Proving once again that President Obama and the Left’s motto is “just when you think you know the answers, we change the questions”, the current Amnesty in Chief has determined that he needs to change his tactic to destroy the 2nd Amendment.
You see, President Obama’s dilemma is, as Market Watch and even The New York Times among others have reported, whenever he directly attacks legal gun ownership with preposterous “links” to terrorism, not only does the American public roll there eyes like a Millennial at Starbucks, but gun purchases sky rocket in response.
Clearly, assuming Americans are idiots and will lap up whatever schlock he spews is no longer working for the Prez. Instead Obama switched tactics and is now going after the gun manufacturers directly. As the New York Times reported, there is a movement to get the Securities and Exchange C omission to file charges against Smith & Wesson for… are you sitting down….not reporting how many of their guns are used by criminals.
The New York Times writes:
The New York City public advocate on Monday asked federal regulators to investigate whether the gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson had made adequate disclosures in its financial statements….[according to advocate, Letitia James], “The “Securities and Exchange Commission should examine whether Smith & Wesson misrepresented or omitted information about how often its products are involved in crimes and what it has done to keep its guns out of the hands of criminals.”
So, just so I’m clear, what purchasers of a product do with said products is now the fiscal reporting responsibility of the product’s manufacturer? So, should Ford expect a notice to start reporting how many of its cars are involved in drunk driving accidents?
Why stop there, how about Land ‘O’ Lakes being held responsible for people’s heart attacks? Clearly this information is a key data point in the annual financial reports to shareholders. I mean why wasn’t this required years ago? Oh wait, I know why, because the demand couldn’t be any more brainless if Forrest Gump wrote the proposition down in crayon with stick figures and a smiley-faced sunshine included.
Of course, Ms. James’ threat isn’t really intended to get a lot of traction…yet. Obama and the Left are crafty enough to realize sometimes destruction takes time but can begin just by floating out the idea. Here’s what I mean, The Federalist Papers reported that Smith & Wesson stock prices climbed steadily even after the San Bernardino attacks, and especially after President Obama’s initial attempts to link the terrorists to gun owners. Then, when the New York Advocate threatened them with an SEC investigation, S&W’s stock prices plummeted.
You know what I think about that? It’s never been a better time to buy Smith & Wesson stock.