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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 08:09 AM
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96. That's because the peak stock price was based on stock-market bidding wars
and not fundamentals. Every time there is an increase in anything, it seems that there is a cohort of investors who think that trendlines can be extrapolated to infinity, even in the face of a by-the-numbers Depression 2.0.

AR-15 type rifles do dominate the market and will continue to do so, so S&W is ultimately much better positioned to ride out the downturn than are manufacturers limited to more "traditional" looking guns (look at Marlin and Winchester). As long as they didn't foolishly spend the boom-related income and didn't incur any stupid debt, S&W should be OK.

I suspect that Glock and Springfield Armory are still doing pretty well also.
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  -The FBI gun crime stats for 2009 are out today... benEzra  Sep-13-10 11:10 AM   #0 
  - I think the response you're mostly likely to get is "New here aren't you?"  SomeGuynTexas   Sep-13-10 11:16 AM   #1 
  - Maybe its because you failed to post a comment relevent to the subject at hand?  cleanhippie   Sep-13-10 11:31 AM   #5 
  - Pot.... meet kettle...... n/t  Spoonman   Sep-13-10 12:39 PM   #17 
     - I'm not the one complaining, what are you on me about?  cleanhippie   Sep-13-10 04:06 PM   #43 
  - No, I've been here since December 2004, actually...  benEzra   Sep-13-10 01:03 PM   #18 
  - We all know BenEzra is as old as the hills 'round here.  SteveM   Sep-13-10 01:25 PM   #23 
  - You have a low post count?  Callisto32   Sep-13-10 01:47 PM   #27 
     - We all had a low post count once. NT  hendo   Sep-16-10 09:32 AM   #101 
        - That is what triggers the "welcome to DU" or  ManiacJoe   Sep-16-10 01:19 PM   #102 
  - Many thanks! K&R! (n/t)  derby378   Sep-13-10 11:24 AM   #2 
  - You wonder why gun crime is down?  Remmah2   Sep-13-10 11:26 AM   #3 
  - Knives are cheaper.  OrangeGrapes   Sep-13-10 11:34 AM   #7 
  - No, ammo sales in 2009 were an all-time record high, 14.033 billion rounds.  benEzra   Sep-13-10 01:08 PM   #19 
  - You don't need alot of ammo to commit a crime.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Sep-14-10 06:34 AM   #75 
  - Well;  greiner3   Sep-13-10 11:26 AM   #4 
  - Well;  SteveM   Sep-13-10 01:28 PM   #24 
  - Brady and VPC have anything to say? I'm sure a few heads are exploding.  cleanhippie   Sep-13-10 11:32 AM   #6 
  - I just heard a Brady backer lament "pro-gun" laws in Chicago  derby378   Sep-13-10 11:38 AM   #8 
  - This has been the pattern for at least 12 years - the "Brady Bunch" are liars. nt  old mark   Sep-13-10 11:50 AM   #10 
  - 'Vast majority of murders are carried out with guns.'  onehandle   Sep-13-10 11:46 AM   #9 
  - ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz.....  cleanhippie   Sep-13-10 11:50 AM   #11 
  - And yet our gun-murder rate continues to fall...  benEzra   Sep-13-10 01:10 PM   #21 
  - I imagine a couple of posters here screamed "GAHD-DAMMIT!" like Cartman when they read the stats.  friendly_iconoclast   Sep-13-10 07:36 PM   #57 
  - nohandle is right in synch with his "control" celebrating  jazzhound   Sep-13-10 11:41 PM   #72 
     - Or all the people here who were SURE the recession would result  merqz   Sep-29-10 03:32 AM   #106 
  - The vast majority of legal defensive shootings were done with guns!! n/t  oneshooter   Sep-13-10 06:56 PM   #55 
  - Do I need to make with the 14th century homicide figures again?  Euromutt   Sep-14-10 02:42 AM   #74 
