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  • Fri, Sep. 23, 3:57 AM
    • A curfew went into effect in Charlotte at midnight, as a third night of protests erupted following the police shooting of Keith Scott.
    • The latest uprising comes after one person was killed, 44 people were arrested and multiple businesses were destroyed in previous riots.
    • His family was shown footage of the death yesterday, but their lawyer said the video angle couldn't reveal whether Scott was holding a gun.
    • Related tickers: TASR, DGLY, SWHC, RGR, VSTO
    | Fri, Sep. 23, 3:57 AM | 23 Comments
  • Thu, Sep. 22, 2:40 AM
    • North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in Charlotte last night after violent new protests erupted over the police shooting of Keith Scott.
    • Several officers were injured and one of the protesters was on life support after being shot by another civilian.
    • Related stocks rallied yesterday in response to the growing unrest: (TASR +4.4%), (DGLY +2.4%), (SWHC +1.8%), (RGR +2.8%), (VSTO +1.7%).
    | Thu, Sep. 22, 2:40 AM | 69 Comments
  • Thu, Aug. 18, 4:51 AM
    • The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to make it more difficult to acquire firearms in the EU, better track legally held firearms, strengthen cooperation between member states, and ensure that deactivated firearms are rendered inoperable.
    • The proposals presented were foreseen in the European Security Agenda adopted in April 2015, but have been significantly accelerated in light of recent events.
    | Thu, Aug. 18, 4:51 AM | 23 Comments
  • Fri, Aug. 5, 3:44 AM
    • The latest figures from the FBI show that July 2016 was the 15th consecutive month of record background checks for gun sales.
    • The previous July record was set in 2015, when there were 1,600,832 checks, but last month there were 2,197,169.
    • Each person may buy multiple firearms once passing a background check, so the amount of guns sold at retail may be even higher than then number of background checks performed.
    • Related tickers: SWHC, RGR, CAB, VSTO
    | Fri, Aug. 5, 3:44 AM | 24 Comments
  • Wed, Aug. 3, 7:39 AM
    • Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) reports firearms sales increased 20% to $166.31M in Q2. Streong demand for new products such as the American Pistol, the Precision Rifle, the AR-556 modern sporting rifle, and the LC9s pistol was seen during the quarter.
    • Castings sales fell 1% to $1.633M.
    • The company says that its current ratio as of July 2 was 2.8 to 1 and that it carried no debt.
    • Previously: Sturm, Ruger beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (Aug. 2)
    • RGR -1.08% premarket to $68.57.
    | Wed, Aug. 3, 7:39 AM | 23 Comments
  • Tue, Aug. 2, 5:48 PM
    • Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR) declares $0.49/share quarterly dividend, 2.1% increase from prior dividend of $0.48.
    • Forward yield 2.83%
    • Payable Aug. 26; for shareholders of record Aug. 12; ex-div Aug. 10.
    | Tue, Aug. 2, 5:48 PM
  • Tue, Aug. 2, 5:07 PM
    • Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR): Q2 EPS of $1.22 beats by $0.07.
    • Revenue of $167.94M (+19.2% Y/Y) beats by $3.64M.
    • Press Release
    | Tue, Aug. 2, 5:07 PM | 14 Comments
  • Mon, Aug. 1, 5:35 PM
  • Mon, Jul. 25, 5:14 AM
    • At least two people have been killed and more than a dozen others injured after a shooting at the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.
    • The incident comes a month after a gunman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
    • Gun and law enforcement stocks will be on watch at the open: SWHC, RGR, VSTO, TASR, DGLY
    | Mon, Jul. 25, 5:14 AM | 24 Comments
  • Mon, Jul. 11, 11:01 AM
    • TASER International (NASDAQ:TASR) is up another 4.50% on extremely high volume, while Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) has retreated 7.8%.
    • Both gun manufacturer stocks are in positive territory on the day.
    • Wall Street firms are quiet on the development as they stick with their pattern of holding back analysis on the short-term impact on Smith & Wesson (SWHC +1.4%) and Sturm Ruger (RGR +2.6%) of major shooting incidents to keep the focus on the long-term.
    | Mon, Jul. 11, 11:01 AM | 7 Comments
  • Fri, Jul. 8, 8:26 AM
    • Gun stocks Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) and Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) are higher in an apparent reaction to the impact of the killing of five police officers in Dallas, Texas last night during a protest rally.
    • Dallas police chief David Brown stated that multiple people armed with rifles were believed to have carried out the attacks.
    • SWHC +4.45% premarket to $29.55 and RGR +2.29% to $66.00.
    | Fri, Jul. 8, 8:26 AM | 16 Comments
  • Wed, Jul. 6, 12:40 PM
    • Firearm background checks spiked during June, according to data from the NICS. The Orlando terrorist attack on June 12 was a significant factor.
    • The number of checks rose 39% Y/Y and 14% M/M to 2.131M.
    • YTD background checks are up over 13.8M now.
    • Despite the strong sales trend, the percentage of U.S. households owning a gun in actually in decline as prior owners continue to stockpile.
    • FBI background check data (.pdf)
    • Related stocks: SWHC, RGR, VSTO, CAB.
    | Wed, Jul. 6, 12:40 PM | 15 Comments
  • Fri, Jul. 1, 2:57 AM
    • A week after Democrats staged a nearly 26-hour sit-in demanding a vote on gun control measures, Speaker Paul Ryan said the House will vote on legislation to block suspected terrorists from buying guns next week.
    • It's still unclear, however, if the proposal would include the broad "no fly, no buy" proposal Democrats have supported or a more limited version endorsed by the NRA. The House will also take up a bipartisan mental health bill.
    • Related tickers: SWHC, RGR, VSTO
    | Fri, Jul. 1, 2:57 AM | 26 Comments
  • Wed, Jun. 22, 4:41 AM
    • U.S. senators are pushing for a compromise gun control bill, a day after they failed to advance four gun measures following last week's mass shooting in Orlando.
    • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would schedule a vote on a bill by fellow GOP Senator Susan Collins that would prevent about 109K people on the "no-fly" list, as well as another narrow list of possible terrorist suspects, from purchasing weapons.
    • Related tickers: SWHC, RGR, VSTO
    | Wed, Jun. 22, 4:41 AM | 28 Comments
  • Tue, Jun. 21, 2:08 AM
    • Senators couldn't muster enough bipartisan support to pass a series of gun control measures Monday, including bills on background checks and preventing suspected terrorists from purchasing weapons.
    • The gridlock underscores the difficulty of passing gun legislation in Washington, even as pressure mounts on lawmakers following last week's deadly mass shooting at a night club in Orlando.
    • Related tickers: SWHC, RGR, VSTO
    | Tue, Jun. 21, 2:08 AM | 40 Comments
  • Mon, Jun. 20, 4:04 AM
    • One week after the deadly mass-shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the Senate is expected to vote on a series of proposals to block gun sales to terror suspects and expand screening of people buying firearms in the U.S.
    • Democrats are expected to block two GOP amendments, arguing that they fall short in controlling the sales of guns, while Republicans are likely oppose two Democratic amendments, contending that they threaten constitutional rights.
    • Related tickers: SWHC, RGR
    | Mon, Jun. 20, 4:04 AM | 4 Comments