No one should be surprised that Sturm, Ruger & Co. reported record sales for the first three months of 2013. Even before the Newtown tragedy, in early 2012, the Fairfield-based gunmaker had to halt new sales for a few weeks just to keep up with the crush of orders.
Now Sturm, Ruger -- which has its head office in Connecticut but no production -- says it's looking for a third factory location. Sales jumped 39 percent from an already great level, to $156 million, with a net profit of $24 million.
Don't look for the company to join Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's Next Five program.
And with firearms profits as high as they are, we're left wondering why Stephen Feinberg, founder...