  - 'One hundred percent of murder victims are dead'  friendly_iconoclast   Sep-14-10 12:16 PM   #85 
  - What's your point? 67% of the homicides were committed with firearms...  TreasonousBastard   Sep-13-10 11:54 AM   #12 
  - Does that mean scary-looking black rifles with portruding hand grips should be banned?  Pullo   Sep-13-10 01:09 PM   #20 
  - Mostly illegally possessed handguns wielded by people with prior criminal records, to be precise.  benEzra   Sep-13-10 01:13 PM   #22 
  - And your point/solution is?.... nt  SteveM   Sep-13-10 01:29 PM   #25 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-13-10 01:40 PM   #26 
     - -- snort --  shadowrider   Sep-13-10 02:38 PM   #35 
  - ...and yet fewer of them, despite soaring gun sales....NT  dmallind   Sep-14-10 09:01 AM   #79 
  - K&R n/t  frebrd   Sep-13-10 12:00 PM   #13 
  - Only one of the usual suspects on this thread.  proteus_lives   Sep-13-10 12:03 PM   #14 
  - LEOKA will be out in October.  X_Digger   Sep-13-10 12:13 PM   #15 
  - Let me get this straight. Hands, feet, etc account for 5.87% while Rifles (which  Hoopla Phil   Sep-13-10 12:21 PM   #16 
  - Over twice as many people were killed by hands and feet than rifles, so  chibajoe   Sep-13-10 01:57 PM   #28 
  - Impeccable lack of logic  HERVEPA   Sep-13-10 02:18 PM   #30 
  - None of these figures mean you should be able to own a bazooka.  tridim   Sep-13-10 02:15 PM   #29 
  - True, but they do indicate that we don't need new draconian gun laws  spin   Sep-13-10 02:35 PM   #33 
  - But you can legally own a bazooka.  oneshooter   Sep-13-10 02:38 PM   #34 
  - What's so threatening about a bazooka?  Marengo   Sep-13-10 02:52 PM   #36 
  - Mr. Gun, right above you, disagrees.  tridim   Sep-13-10 03:26 PM   #39 
     - Oh, he found a nail-hold on a sheer cliff. I prefer bubblegum. nt  SteveM   Sep-13-10 04:20 PM   #47 
     - That's Nice  Marengo   Sep-13-10 10:06 PM   #63 
     - Difference is that oneshooter was actually referring to...  Euromutt   Sep-14-10 06:54 AM   #76 
  - Do you want to show me who is trying to repeal the NFA restrictions on bazookas?  benEzra   Sep-13-10 02:55 PM   #37 
  - Four Straw Men in one brief reply  slackmaster   Sep-13-10 03:29 PM   #40 
  - I know the gungeon agenda, people don't post these things without motive.  tridim   Sep-13-10 03:52 PM   #41 
     - If, by "agenda", you mean we support ALL rights, instead of pick and choose, I'm guilty. n/t  shadowrider   Sep-13-10 04:14 PM   #44 
     - Yep, I do have a motive. Here it is:  benEzra   Sep-13-10 04:19 PM   #46 
     - Some people would sooner lick a New York sidewalk than admit they were wrong....  friendly_iconoclast   Sep-13-10 07:17 PM   #56 
        - On that note, I wonder where our most prominent advocate of registration is?  friendly_iconoclast   Sep-13-10 09:06 PM   #61 
        - I'm right here.  safeinOhio   Sep-15-10 07:28 AM   #92 
           - Still plumping for a handgun transfer tax as well?  friendly_iconoclast   Sep-16-10 01:14 AM   #98 
        - google "adrian schoolscraft"  safeinOhio   Sep-15-10 07:25 AM   #91 
     - And rain is wet.  SteveM   Sep-13-10 04:21 PM   #48 
     - You are absolutely right that people don't post here without motive  slackmaster   Sep-13-10 04:39 PM   #49 
     - Yep, just like those first amendment advocates. Come to think of it, Rosa Parks should have  Hoopla Phil   Sep-13-10 10:13 PM   #65 
     - Obviously there's a motive  Euromutt   Sep-16-10 01:17 AM   #99 
     - Perhaps you could elaborate? N/T  Marengo   Sep-16-10 02:03 PM   #103 
  - Michael Dorn (Star Trek Next Gen) owns a Sabre fighter jet.  SteveM   Sep-13-10 04:15 PM   #45 
