If you work at the McPaper and are ever at a loss for article ideas, you always have a sure thing with guns. Their latest evergreen revelation: President Obama and his civilian disarmament push have been…wait for it…good for gun sales! Who knew? What a rush it must be to break news no one else had any idea about. Of course, that’s only the hook for working in some info from Smith’s and Ruger’s latest earnings release. “In late April, Sturm Ruger (RGR) reported first-quarter results that exceeded targets. Net sales for the largest publicly traded gun manufacturer surged 39% to $155.9 million, compared to $112.3 million a year earlier.” Judging solely by the traffic in the Ruger booth in Houston, there’s still some upside potential in those numbers. USA Today’s next revelation: the NRA will continue to fight for gun rights. I smell a Pulitzer.