Why do I call Obama the world’s greatest gun salesman?

I, and many others, call Barack Obama the world’s greatest gun salesman.


Well look at this:


That is the share price of Sturm Ruger & Co Inc since 2008 when Obama was first elected. 

And this is the share price of Smith & Wesson since Obama was elected:

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Olin Corporation, which owns the brands of Winchester, is another public company where we can check share prices:


Other gun makers are privately held, like Remington, Savage, Browning, Bushmaster and Springfield, so records are harder to find.

Nonetheless, those three public companies have experienced share growth off the back of increased sales as a result of Obama’s constant refrains that he will restrict Second Amendment rights.

This is why Barack Obama is known as the world’s greatest gun salesman.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.