  - Worf owns a fight jet?  proteus_lives   Sep-13-10 08:12 PM   #58 
  - I didn't catch a glimpse of his flight suit! nt  SteveM   Sep-14-10 02:51 PM   #87 
  - Yes, but does it have armament?  Euromutt   Sep-14-10 06:59 AM   #77 
     - Interesting problem.  one-eyed fat man   Sep-14-10 10:39 AM   #82 
     - The way the proposed law was written  oneshooter   Sep-14-10 11:14 AM   #83 
     - Don't think so. I saw a video of him flying over the Golden Gate...  SteveM   Sep-14-10 02:52 PM   #88 
  - then stop trying to ban guns  lawodevolution   Sep-28-10 09:25 PM   #105 
  - I heard a story on This American Life this weekend that would suggest you can't  NoSheep   Sep-13-10 02:23 PM   #31 
  - And that downgrading...  jeepnstein   Sep-13-10 02:30 PM   #32 
  - I was pretty blown away by it. Quotas...and there was no where for the whistleblower to turn  NoSheep   Sep-13-10 06:47 PM   #53 
     - As a cop...  jeepnstein   Sep-14-10 07:35 AM   #78 
  - Even if the stats were a few percent higher, year-to-year comparisons would still be valid...  benEzra   Sep-13-10 02:59 PM   #38 
  - Yeah... Cool new stuff!!!  Glassunion   Sep-13-10 04:04 PM   #42 
  - Everybody knows...  Callisto32   Sep-14-10 03:04 PM   #89 
  - The most serious case in that story was a serial rapist whose crimes were  NoSheep   Sep-13-10 06:45 PM   #52 
  - crime rate has jumped way more  safeinOhio   Sep-15-10 07:32 AM   #93 
  - How does one "classify down" murder, forcible rape, or robbery?  slackmaster   Sep-13-10 04:41 PM   #50 
     - You'd be amazed...the worst was serial rape  NoSheep   Sep-13-10 06:47 PM   #54 
     - Cite, please  slackmaster   Sep-13-10 08:50 PM   #60 
        - I'll assist on this one.  PavePusher   Sep-13-10 09:20 PM   #62 
           - Thank you for posting the link.  NoSheep   Sep-14-10 09:34 AM   #80 
           - Some corrupt cops in New York City are understating crime, ergo the FBI's stats are all bogus  slackmaster   Sep-14-10 09:47 AM   #81 
              - Not at all.  PavePusher   Sep-14-10 11:25 AM   #84 
     - Simple  Glassunion   Sep-14-10 12:49 AM   #73 
     - Plea deals for major crimes  safeinOhio   Sep-15-10 07:34 AM   #94 
     - Ask the Japanese police  Euromutt   Sep-16-10 04:44 AM   #100 
  - new here aren't you?...n/t  veganlush   Sep-13-10 05:14 PM   #51 
  - Joined 1 December 2004, and this is post number 10,373; welcome to DU. :-)  benEzra   Sep-13-10 08:31 PM   #59 
     - I was kidding when i said "new here..."  veganlush   Sep-14-10 02:25 PM   #86 
        - LOL! You're welcome! (n/t)  benEzra   Sep-14-10 03:52 PM   #90 
  - What happened to More Guns = More Crime?  GreenStormCloud   Sep-13-10 10:09 PM   #64 
  - Shhhhh, you're not supposed to bring that up. n/t  Hoopla Phil   Sep-13-10 10:15 PM   #66 
  - So,gun sales (particularly of semiautomatic tactical rifles) are up...  krispos42   Sep-13-10 10:31 PM   #67 
     - Not just up, but record levels..  X_Digger   Sep-13-10 10:55 PM   #68 
     - Doubtless California's ban on "assault weapons" is the cause of the decrease.  krispos42   Sep-13-10 11:06 PM   #69 
     - Re. the California "assault weapons" ban which resulted  jazzhound   Sep-13-10 11:22 PM   #71 
     - Prior to the gun/ammo sales boom sales to first time  jazzhound   Sep-13-10 11:15 PM   #70 
        - Question  russ1943   Sep-15-10 11:30 AM   #97 
           - I did some research on my own and interviewed a number  jazzhound   Sep-17-10 02:55 AM   #104 
     - Old news  safeinOhio   Sep-15-10 07:39 AM   #95 
        - That's because the peak stock price was based on stock-market bidding wars  benEzra   Sep-15-10 08:09 AM   #96 

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