GUN CONTROL – MAKING MONEY FROM GUNS, IS IT OUR RIGHT OR WRONG?
As a gun owner and a gun enthusiast, I love shopping and buying guns. Most of all I love shooting them. As a concealed weapons permit holder, I value the sense of security that carrying my firearm brings me during these dangerous times. With gun control front and center in the media it seems almost controversial to talk about the issue of owning a gun let alone how gun manufacturers will profit or loose revenues in the future. With the talk of gun rights, the second amendment and gun laws on the table, it would only be wise to talk about how this will affect us as gun owners our nation and the issues affecting the investments we make.
Lets take a look
Both Ruger (RGR) and Smith and Wesson (SWHC) have seen gains. (SWHC) is my pick for a long with it’s 9-10% return annualy since 2012 except for between 2014 and 2015.
I won’t be investing in gun stocks post election unless, as Trump calls her, Crooked Hillary somehow wins the office. If we are all fortunate enough that Hillary doesn’t win, look to see stock prices come down due to overstocking and a decrease in demand. I just found out that Smith and Wesson does not manufacture ammunition or shotguns which will be a factor in the growing sport shooting market. Vista Outdoor Inc, (VSTO) with its recent public offering is valued at $46.00 with a price to earnings ratio of more than 20x. I would like to watch this one for a while.
To conclude, there are a lot of better places to put your money. Spending the money on a new AR-15 or maybe a collector’s piece. Let’s not forget how much guns even with their stigmas can create a great conversation, provide a memorable family outing and be the protection we need in that worst of times. Please practice and teach gun responsibility and safety.