U.S. anti-gun rulings put freer markets in sight

March 8, 2016

Courts have upheld assault-weapons bans, adding heft to a Connecticut suit that tests laws shielding firearms firms from liability. The case is still a stretch, but growing assent to gun-rights limits may force the likes of Remington to compete without unfair legal protection.

Rob Cox: Good news for guns is bad for gunmakers

By Rob Cox
November 18, 2014

A Republican U.S. Senate puts a bullet in new federal firearms controls. Yet Colt, maker of the gun that won the West, is short of cash, Moody’s downgraded Remington and shares of Ruger and Smith & Wesson have been clobbered. The industry does better with guns in a corner.

Gun bubble reloads on Obama re-election fears

April 3, 2012

The president’s 2008 victory triggered massive growth in firearms sales. Purchasers thought strict gun control legislation was coming. It never arrived, and weapon sales tumbled. Yet the prospect of a second Obama term is boosting sales - and shares of gun-makers - once again.