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Gunmaker Stocks Outperform Post-Sandy Hook

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Smith & Wesson’s earnings report gave renewed momentum to a rally in gun-making stocks, which began amid a debate about firearms that followed the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting 15 months ago. As Bloomberg notes, many gun enthusiasts have stocked up on weapons to avoid potential restrictions in response to the Sandy Hook incident, the second-deadliest mass killing at a school in U.S. history, and that has driven stocks like Sturm Ruger to handily outperform even the highest of high-beta momo indices like the Russell 2000. SWHC was up 16% after earnings - its biggest gain since the shooting - as it beat expectations once again.



"The market should continue to be supported” as new gun owners purchase additional firearms, Ronald Bookbinder, a New Orleans-based analyst at Benchmark Co., wrote yesterday.


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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:50 | 4523217 The Gooch
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Sandy HOAX.



Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:51 | 4523223 negative rates
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It was half our fault just for making the weapons.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:11 | 4523281 Bad Attitude
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Why is nobody blaming the manufacturer of the vehicle Adam Lanza used to drive to the Sandy Hook school? Why is nobody blaming the computer game authors who "trained" Lanza how to mercilessly slaughter? Blaming automobile manufactures or computer game authors for Lanza's criminal conduct makes as much sense as blaming the guns for Lanza's criminal conduct.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:12 | 4523283 DIgnified
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Didnt that car belong to the heroin-dealer guy they caught in the woods?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:37 | 4523357 National Blessing
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Fuck gold.  All my money is on cabbage and Rice-a-Roni.  Bastards.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:52 | 4523399 johnQpublic
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lanzas mother owned NO registered guns

matter of public record

cant remember which major paper did the legwork

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:13 | 4523638 Chupacabra-322
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Sandy Hook Busted Wide Open.

Notice: This video was unfairly removed from our YouTube

after extensive pressure on YouTube from Sony, acting on behalf of the United States, because this video contains solid and irrefutable evidence, that clearly reveals the Sandy Hook Shooting, is a CIA operation - a FALSE FLAG staged event.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:42 | 4523367 Pinktip
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There's an aerial  picture of it next to the school with all four doors open and 4 black shirts on the ground.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:50 | 4523392 aVileRat
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Damn'it Tyler, now SWHC will be Kors'd and get hit with the Barons / Newsweek Cover curse on Monday. Jig's up, everyone back into Sony and Tepco.



Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:37 | 4523358 Freddie
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Seriously - go on Youtube and watch some of the videos.  I did not believe it was a false flag hoax and then I watched a lot of the videos.

1. No one saw Adam Lanza for like 3 or 4 years.

2. The very small number of kids interviewed be a few brave reporters on camera after the shoot said they heard no gun shots.  They just heard cops kicking at doors.  26 people killed?  So you would have at least 40 shots fired but no one heard them.   Try shoot a gun in a building.  People would hear it.

3. One kid carries 4 hand guns into a school, kills 26 people with NO SURVIVORS in a few minutes because any cop car would have been there in 5 minutes.

4. Crisis actors. WHo all seemed to be acting when interviewed and they were later found on actor talent agent web sites.

5. Weird real estate transactions all at the same day on many houses before the event.

6. Someone on ZH posted a web site where an ex police man from Florida, credible guy, is filing requests for documents and is getting no responses. Like the name of the firm who did the cleanup for all the supposed blood and gore. 

7. The kids were walked out single file with their eyes closed so they would not be traumatized but what they saw.

8. Retouched pictures that are obvious fakes.

I was skeptical until I watched all the videos. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:02 | 4523429 johnQpublic
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and then they demo'd the building just to make sure no one could go looking for bullet holes

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:02 | 4524481 daemon
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" and then they demo'd the building just to make sure no one could go looking for bullet holes "

Interesting. Maybe they should have conducted the operation on the 9/11 ... everything would have been clearer from the beginning.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 14:17 | 4525254 A Nanny Moose
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All that's missing is the passport.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:40 | 4523362 macholatte
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Why is nobody blaming.........


It's the governments fault.  The government extorted money from citizens via taxes to build roads and schools and then forced citizens to use them.  Citizens are never responsible for thier own actions. Citizens are always victims. That's why more government is needed.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:19 | 4523466 weburke
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there was no slaughter

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:53 | 4523229 DoChenRollingBearing
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How about that, there is justice!

+ 1 for Molon Labe!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:01 | 4523254 fonestar
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:03 | 4523257 DoChenRollingBearing
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Is that going to happen up in Canada too?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:16 | 4523292 fonestar
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They always try but Canadians love their guns as much as Americans do.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:29 | 4523323 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1 for brothers in arms!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:57 | 4523244 fonestar
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Where is Robbie Parker?  fonestar hopes they bring back Gene Rosen for the next season of America's Funniest False Flags.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:02 | 4523256 The Gooch
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I hope the "knockout game" finds Robbie Parker.

