America’s greatest gun salesman owns stock in Smith & Wesson. Barack Obama probably wasn’t aware that his Senate mutual fund was invested in the firearms manufacturer because it’s obvious he hates guns and the Second Amendment.
Josh Earnest was asked about it this week and he said:
“I have not seen that report and I’m not aware of the details of the presidents investment — might be partially invested in a gun manufacturer. I know there has been a grassroots attempt on variety of places including on college campuses to encourage mutual funds and other institutional investors from investing in gun manufacturers.
The president has not hid from a willingness to criticize gun manufacturers. Our focus has been on commonsense things that can be done and we would welcome more support from gun manufacturers for some of the commonsense measures that we advocate. Things like closing the gun show loophole and closing the no-fly no buy loophole and I would allow terrorists to come in and purchase a gun.
There are things that we can do. I do not know who have taken a specific position on grassroot efforts, but I will say that the president does believe we are going to receive more passion behind the grassroots movement to bring about change meant income policies.”
It’s not just the president who owns stocks. Reuters listed all manner of politicians and others who are invested in guns and ammo, including some parents of children killed in Sandy Hook.
Reuters didn’t mention that it was a mentally deranged young man who had illegal free access to his mother’s guns who killed the children in Sandy Hook, not the gun.
The gun didn’t get up, walk off, and commit mass murder.
Fund managers vocalized the necessary disgust when asked about stripping the industry from mutual funds but they can’t mix politics with obligations to meet performance benchmarks.
These reports about mutual funds being invested in the gun industry is meant to raise awareness and provoke people into demanding their retirement funds not be invested this way. People feel good about themselves when they say they won’t support guns.
The gun grabbers come at this issue from every angle and will never stop until every gun is extinguished.
Tell it all to the top gun salesman. Perhaps he should stop trying to eliminate the Second Amendment and overburdening our country with ne-er-do-wells from foreign lands who come here illegally with criminal records or terrorism on their minds or simply to collect our benefits.
There is a full court press by the gun grabbers to stop all retirement investments in gun manufacturers. This publicity is simply another attempt to push investors into not investing in the gun and ammo industry. Teachers’ unions and other rabid Obama supporters are working on it.