No Changes to What Ruger Makes and Sells to Law Abiding Citizens, Despite Shareholder Proposal

Editors Note: The following is a statement from Sturm Ruger & Co.

Please understand that Ruger was obligated by applicable law to include a shareholder’s activist resolution with its proxy materials for a shareholder vote. With its passage, the proposal requires Ruger to prepare a report. That’s it. A report. What the proposal does not do . . . and cannot do . . . is force us to change our business, which is lawful and constitutionally protected. What it does not do . . . and cannot do . . . is force us to adopt misguided principles created by groups who do not own guns, know nothing about our business, and frankly would rather see us out of business. As our CEO explained, “we are Americans who work together to produce rugged, reliable, innovative and affordable firearms for responsible citizens. We are staunch supporters of the Second Amendment not because we make firearms, but because we cherish the rights conferred by it. We understand the importance of those rights and, as importantly, recognize that allowing our constitutionally protected freedoms to be eroded for the sake of political expediency is the wrong approach for our Company, for our industry, for our customers, and for our country. We are arms makers for responsible citizens and I want to assure our long-term shareholders and loyal customers that we have no intention of changing that.”

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  • JOHN J Pellegrino November 17, 2019, 12:21 pm

    “Gun Violence” is a term coined by liberals, but the way I see it the term should be “Government Violence” because who stands to gain the most by the outlawing and collection of Guns? History, good and plain old History show it plain enough. After the Guns are collected, the people and the sheeple get slaughtered. The Deep State is behind what they call Gun Violence because they want total control of this country, to turn it into a totally controlled police state where citizens will not be allowed weapons, and that probably includes knives, screw drivers, axes, and maybe chainsaws or whatever the “blue Dog” liberals are afraid of at any particular time. One ruthless school shooting in Britain convinced the Brits on Gun collection and the school shooting STOPPED. There have been more than just school shootings here as you know because school shooting alone were not getting the Guns collected. I could add a lot more here, together we could write a book on this, but I will say one more thing: If we the citizens ever let this happen, all the Blue Dogs will in the big plastic Coffins also. “Live Free or Die” still applies.

  • Charles Kimberl May 12, 2018, 8:42 am

    I love Ruger and always have. I will absolutely buy another Ruger gun this coming week. Good they have resolve.

    • LJ May 12, 2018, 11:34 am

      Not trying to be sour grapes here, but I did the exact same thing and just went out and bought a brand new in the box 6822 Scout Gun because I’ve been a Ruger fan and collector since I bought my first in 1977 – and felt sorry for them.

      What I discovered when I took it to the range the other day was a rifle with such a rough and poorly fitted bolt that it’ll hardly cycle and binds up making it practically useless. Also had a half dozen misfires using 7 different brands of .308 & NATO rounds, which it’s suppose to digest.

      So now I have the added expense, and my valued time, sending a brand new $1000 rifle back to the factory to repair something it should have been discovered by their quality assurance inspectors before it ever left the factory.

      I also have two of their Mark IV’s to send in due to recalls. So I don’t share the same warm fuzzy feeling about Ruger right now. I sure miss Bill Sr. …

  • FirstStateMark May 11, 2018, 7:05 pm

    I have always loved Ruger and their handguns. I’m not much for rifles but that’s just me. Ruger need not change a fu**ing thing to please these ass hole investors who want change. Long live Ruger and their workhorse firearms. Quality, reliability and affordability. Made in the USA.

  • slotiac May 11, 2018, 4:01 pm

    Ruger can do what it wants; it’s a free (so far) capitalist nation. If anti-gun shareholders don’t like it, they should sell out and buy shares in Disney or similar.
    Manufacturers inevitably respond to customers’ demands, or go out of business; Ruger is no different. Critics are hell-bent to strip the 2nd Amendment; not gonna happen, short of the 2nd American Revolution.

  • Tangledwood May 11, 2018, 11:46 am

    Communication is good, capitulation bad. The parent or guardian guides the newbe, distortion comes from the lack of mature, creative, and intelligent design. All have not received equal command of their capacity to live and let live. Defending one’s rights under the rule of law must include the tools of contemporary war between combatants. Placing food on the table when the store shelves are bare is quicker and easier when the prey believes all is well. Life is good in the slow lane. Do into others as ye would have them do unto ish.