And Lietenant "I am the master" Vance.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:14 | 4523287 Mr Pink
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I haven't seen anyone overact that well since Alan Alda in MASH

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 07:10 | 4524479 daemon
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Hey fonestar, allow me to congratulate you. You realize that you succeeded in posting 2 replies without even getting a single down vote ?  ... at least at the time I'm writing this.


Of course, you realize, too, that this doesn't really count .....     the article wasn't about BitCoin.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:12 | 4523285 Mr Pink
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So all along I was sure that Sandy Hook was false flag event orchastrated by the government when it was really Big Gun that pulled it off to boost sales! 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:35 | 4523346 Meat Hammer
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It's definitely possible.  They could have pols in their pockets paid to scream gun control knowing that this will cause Muricans to buy with both fists.  

NRA membership went way up, too.


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:30 | 4523882 ArrestBobRubin
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This Murican just purchased a .40 Smith & Wesson M&P Shield to add to the collection. Now for that other fist...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:45 | 4523380 rotagen
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Now we need phase 2, cemetary stocks outperform in Washington DC

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:15 | 4523644 Chupacabra-322
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'What you do on your cell phone is none of their damned business!': Rand Paul thrills libertarians and unites CPAC with anti-NSA stemwinder
Paul, a Kentucky senator, got the Conservative Political Action Conference's loudest applause with a libertarian message
He railed against President Obama for allowing the National Security Agency to seize millions of Americans' phone records with a single warrant
Paul is seen as a major 2016 presidential contender
The CPAC even has heard from other crowd favorites Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump
Paul sued the Obama administration, and the president personally, in February over the alleged NSA abuses

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Sat, 03/08/2014 - 00:55 | 4524271 UselessEater
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OT but why don't people resent having to give id to buy a mobile phone? Every country I go to has the same requirement even tin pot islands in the middle of F'g nowhere -do we all now believe we're potential terrorists?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:55 | 4523231 skwid vacuous
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More psy-ops! the next one will surely convince the sheeple that guns are evil!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:58 | 4523247 fonestar
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Probably not if it doesn't even work on some virtual douchetard like fonestar.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:05 | 4523263 DoChenRollingBearing
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Even virtual guys like real guns and real gold.  But, only the top guns like real bearings....

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:07 | 4523272 The Gooch
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One's bearings make the world go 'round.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:36 | 4523352 DoChenRollingBearing
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Hey!  No bearings and our delivery vehicle wheels would not work.  Then we could not deliver our bearings.

Um, circular reasoning?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:49 | 4523389 The Gooch
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G92 X0Y0 

G1 Y.5

G2 X0Y-.5 I0 J-.5

X0 Y.5 I0 J.5

M00 (STOP)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:03 | 4523972 Alpo for Granny
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You are on a roll DoChen...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:59 | 4523248 Aquarius
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which represents:


"Hope springs Eternal"

Ho hum

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:06 | 4523267 NOTaREALmerican
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I wish all these gun patriots would get off their asses and take back their country.

I mean, what are they waiting for?    First the Keynen eliminates the 2nd Amendment and then plans the 911 attacks so he can suspends the 4th amendment and now we've got Snowdon in the Ukraine with Putin making fun of this country's flag.  Where are the men?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:36 | 4523353 nmewn
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Maybe "real men" aren't the least bit interested in fighting for a people who only raise their eyes long enough to see if my stolen property has cleared over into their accounts.

This country needs a good enema...and Obama's just the guy to give it.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:56 | 4523593 new game
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i've been touring merica down 35 I to te hose, and it is a sad state of affairs, over weight, dirty and garbage all over the place, like people don't give a shit. oh yea, plenty of nice folks and southern hospitality second to none. having breakfast with 4 screens of mind wash and two dudes talking b ball rap. oh yea, real stimulative.  and the trucks in te hose, fuckin red'culas.

wtf, or am i missing som thing? fight for a bunch of people that lack real character. where can i hide from this bad dream...

oh, yea that is the mission, a place in the contry away from the rat race...send luck my way...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:13 | 4523641 nmewn
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Good luck, there are many.

But remember, only one at a time and choose them carefully ;-)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:13 | 4523286 dobermangang
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FBI NICS background checks for FEB were up quite a lot compared to January.  They are not as high YOY, but are still incredibly higher since Obama was elected.

