This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Hey! Gun Banners: Decide What You Really Want

I can't advocate banning these features because as a father and as someone who has actually taken the time to look at the numbers, it's obvious the safety of my sons will not improve. If you really want to save the lives of children, gun banners would spend their efforts trying to ban swimming pools instead of guns.

Swimming pools are much more dangerous, accordng to a government report, and result in many more grieving parents than guns do. Why don't more gun banners join the residential swimming pool ban organizations?

Because gun ban proponents are more interested in banning guns than saving lives, even if they don't know it. The numbers make it very clear, if you want to save the most children, you ban swimming pools long before considering a ban on modern sporting rifles.

Beating the drum of gun bans are improving the bottom lines of Strum Ruger (RGR) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC) than hiring the best sales people possible.

I talked to several gun stores in my area and spent time reading the popular gun related forums and everything remotely related to a gun ban is selling at a record pace. A great example is Chad Olson from C&C Pawnbrokers, a local gun manufacturer and retailer. Olson said that in over 10 years of business, their sales are stronger right now than ever before. Olson says his biggest problem is restocking his inventory because of panic buying depleting inventory of suppliers.

Cue Maddon with another doll dress: Up to now, the net impact of gun banners is massively more gun sales. Fortunately, the increase in sales shouldn't result in higher rates of murder if past statistics continue to hold true. As a father of three small boys, I have ideas based on logic and a true desire to keep my sons safe.

The first thing is to end the "victim zones," a.k.a. "gun free zones." They clearly don't work. In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren't. Yes, we all want schools to be gun free zones including me, but it's time to make grown up decisions based on the evidence in front of us. The evidence is crystal clear that killers are selecting their targets based on their perception of softness.

2 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,493.37 -69.93 -0.42%
S&P 500 1,925.15 -5.52 -0.29%
NASDAQ 4,352.6390 -17.1340 -0.39%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs