This Massive Gunmaker Admits the Other Reason They're Afraid of Hillary Clinton

August 6th 2016

Though Hillary Clinton announced at the DNC, "I'm not here to repeal the Second Amendment. I'm not here to take away your guns. I just don't want you to be shot by someone who shouldn't have a gun in the first place," that's of little solace to one of America's biggest gunmakers.

Michael Fifer, CEO of Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (one of America's leading firearms manufacturers) revealed why he's so threatened by Clinton's gun position, and it may have less to do with protecting Second Amendment rights and more to do with selling guns.

Fifer is not only urging his customers to vote in the upcoming election against Clinton and to call their congressional representatives, but he also announced the company "will donate $2 to the NRA for every gun it sells, and it will match all donations to the NRA up to $5 million until the election on November 8," according to Business Insider.

Though Fifer did not outright say that he is worried a Clinton presidency will shrink gun sales and kept most of his statement vague, he did suggest there would be some aftereffects:

"I don't think have any way of measuring the political impact or certainly not assigning it to any one politician's comments, but certainly this is a unique time in our history because for the very first time ever, we have the nominee of a major political party, one with a very reasonable likelihood of winning the presidency, overtly stating that the Supreme Court got it wrong in the Heller case and actively campaigning against the lawful Commerce in Arms. That's unprecedented, and it will be hard for any of us to believe that didn't have some impact, but it can't be measured."

Clinton has made it clear that she believes the Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller got it "wrong, " but she does not want to abolish the second amendment, something that opponent Donald Trump has accused her of wanting to do.

It should be noted that Fifer has not told his supporters to vote for Trump.

[h/t Business Insider]

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