Oh this is rich.
Yes, even though the cheapest gun Smith and Wesson makes probably costs at least $300, these are indeed the weapons of street thugs.
Good lord. Never mind the fact that Smith and Wesson caters mostly to police service pistols, hunting handguns, and gun people who like their double action revolvers and model 1911s.
Yeah stop making those lousy service pistols. Let's arm the police with fishsticks.
Stop making those rotten revolvers. Euclidean might have to start buying Rugers instead.
Two things really grab me here:
No maybe 1 person is killed by a gun each year. I'm sure at least one person could have died from a mechanically defective firearm malfunctioning.
Each year approximately 35,000 Americans are killed by guns, according to the National Center for Disease Control.
35,000 people are perhaps murdered each year and the weapon was a gun? Or does this include hunting accidents? Does it include our soldiers overseas who fall to enemy fire? I mean what all goes into this configuration? I know the antis are fond of taking a statistic like "35,000 people were murdered last year" and saying "35,000 people were killed by guns last year" without clarifying who was shot and who was beaten to death with a lead pipe.
What would be correct is to say "X people were murdered by a criminal using a gun last year" or "Y people were accidentally shot and killed last year".
Oh and by the way, 43,000 Americans die in car accidents each year. Why not march against General Motors in Detroit and tell them to make less cars?
Then why march at all? Smith and Wesson's products fit into those uses and that's what they are made and intended for. It's like if I made ratchet handles, it's not my fault if someone takes my ratchet handle I made and beats someone to death with it.
The purpose of the silent march, Pyle says, is not to deprive sportsmen of their pleasures, or persons in need of self-protection.
Smith and Wesson obeys all applicable laws and regulations. They do not even sell guns to the general public the last time I checked. Even if I were a legally qualified person and I were to walk up to the factory right now and try to buy a gun from them they would refuse because I'm not an authorized purchaser.
Oh by the way professor it's estimated breast cancer kills about 42,000 Americans per year. Now let's compare the number of people who want to cure breast cancer to the number of goofballs who want to regulate guns based on muddled and meaningless statistics.
By the way how many homeless people could benefit from these shoes instead of just tossing them about?
Edit: Oh it gets better
So it's not okay to market products to women? Or is it not okay for women who live in suburbs to protect themselves? Or are you saying women don't deserve to be armed when they're 4 times more likely to be the victim of a violent crime?
there is no need for Smith & Wesson to market little 'LadySmith' revolvers to suburban women,
A term which is used to derogatively refer to handguns owned by minorities by the way.
or for other companies to make cheap 'Saturday night specials,'
Nobody has ever made a cop killer bullet. By the way I can't think of a handgun manufacturer that makes ammunition.
Oh yes let's by all means damage our hearing. By the way silencers are heavily restricted, which means nothing because they're easy to fabricate if you have access to a hardware store.
guns machined to accept silencers,
On top of that, what if I want a muzzle brake, barrel extension, compensator, or flash suppressor on my $1000 handgun? Never mind that all these accessories mount on the barrel in some fashion and actually make the gun safer to use.
What? Give me an example please...?
pistols with fingerprintless coatings,
Nobody makes such a gun. Why does the name matter anyway? You want dumb names look at what they name cars.
or guns with names like 'streetsweeper