I wholeheartedly agree that this industry is significantly impacted by politics. However, I see a huge difference between discussing the direct impact of politics on the firearms market and venting one's personal ideological opinions and frustrations on an this message board.
I was never 740 or 742 fan myself. Almost always use bolt actions for hunting but a few lever actions. Aside from .556 (or ,22rim ) I really don't care to much for auto rifles. Do you handload?
SWHC really changed my financial situation, made roughly $225k the past few months, been getting my stock alerts from underground stock alerts* (google em). Hope you guys have been doing as well with trading as I have.
looks like you are on the nutcase Bloomberg's payroll and you sure share his IQ...most likely in low teens!
1) You can dial 911 at any time.
2) Police will be there in minutes.
3) Many crimes are not caught on videotape, so much less need for personal protection.
4) 200 years ago, people needed guns for protection. Now, I just carry pepper spray for self defense.
Gunshots account for a very small percentage of children's deaths. Don't take my word for it, just google it. Each one of these account for a much larger percentage of children's deaths - car accidents, drownings, fires, poisonings, suffocations, and child abuse.
And if you really want to hear something wild, the 2nd amendment was originally put in the constitution to act as a safeguard to help the people protect themselves from the government in case it gets too big. Which means when the government tries to do things like revoke the 2nd amendment and enact strict gun controls.
It was my attempt to state that the 2nd amendment is juveline and no longer needed. People can call 911 and have the police there in minutes. This was not possible 200 years ago.
And yes, the gun did kill the child. It would not have happened without that bullet.
By the way, how many children die of falls?
It appears to make sense. The only thing I can conclude is that ...1. anyone with a going business wants too much for it too justify the price.( it would be dilutive to earnings). 2. The cost of starting an ammo operation from scratch could be prohibitive from a profit margin basis. As I have opined before that I felt the greatest challenge has is keeping their 40 percent profit margins. I don't know how they would ever get close to 40 % margins on ammo. It might be better for shooting enthusiasts than for shareholders of SWHC. I'm quite optimistic we will start seeing ammo become much more available this coming year. I'm starting to see more availability ( maybe with the exception of .22 rimfire)...even some discounting. I would not bd shocked to go from shortages to surpluses when the turn comes. That would be the kiss of death to someone who had just got into the business. Looking back it might have been smart to buy ammo company 20 years ago when you could buy one dirt cheap. It a pretty low margin business in normal times. Then there is also the political risk that they initiate a federal ammo tax. I hate to even think about it. It could be a back door "neuter the 2nd amendment" law. We have the right to bear arms. The Feds or states have the right to tax. It would bd met with tremendous opposition but wouldn't be unconstitutional as gun direct prohibition would be. Then we'd have criminals just stealing the ammo they kill you with.
.....but let's just control (read take away) guns. That will solve all our problem. I have new for you... It would make our problems worse.
I've never heard of the 2nd grade amendment. Does that stipulate that you should have at least a 2nd grade education before you attempt to articulate on what our founding fathers intended when the wrote the constitution. Your description of the child's death is very scratchy. The one thing we can be certain of is that it was not the gun that killed the child. It was someone misusing the gun or an accident. There were children drowned this past week, killed in car accidents , beaten, burned, died from falls, accidental drug overdoses, alcohol
Jack O'Connor most likely shot every game animal on the planet with a 270 with is of course just a'30-06 necked down from .308 to .277...I'm thinking some of those animals may have technically been shot "illegally" as many African countries have min .375 cal rule on the dangerous or larger game. I have a mod 100 in .284 Win. It's an interesting caliber in that it has a rebated head. It's a short casing but because it's chunky it has the powder capacity of a 280 Rem which is a 30-06 necked downd to 7mm (.284)....for Elk I like 300 Wetherby or .338 Win Mag which is a 7mm Ren Mag necked up to .338...Speer makes a nice 275 grn bullet that iced dropped several bulls right in there tracks with. It hits like a freight train and yet flys flat ... Not as flat as a 300 wby 180 grn but actually more knock down power IMO out to about 150yds even though the casing and powder charge is less. 7mm rem mag is a great deer+ size animal. Fully capable for elk although some hunters don't like the 175 grn bullet weight limitation for elk. I don't have any of the newer "short mag " caliber's. If I were starting out from scratch today and hand loading I'd probably be going in that direction. Other things being equal a short stout cartridge with a flat shoulder angle is more accurate than a longer thinner cartridge with a steep shoulder angle. It has something to with the burning characteristics of nitro powder. .