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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  • gazza0100111001011010

    over 100 million guns have been sold since obama was elected

  • Dog Breath

    Gotta love unintended consequences.

  • Mark156

    That’ll be why you cant get a decent Ruger revolver round here.

  • Mark

    I do believe Obama is the greatest factor,but Ruger & S&W have put out excellent products over that time. I’m hoping another Smith will be in my future.

    • I loved my custom Model 10 when I was shooting…very good revolver.

  • Mark

    I took this in 2013,not a Bass Pro or Cabelas but similar size.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      3 times that size in Anchorage, and about the same amount of stock when I was there

  • Don O’Brien

    The Swiss seem to have the right idea.

    “Switzerland trails behind only the U.S, Yemen and Serbia in the number of guns per capita; between 2.3 million and 4.5 million military and private firearms are estimated to be in circulation in a country of only 8 million people. Yet, despite the prevalence of guns, the violent-crime rate is low: government figures show about 0.5 gun homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2010. By comparison, the U.S rate in the same year was about 5 firearm killings per 100,000 people, according to a 2011 U.N. report.”


    • Alun Thomas

      Apparently all people (male? not sure) are required to belong to the citizens militia and report for military training at regular intervals. A militia member may own military weaponry up to and including anti-aircraft weaponry. Haven’t been invaded lately, coincidentally.

  • Simon

    While I don’t disagree with gun sales skyrocketing under Obama – share prices across the board have gone up and up due to record low interest rates and stimulus by the Fed.

  • This just in:

    “The last month of 2015 not only broke the FBI NICS all-time record, it shattered it, with over 3.3MILLION NICS checks in December. That’s over half a million more NICS checks than the previous monthly record, December of 2012, and it thoroughly stamps out the idea promoted in some media outlets that the gun industry is “waning”.”


  • cows4me

    Obummer should have brought arms shares in 2007, he would be a very wealthy man now.