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#2936413 - 09/08/12 01:50 PM Do gun makers vote Democrat?
Vermin93
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Management and employees at Ruger and Smith & Wesson have done pretty darn well under Obama. Their business is booming and their stocks are way up. If I had to guess, I'd wager that at least a few senior NRA executives probably own a few shares of Ruger or Smith & Wesson in their personal investment portfolios. I wish I was smart enough to buy some in 2008.

Kind of makes me wonder who they might be pulling for? A Romney win might slow the gun buying frenzy that they've enjoyed under Obama...

Gun Sales Surge: An Obama Bounce?
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#2937289 - 09/09/12 01:43 PM Re: Do gun makers vote Democrat? [Re: Vermin93]
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I would bet at least 40-50% of S&W employees voted for Obama and will again.
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#2938448 - 09/10/12 04:45 PM Re: Do gun makers vote Democrat? [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
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 Originally Posted By: FLTENNHUNTER1
I would bet at least 40-50% of S&W employees voted for Obama and will again.

I would highly doubt that.
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#2938640 - 09/10/12 07:52 PM Re: Do gun makers vote Democrat? [Re: infoman jr.]
FLTENNHUNTER1
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 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
 Originally Posted By: FLTENNHUNTER1
I would bet at least 40-50% of S&W employees voted for Obama and will again.

I would highly doubt that.


"In major Hampden County cities like Chicopee, Holyoke and Springfield, Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans there are 45,961 registered Democrats in Springfield, for instance, and 7,591 Republicans."

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/02/number_of_massachusetts_regist.html
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#2939019 - 09/11/12 12:01 AM Re: Do gun makers vote Democrat? [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
catman529
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I'm not sure if my like for higher gun sales and more money would overcome my dislike for obama....
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#2939233 - 09/11/12 08:16 AM Re: Do gun makers vote Democrat? [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
infoman jr.
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 Originally Posted By: FLTENNHUNTER1
 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
 Originally Posted By: FLTENNHUNTER1
I would bet at least 40-50% of S&W employees voted for Obama and will again.

I would highly doubt that.


"In major Hampden County cities like Chicopee, Holyoke and Springfield, Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans there are 45,961 registered Democrats in Springfield, for instance, and 7,591 Republicans."

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/02/number_of_massachusetts_regist.html


They may vote Dem for other reasons, but I'd bet higher gun sales isn't one of them. He is not good for firearms companies long-term. I would also go out on a limb and say that the heads of these companies are not voting for Obama. I know Kollitides won't.
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#2939246 - 09/11/12 08:31 AM Re: Do gun makers vote Democrat? [Re: infoman jr.]
FLTENNHUNTER1
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 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
 Originally Posted By: FLTENNHUNTER1
 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
 Originally Posted By: FLTENNHUNTER1
I would bet at least 40-50% of S&W employees voted for Obama and will again.

I would highly doubt that.


"In major Hampden County cities like Chicopee, Holyoke and Springfield, Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans there are 45,961 registered Democrats in Springfield, for instance, and 7,591 Republicans."

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/02/number_of_massachusetts_regist.html


They may vote Dem for other reasons, but I'd bet higher gun sales isn't one of them. He is not good for firearms companies long-term. I would also go out on a limb and say that the heads of these companies are not voting for Obama. I know Kollitides won't.


Agreed. My comment was based on odds only. Odds are, based on Demographics, many people at S&W pulled the (D)umb lever.
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