun, let alone shoot a rampaging murderer.

An unarmed citizen, is an unarmed victim. Criminals aren't going to follow laws, that is why they are called criminals. Gun free zones are a calling card for the deranged knowing that no one is going to shoot back.

The recent Clackamas OR Mall shooting, a legally armed citizen drew down on the perp. When he saw people in the background, he didn't fire, afraid of hitting a bystander. The shooter saw him, took off for the stairwell and killed himself after entering, like the coward he was. Not a damn word in MSM except a Portland TV station. Imagine that, can't have the hive figuring out armed citizens save lives, can we now?

Alas, I'll never convince you being like most leftists, you don't work with facts. Leftists work with how something makes them feel, facts be damned. If it makes you feel bad, legislate against it.

I'm a conservative, I work with facts, not how something makes me feel.

You cannot stop evil no matter what laws and regulations are put up. Some people are evil and you'll never stop em. The only thing that will stop an evil shooter is another gun pointed at them.


TrulyStupid's picture

Sorry to intrude on your rant, but you may want to contemplate the following chart:


Please note that the greatest incidence of firearm deaths are in the deeply red, pro gun, America love it or leave it states.

It is comforting to the rest of us that these idiots are mostly killing one another (and themselves).

Creepy Lurker's picture

#1 District of Columbia with 31.2 per 100,000. Yeah, those damned rednecks in D.C. LOL

#6 Nevada = blue state

#8 New Mexico = blue state

Well, at least you chose the correct handle for yourself.

CoolBeans's picture

Well done, Creepy Lurker!!!!

TrulyStupid's picture

Interesting the display of cognitive dissonance in reading a simple chart.

Washington DC is not a state, but a free fire zone for well armed, violent criminals, all of whom are decidedly pro-gun.

The states with populations and effective gun control laws like Massachusetts and New York have incidences far lower than the gun lovers.

There.. does that help?

darteaus's picture

Living up to your name!

How do you know that "violent criminals" are "decidedly pro-gun"?  Are you citing a study?

Why did you leave Illinois out of your list?  Cherry-picking of facts?

exi1ed0ne's picture

Hmmm.  I think you should check the over/under of the risk of death by Assault by vs. discharge of a firearm here:

And it's high time we banned cars already!

Goner's picture

This is not a dig, becasue I agree with your view. But I would hate to see someone read this and run with this one part as fact and get slammed in the process.

"Israel had its last school classroom shooting in 1974, when they had the same cry for gun control as we do now. They did the opposite and armed every single teacher, administrator and janitor. Not a classroom shooting since."

From what I can find not all teachers are armed, only some in the West bank are. The woman also serve two years in the military. Israel does have significant other defenses such as guards and gates for schools.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Despite all your hand waving, the evidence seems to indicate otherwise, doesn't it.

CoolBeans's picture

THANK YOU for posting this admin must be able to protect our kids.

Creepy Lurker's picture

And a fine, time honored form of self expression it is, too.

Lock and load, bitchez!

conspicio's picture

I would argue that the US has adopted a culture of death, a culture of secular humanism, and a culture of moral relativism mashed together. Guns are merely an outflow of these ideologies as they are experienced and practiced. Your attitude and practice is perfectly acceptable until you are visited by those cultural hoodlums who desire to liberate you of your wealth by force. That it won't happen? The criminal mind is common and devious. Societal darwinism amongst a slowly evolving anarchy depends on people like you to exist. And yes, it exists and is growing quite nicely.

I can guarantee you that dying helpless will suck, but as long as you are OK with that, have at it. Matter of fact, unlock your doors at night to speed the plow. It's the not knowing that will get at you after awhile.

Widowmaker's picture

The good news is America will still save your complaining ass at the threshold of hell.

You're welcome (in advance).

gnomon's picture

I am tired of you global goobers piling on with this gun-hating crap.   It is none of your damn business.  Stay out of it. 

The Second Amendment is the keystone of our Constitution.  All of the other amendments depend upon it staying viable.  

You who criticize really live in Soft Dictatorships, masquerading as Social Democracies.  You have given up.  We are descending to your level.  But we have not yet given up, not with the means to avoid the final, total humiliation.

And in the meantime we can protect our homes from multiple assailants while you can not.



BidnessMan's picture

The Ben Franklin quote is: Those who turn their swords into plowshares generally end up plowing for those who did not.

bunnyswanson's picture

The Founding Fathers made specifically laws to protect the US citizens from tyrants.  This is a gift because they know what can happen without a govt which protects the people.  The history of the world - without guns. 

The videos of the millions of people filling the streets in the EU and UK, even the US, is not provided for us.  Media doesn't want to allow us to see what is taking place.  High taxes, cut in income, no jobs, food prices going up, pensions sliced in half, no medical care and if there is medical care, there is no staff.

This isn't Kansas anymore.  Media is owned and operated by the people who orchestrated the transfer of wealth.  Are you going to believe what they tell you?


DanDaley's picture

Great video...I sent it  to everybody I know with a who gives a damn.

CoolBeans's picture

I recognize your right to be a victim, if you so choose.

docmac324's picture

Two Words for S&W:  Sig Sauer.

IllusionOfChoice's picture

Like so many nice things, from Switzerland.

I wish they exported some of their older innovations/implementations (democracy) too.

BidnessMan's picture

The Swiss are no fools. Everyone is in the reserves with their assault weapons stored at home. Ever wonder why Nazi Germany never invaded Switzerland?

A Nanny Moose's picture

indeed! how did a nation smack dab in the middle of WWI and WWII manage to remain neutral?

The Miser's picture

It is a good thing that Europeans do not have guns.  Just think what the end of a soccer game would look like if they did.  In Europe, they trample you to death when their team loses.