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Sat Nov 11, 2023, 09:32 PM Nov 2023

Mass Murder Is a Choice. The Gun Industry Made It


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A WEEK AFTER THE MASSACRE in Lewiston, Maine, left 18 dead, 13 wounded, and a swath of New England terrorized and on lockdown, the gun industry was thinking about its bottom line.

During a Nov. 1 quarterly-earnings call, Ruger CEO Christopher Killoy touted the company’s profits, and the sales boost from new products like its SFAR — a “small-frame auto-loading rifle,” chambered to fire devastating, high-caliber bullets.

The firearms press is enamored with this new assault rifle, touting it as “easy to carry, fast to the shoulder, and packing the punch of an old-school .30-caliber battle rifle.” But had that deadly punch just been turned on civilians at a bowling alley and billiards bar in Lewiston? Law enforcement recovered a Ruger SFAR from the getaway vehicle of the military-trained shooter, Robert R. Card II, and the arrest warrant for Card highlighted “numerous rifle cartridges” scattered “throughout the premises” of both murder scenes.

Killoy did not mention the killings, directly. But he did address analysts who wanted to know if the company was picking up signals of a buying surge, based on the events of “the last 30 days” — encompassing both Lewiston and the Hamas assault on civilians in Israel. “There may be some good demand signals coming,” Killoy advised shareholders. “For all the wrong reasons, perhaps.”


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Mass Murder Is a Choice. The Gun Industry Made It (Original Post) Nevilledog Nov 2023 OP
America has voted! Aussie105 Nov 2023 #1
Human deaths have absolutely noting to do with the gun business, it is all about making money. Chainfire Nov 2023 #2


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1. America has voted!
Sat Nov 11, 2023, 10:01 PM
Nov 2023

Guns are good, easy to get, and the value of lives is less than the sticker price on the gun.

Ain't capitalism grand?

Let's ignore that the rest of the world, mostly, tries to keep guns out of the hands of civilians.

Unless of course you live in a war zone. Then every able bodied man needs his guns.

Does that make America a war zone?
Not liking the answer to that question.

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