Smith and Wesson (SWHC) released their earnings report for the fiscal year ending April 30th yesterday. With the growth in gun sales over the past three years, you would expect that they did well and they did. Net sales figures for the 4th Quarter were up approximately 38% over the same quarter in the prior year. Fiscal year net sales for 2013 were up 43% over FY2012.
So who should they thank for their sales growth? John Nolte at Breitbart has this to say:
It is hard to judge who Smith & Wesson should thank most: Gun-grabber President Obama, murdered-child-exploiter Piers Morgan, or insufferable-sell-out Joe Scarborough. Or maybe the gun maker should just send a big fat bouquet to all of the media:
Hollowed-Out Volcano Lane
Water Carrier, DC 66666
Actually, Smith & Wesson should be and likely is grateful to a nation of Americans who instinctually understand and appreciate their God-give right to not be bossed around, intimidated, or swayed by a bunch of hypocritical, bossie-pants, fascists who hide behind armed guards in secured high-rises.
In what is generally a down day for Wall Street, S&W stock is up approximately 5% at midday.