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Posted: 7/14/2001 11:26:29 PM EDT
I read in alot of forums that people like Ruger and smith and wesson seems to support gun control, I wonder why would they support gun control? wouldnt that hurt their business?? Think about a lot fewer potential buyers...
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 11:42:01 PM EDT
its to cover there ass in a political sense. if they said F*ck u to the antis the antis would attack em more. ie S&W signing the deal to get out of lawsuits g tat really helped they still are getting screwed. Ruger said ok to a mag cap ban but he originly wanted it to be 15 rounds for pistols big suprise there all his pistols held 15 rounds or less. as far as rifle mags go he has been quotes as saying high capacity mags (over 10 in this case) were never ment for civilian market ie he only wanted his mini 14 high caps to go to the police sales he was doing. they both screwed themselves pretty bad.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 9:08:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cyrax777: Ruger said ok to a mag cap ban but he originly wanted it to be 15 rounds for pistols big suprise there all his pistols held 15 rounds or less.
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And during this time what was the upstart import gun flinging crap in Bill's face? The Glock 17. That's 17 for 17 rounds, baby. Old Billy-boy thought he could quell the competition by sucking on some good-ol' politician arse.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:01:07 PM EDT
actlut the 17 in glock 17 was it was gaston glocks 17th patent not the rounds in the gun witch is why a glock 18 is called a glock 18 and not a glock 33
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 12:55:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 2:14:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2001 2:11:45 PM EDT by Righteous_Kill]
Troy sort of has it right, Bill Ruger (who I believe no longer heads Ruger) surely believes in the RKBA. Ruger is after all an arms manufacture. However, the bottom line is what rules business, and yes, Bill Ruger wanted to increase and/or maintain sales. Gun manufactures don’t support gun control. No manufacture enjoys being told what, when, where and how to produce their product. But it’s a fact of business they deal with. Like other manufactures, if the industry doesn’t regulate its self, the government will step in and regulate it for them. Perhaps Bill Ruger saw the future and tried avert government intervention with self regulation. The gun industry is just trying to survive both public opnion and government pressure. If 98% of your public product/sales goes to large-game hunters, duck hunters and recreational shooters, your not going to go out on a limb and risk business for the 2% hi-cap mag, folding stock types. Remington does this, they hide and limit public access to the otherwise legal “police” line of rifles and shot guns. If it was the other way around, and only 2% of sales went to duck guns and the rest was folding stocks models and hi-cap mags, they wouldn’t voluntarily stop selling those products. Now toss in the threat of being sued out of business. S&W didn’t just up and decide that the US needed more gun control, safety features and trigger locks. They were blackmailed by the US government, politicians, and lawyers who support frivolous and unjust law suits aimed at putting legitimate companies out of business. Bottom line, gun companies are ruled by nature (capitalism at is finest), self preservation and the pursuit of profits, tempered with government interference, consumer demand, and public opinion. [b]R[/b]ighteous [b]K[/b]ill
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