I just wanted to add, I know that S&W is just watching out for investors. They want the LEO and military business if the civilian market gets cut short.
It is my understanding this is the second time
that S&W has covered both cheeks. I'd rather see them support 2nd fully than become the armament used to disarm the populace. They know there is backlash and discussions by there stance. But as most corporations, they are watching out for investors and giving lip serves to the 2nd.
Yes, I am taking and keeping my business with other companies. Companies that do not talk out of both sides of their mouth.
Notice there mission statment is 1 sentance aboput "personal safty" and the rest is about selling to LEO and militaty:
Thursday, September 1, 2011 Mission Statement Smith & Wesson is one of the world's most recognizable brands and for good reason. Since we have opened our doors, we have focused on designing and manufacturing innovative products and solutions that are unparalleled in the field of personal safety and protection. Almost every major law enforcement and military agency in the world has used Smith & Wesson products and to this day, most police departments in the United States depend on our firearms and accessories. As a company, Smith & Wesson continues to flourish and grow. We are committed to strengthening our core safety and security business and we are prospering through synergistic alliances with our best-of-breed experts in their fields. The sane innovative, forward thinking spirit that drove Smith & Wesson in the beginning still inspires us today and we look to a future of continued leadership, quality and craftsmanship in products and services that enhance public safety, security and protection all over the world.
Smith & Wesson knives are engineered and manufactured according to this same company philosophy which is your assurance of complete satisfaction as the end user of their quality products.