Democrats Vilify Guns, Own Stock in Gun Companies

Screen Shot 2013-01-24 at 9.21.45 AMSeveral Democrats who have come out against the evils of guns since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary have also made money by investing in gun companies. Many are still making money with investments in those manufacturers now, even as they attempt to ban their products.

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), for example, is a proponent of an “assault weapons” ban, who in the meantime is enjoying the money her husband makes off a $50,000 investment in the Vanguard Small Cap Growth Index fund. As of Jan. 18, that fund included 219,918 shares of stock in Ruger Firearms.

Meanwhile, Senator Clair McCaskill (D-MO) has approximately $100,000 in the iShare Russell 2000 Growth Index. That fund held 254,290 shares of stock in Ruger Firearms as of Jan. 18, along with shares of Smith & Wesson as well.

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has approximately $100,000 in the iShares S&P Small Cap 600 Growth Index–a fund which was the “the 16th largest holder” of Ruger Firearms stock as of mid-January.

  • Todd

    You can’t prove these lies. I bet it isn’t true.

    • Reb Biker

      I’ll bet no one cares what you think, since you’re an attention seeking troll. Why did you choose to pollute?

    • WellNowDear

      Okay Todd, I’ll bite. The financial firm TIAA-CREF handles retirement investments for some Democrats including Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) in Washington. TIAA-CREF invests in Smith and Wesson and Strum, Ruger, and Co. Senator Tom Harken (D-Iowa) has $100,000 invested in an S&P Company who is the largest investor of Smith and Ruger.

      I could go on and on. The left in Washington are completely hypocritical where guns are concerned. There actions aren’t about guns at all. They just want more power. More power would give them access to enough money to satisfy their greed urges. They think that but, when someone is addicted to greed more is never enough. They will not be satisfied until they have redistributed as much of the wealth as possible in the US from the middle class to their pockets. Oh, yet they will make token hand outs to Latinos and welfare recipients to keep the ones allowing them to stay in power mollified. But, you can bet most of the money stolen from the American public will go into the pockets of upper class liberals.

      Todd, you had better wise up and grow up.

    • todds dad

      I like the way todd trolls. But I like that thing his mom does with her tongue better.

    • jeepdude911

      Meds, Huffpo. NOW!

  • freedomringsforall

    Typical two faced commie / socialist liars.
    Do as i say, not as i do.

    Hitler, Moa, Stalin, Lenin, Castro, etc. etc. all ruled that way also.

  • Sagebrush6

    Where is our lame stream media with this information ?

    Why is it the progressive liberals that steal guns then go
    and kill movie goers and children in school have never been a conservative NRA

    Ft Hood Shooter
    – Registered Democrat- Muslim

    Columbine Shooters – Too young to vote- both families were registered
    democrats and progressive liberals – as with the twit that shot Congress
    woman Giffords, and 2 or 3 others.

    Virginia Tech Shooter- Wrote hate mail to Pres Bush and to his staff. Registered

    Colorado Theater Shooter – Registered Democrat, staff worker on
    the Obama campaign, occupy wall street participant, progressive liberal

    Connecticut School Shooter- Registered Democrat, hated christians,

    Common thread is that all of these shooters were progressive
    liberal democrats.” Interesting…isn’t

    Maybe it should be illegal for them to buy guns?

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