Monday, June 30, 2008

You Might Not Know Anything about the Gun Industry If...

From Charles Austin via Instapundit:
What if Colt made a big show of offering Senator Obama a custom engraved 1911 to celebrate Heller? If he accepts it, his base is up in arms, no pun intended. If he declines it, well, let's just say that 5-4 vote will look a little more frightening to everyone not in his base. Seem like a win-win to me.
Why won't Colt do this? The answer is that they're on Obama's side politically. Colt's ownership is murky but has included groups like the UAW and the State of Connecticut. Not example pro-gun groups. The current chairman is Donald Zilkha, a New York financier who generally support Democrats like Chuck Schumer. Chuck Schumer! If you want someone to give Obama a fancy 1911, try Kimber or a Springfield Armory Custom instead.

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