John Haughey over at OutdoorLife’s Blog has an interesting article on the SHOT show round up of Smith & Wesson lawbreakers.
The article is surprisingly sympathetic. As you know from my post The Smith & Wesson indictment irony I hardly share John’s sympathy.
From my point of view, what happened at S&W was pure greed. After a blockbuster year thanks to Obama, they still needed more money, and were willing breaking the law to get more of it. Without personally knowing the inner workings of S&W, I can say with confidence that they have numerous lawyers, all of which would know better then to say bribery would be a good thing for the company.
I do agree with John on the ridiculousness of the following:
“Let’s see, at $75,000 a year, it’s $6,250 a month per agent,” he calculates. “$6250 x 30 months = $187,500 per agent. $187,500 x 250 agents = $46,875,000 to arrest 22 people.”
Voila! That’s $46.875 million of your tax money to arrest 22 people, or more than $2.1 million each.
If FBI agents really do make $75k /year and all 250 of them were working solely on this sting, then that is a crazy amount of money. It would definitely work out to much more than $2.1 million if you factored in expenses besides just their salaries.
I’ll take this opportunity to make the same joke as I did in my last post:
If you are sympathetic towards S&W, buy some handcuffs – HERE :P
Reuters coverage of the S&W SHOT show incident – HERE
Hat Tip: SayUncle