Gun sales are still going strong.  This is now the new normal.  SWHC had a great earnings report.  Their margins are wonderful.  Lots of shorts got burned.  They probably will beat again next Qtr and should announce another stock buy back and or dividend.  They might even get bought out.  IMO, SWHC is way undervalued.  And RGR has announced a stock buy back after their last earnings report.  Their CEO also recently purchased shares.  Do your own research.  Good luck.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:19 | 4523295 Meat Hammer
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I remember right after Sandy Hoax, the uber p.c. libtard-managed CalPers divested its portfolio of all gun manufacturer's stocks, to make a statement about not supporting "gun violence".  SWHC's share price was about $8.00 at the time.  Today it's almost $14.  I'm sure the 75% profit wasn't missed. Fuckin idiots.  Great statement there.

Now, even a finanical ignoramus like myself could figure out that I should invest in companies whose products were flying off the shelves at higher and higher prices.  

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:25 | 4523310 Platinum
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People like that think that emotions and intent matter more than logic and results. They get what they deserve in all areas.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:28 | 4523318 dobermangang
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The CEO of SWHC stated in the earnings call that they were actually raising prices on certain guns.  Sounds bullish to me.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 12:03 | 4524959 Uncle Remus
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Nah, liability insurance is going up. Corporate welfare is insidious.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:24 | 4523300 Seize Mars
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"...the Sandy Hook incident, the second-deadliest mass killing at a school in U.S. history..."


It was and is a goddamned lie, and everyone knows it.

Here they are, walking in circles:

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:32 | 4523337 Overfed
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Careful. Might make 'em do it for real next time.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:42 | 4523724 Seize Mars
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You bet your ass they will.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:42 | 4523371 Freddie
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I was skecptical until I watched a lot of the videos.  Unbelievable.   Total BS.  You watch one video and say yeah well it really probably happened. You watch another then 5 or 6 more and by about the 12th video you realize it has to be totally fake.   The crisis actors are so bad is just one of about a 100 variables.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:02 | 4524280 kchrisc
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My other favorite is the helicopter shots of the "triage" area. Check out how all the cars are parked, all nice and neat. And they are almost all the same type and one of three or four colors. I.e. they are gun and badge cars not teacher and admin calls.

LOL and guillotine on them.


"You saw him in 'Sandy Hoax.' Now see Robbie Parker in 'My Daughter's Dead, That's So Funny 2.' Even more hilarity will ensue. And look for cameos by all of your other favorites like Gene Rosen. Coming this spring to a closed school near you."

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:34 | 4523341 Duc888
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Nice to see PTR moved to SC.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:47 | 4523374 DosZap
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I especially despise movie producers who have made multiple millions, and actors, who BAD MOUTH weapons when they constantly are doing movies USING them.Weintraub and Meryl Streep are in the process of making a movie that (their words)" WILL MAKE THE NRA WISH THEY HAD NEVER BEEN BORN!."

Some hypocritical stuff here,esp the action actors, and producers like Weintraub.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:55 | 4523406 KickIce
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Yeah, but if you notice the good guys are always from the government and they need those guns to save the world.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:51 | 4523383 KickIce
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Funny with all the industries the commies have tried and failed to revive with stimulus money and yet the one industry they want to suppress the most shows real growth.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:29 | 4523504 Bangin7GramRocks
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So what happened to the dead kids? I know someone who was the neighbor of one of those kids before they moved to Newtown. Believe me, she is dead. You assholes make conspiracy theories about every fucking event in history. Sometimes, it really is just a horrible massacre.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:38 | 4523535 thatthingcanfly
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Concur. The least complicated explanation is that the Llanza acutally did shoot those kids in that school.

Crisis actors? Sheesh. People respond in strange ways to traumatic crisis situations.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:12 | 4524291 UselessEater
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The hoax isn't that children died, the hoax is the official explanation and subsequent cover-up and use of the 'event' for ulterior motives....the shock is that innocent kids were deemed the primary target and we're tiring of the rinse and repeat formula - even a few Australians like myself now question the Port Arthur massacre that led to the end of our gun rights; eye witnesses saw snipers in blonde-wigs to make them look like the low IQ martin bryant and 10 days earlier the miniscule peaceful Tasminian island mysteriously purchased mobile morgue units, etc, etc...

Usually it is an engineered massacre that should piss you off, especially because we don't know where the next engineered event will take place and if its in your backyard, you too will want answers and not give a toot about being called a conspiracy asshole.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 00:42 | 4524243 Soul Glow
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When's Drudge going to pick up this article?

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 00:46 | 4524253 kchrisc
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Sandy Hook was clearly a hoax.

The next take down will be the Internet.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 02:02 | 4524345 GunsKillRandomly
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People here worry about Fukushima because it raises one's risk of a bad disease or death.


But legal guns also raise the risk for horrible injury and death, but that is just fine with the logically impaired ones.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 14:26 | 4525281 kchrisc
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History informs that "Guns don't kill people, mostly people in uniform do."


"Those with weapons please report to the battlefield. Those without, please report to the trains and camps.”

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 09:39 | 4524682 Bill of Rights
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Willow bay ... Nuff said

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