Tag Archive: Record Sales


‘Charlie Hebdo’ Post-Attack Issue Sells Out, eBay Bids Top $1,100

 

 

 

 

 

” What is being billed as “the survivors’ issue” of Charlie Hebdo will increase its record print run from 3 million to 5 million, distributor MLP said on Wednesday. Amid huge demand, copies of the issue also appeared on eBay in markets outside of France, with one auction on the U.K. version of the site reaching a price of more than $1,100.

  Across France there were lines as newsstands opened at 6 a.m. to get one of the historic issues, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad in cartoon form against a green background under the words “All Is Forgiven” and holding one of the now-ubiquitous “Je Suis Charlie” (“I Am Charlie”) signs on its cover.

  It had previously announced a 3 million print run.

  By 10 a.m., the issue was sold out across France, and the paper announced that an additional 2 million copies would be printed and delivered throughout the week, with an additional 1 million to be delivered to newsstands later in the day on Wednesday and an additional 500,000 each Thursday and Friday.

  The issue was designed to be on sale for eight weeks — though it’s expected not to last that long. The historic demand for the tiny satirical weekly follows the terrorist attack on its offices that killed 10 staff members and two police officers one week ago. The record 5 million print run is a huge jump from its typical weekly circulation of 60,000.”

 

The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March The Second Biggest Month For NICS Background Checks

 

 

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” March was the third biggest month for firearm background check numbers in the National Instant Criminal Background Check systems history, according to numbers release by the FBI. That number changes when data is adjusted, Guns.com reports.

  According to the data, across the country 2,488,842 total background checks were performed  in March 2014, which is up by about 200,000 from one year ago and by about 400,000 from February.

  Additionally, March 2014 had three of the 10 highest number of checks in a single day, and the first two weeks of the month ranked in the top 10 for highest weeks for gun background checks. “

However, if the raw number is adjusted by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases, it actually becomes the second highest March in NICS history, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s lobby. […] “

Thanks to the Free Beacon

Smith & Wesson Hits Record Sales

 

 

” Smith & Wesson finished its fiscal year with colossal profits as the demand for new firearms surges nationwide.

The storied firearms company released a yearly financial report Tuesday showing astronomical sales figures and a favorable future outlook.

Net sales for the recent fourth quarter were almost $180 million, an increase of over 37% from the same quarter last year.

For the full fiscal year, net sales reached over $587 million, an increase of over 42% compared to the previous year.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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” Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates.  In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America.  This was followed up by another record in December.  2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012 “

Brownells Sells 3.5 years’ Worth Of Magazines In 72 Hours

 

 

 

 

 

” In the face of possible legislation to restrict and possibly ban firearms and magazines over a certain capacity, waves of panic buyers have stripped shelves to the paint, at both retail and online gun stores.

A combination of demand and gouging has caused prices for rifle magazines and rifles, parts and accessories to more than double, with some vendors selling goods at five times what the average rate was just a few weeks ago.

Many online companies are selling magazines faster than their systems can handle, accepting orders for stock they don’t have and running out of stock mid-transaction.

Brownells spokesman Jason Corpus had this to say.”

” What The Left Won’t Tell You About The Boom In U.S. Gun Sales “

” As gun sales surged in early 2009 the going joke among employees of gun manufacturers was that President Barack Obama was the “greatest gun salesman of all time.” The trouble with this backhanded complement, however, is Left-
leaning news outlets have since used it to avoid something that really scares them.

   As ABC put it, Americans are buying more Glocks and Berettas simply because they fear “a
second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership.” Their reporting conveniently stops
right there. “

Hot Air Reports 

 

@dancathy just called me. #ChickFilA has already set a world record today, with 7 more hrs to go in the West. #OutOfChicken

— Rick Warren (@RickWarren) August 2, 2012

 

Not a word about today’s activities has been whispered on Chick-fil-A’s feed even though CFA has been trending on Twitter off and on all day. As noted in the earlier post, the suspicion is that the company’s lying low about what’s happening in order to extricate itself from the front line of the culture war, but I wonder if today’s outpouring will draw some sort of recognition tomorrow. If Dan Cathy’s willing to tout the numbers to Rick Warren, presumably an official acknowledgment and thank you is on the way.”

  And on the 7th day , we rest

” Chick-fil-A Inc., the Atlanta-based fast-food chain feuding with gay-rights advocates over some executives’ stance on marriage, has
served up two hidden billionaires.”

   One can’t argue with their business model .

” Chick-fil-A generated $492 million in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization on revenue of $1.12 billion in 2011, PrivCo said. It added that the
company’s 44 percent Ebitda margin was “virtually unheard of in the restaurant industry.

  The chain has the biggest sales per unit in fast-food, according to QSR Magazine. In 2011, the company generated gross sales of $
2.9 million per location, outpacing the average unit sales of runner-up McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) by $400,000, the magazine said
in its August 2012 issue. ”

  And they do it with 15% less operating hours .

  ” “It is a very impressive business story,” said Sam Hamadeh, CEO of PrivCo, in a telephone interview. “Whatever people think of the politics, when you look at how
we quantify the amount of money they are forgoing every year by being closed on Sundays, you have to respect that.” ”

  You have to respect people that put their faith ahead of their pocketbooks .

  Boycott away leftist haters . No matter what you do , the Cathys will sleep well .

   But we already knew that … at least those of us not burdened with partisan blunders .

   Now we have the FBI statistics to prove the point as Emily Miller
does in this article from the Washington Times .

    Be sure to read the last couple paragraphs to see further evidence of Obama’s job creation skills .

  “Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer.
The statistics show otherwise.

   Last week, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern. “