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After Biden Hunts The 2nd Amendment – American Smith & Wesson Breaks Record, Over $1B Sales
By Ben Dutka|June 30, 2021
After Biden Hunts The 2nd Amendment – American Smith & Wesson Breaks Record, Over $1B Sales

The Biden administration has adopted several typical left-wing agenda items. This includes supporting the “woke” movement, climate change, and abortion.

It also includes questioning the Second Amendment, and supporting laws that would possibly limit the scope of 2A. Some are worried Democrats want to ditch the Amendment altogether.

And in response, America has given one big gun company a tremendous boost.

Smith & Wesson isn’t only one of the largest firearm manufacturers in the country; they’re also one of the biggest in the world. And they’ve cashed in big time on this 2A debate.

Democrat leaders continue to push new laws that would restrict 2A — for example, clamping down on the rights of gun owners, the types of firearms that can be owned, etc.

However, that hasn’t dissuaded Americans from purchasing firearms. In fact, quite the opposite has happened in the past year.

Perhaps as a reaction to the Democrats, and also in response to growing civil unrest and other social issues (riots, protests, rising crime), U.S. citizens are taking full advantage of their rights.

Via The Daily Caller:

As Stephen Gutkowski reports at The Reload, ‘Smith & Wesson reported its best sales year ever in 2020, topping $1.1 billion in net sales for the first time ever.

That’s up more than 100 percent from 2019.’

Earlier this month, Smith & Wesson CEO Mark Smith said the company “achieved a very significant milestone in fiscal 2021.”

This was passing $1 billion in sales for the very first time in their 169-year history. This windfall means the company will hand out a special bonus of $1,200 to full-time employees and $600 to temps.

Smith & Wesson’s fourth-quarter revenue tally of $323 million was also the highest quarter ever, and was the fourth consecutive record-shattering quarter for the company.

All told, they managed to produce and ship nearly 2.5 million units last year, which was a staggering 70 percent rise.

But the firearm surge hasn’t only benefited Smith & Wesson: Ruger is also soaring, as they recently reported a jump of almost 50 percent in net sales during its first quarter of 2021.

Said Mark Oliva of The National Shooting Sports Foundation:

I think every manufacturer right now is benefiting from this outsized level of demand that we’re witnessing.

We are in a period of unprecedented demand. That’s undeniable.

Of course, Democrats and other left-wing politicos will say this is part of the problem, and just another reason to tighten restrictions on the Second Amendment.

With more firearms in the hands of more Americans, Democrats argue that crime will rise. On the other hand, we’ve already seen concerning rises in crime in recent years, well before gun sales took off.

And given the pandemic and other troublesome issues, it’s no surprise that Americans are opting to defend themselves.

This tends to happen during periods of unrest in a country. The only issue now is, what is the exact definition of “shall not be infringed”…?

Key Takeaways:

  • Biden and Democrats keep railing against 2A, but gun sales are skyrocketing.
  • Smith & Wesson topped $1B in sales in 1 year for the first time in its history. That’s a 100 percent year-over-year increase.
  • Civil unrest, the pandemic, and the Democrat response to the Second Amendment has likely spurred these sales.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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