  • RGE May 11, 2018, 10:51 am

    My take? If you don’t like guns, why the f(<k are you investing in a gun company? Here's the offer, let's buy the stock from these dissenters and they can go invest in some other company, like one that sells posters featuring puppies and kittens and rainbows, and Karl Marx on them.

  • John May 11, 2018, 9:22 am

    Sturm Ruger’s statement is a load of bull. Won’t change their business? They abandoned California firearms owners!

    • John L May 11, 2018, 2:55 pm

      California gun owners abandoned themselves. Try joining a 2A group and practicing a little self help rather than blaming others.

  • Dean H. May 11, 2018, 6:04 am

    I live in the state who’s state motto is “Live Free or Die” . This is stamped on my number plates on my truck.
    They will take my guns “FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS” . You know who said this !!
    DH in NH.

    • Luke May 11, 2018, 9:05 am

      Charlton Heston.

      Haven’t heard much from New Hampshire politicians lately. What’s happening there?

  • Brian Carter May 11, 2018, 3:41 am

    One should never compromise nor back down when it comes to freedom. The truth is we took these freedoms by force from the British with firearms. Freedom isn’t given it’s taken by any means necessary. There is no need for a discussion by law abiding citizens. If the anti-gun people want to have a discussion about gun violence they should have it with the people committing gun crimes/violence. Not law abiding citizens who have done nothing wrong.

    Truth is I’d like to say I’d like to see how that turns out but history has already proven that it wouldn’t end well for the anti-gun.

  • Sam Ting May 10, 2018, 12:51 pm

    Natural Rights comes from being a Free Man, Cannot be a Free Man without right to self-defense, which means right to weapons equal to or better than the enemy’s.

    There are more than enough studies already done, like the one the CDC wouldn’t publish showing that firearms stop or prevent 2.5 million crimes a year. So how many additional crimes do you want?

    The Constitution only grants Rights, Responsibilities, and Limitations on the Government (Limitations as is Bill of Rights).

  • Blue Dog May 10, 2018, 11:12 am

    I don’t see the harm that a simple study could have, especially where public safety is concerned, unless you are scared of what the results might be. Which is more dangerous – the question or the answer?

    The more I think about it, the more it seems like this would be a good thing. If a firearm manufacturer is involved in making the report, then we in the firearms community can have some input in the conversation about gun violence and our side will get the chance to participate that we as a community have been so reluctant to engage with. Maybe some more pro-gun groups should be forced to do studies and reports like this! These are not calamities or burdens; they are opportunities. If we don’t compromise, if we just shut down and don’t pursue a seat at the table, then we will get what we are given by our opponents. We as a community should want the chance to have input in what may come.

    • Red Elephant May 11, 2018, 6:27 am

      You’re either a fool or a troll.

    • Jay May 11, 2018, 9:29 am

      Blue dog every time you make a comment on here it only proves your idiocy! Worse each time you troll! To compromise Freedoms for those who only get along with someone if they agree, is like putting your house on a foundation made of sand! Compromise is for two fools putting off the inevitable! If you want to compromise Freedom, you are deserving of none!

    • joefoam May 11, 2018, 9:58 am

      Blue dog- reports and studies have been done for decades by pro gun groups and government agencies and they all come up with the same conclusions. More guns don’t mean more violence, in fact the opposite is true. Do a little research. The NRA and other pro gun groups have been trying to get that message out for decades as well, but the liberal media will not actively disseminate the information as it doesn’t fit their narrative.

  • CountryLogic May 10, 2018, 6:51 am

    The 2nd doesn’t “confer” anything Ruger. It affirns a God given right.

    • Don May 10, 2018, 10:50 am

      It doesn’t affirm anything. It PROTECTS a god given right by stating clearly, the government SHALL NOT pass laws that limit these rights. Unfortunately, our rulers have seen fit to interpret this as meaning other than it does.

    • D Hannan May 13, 2019, 8:00 am

      The constitution didn’t confer anything. It’s a negative document written in positive terms to make it more palatable. The day before it was written there were no laws, so everyone had the freedom to do anything. As soon as it was written, those freedoms were limited to what it allowed. Since 2A is one of the few freedoms it allows we’d better malt the effort to keep it.

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