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Shares of gun maker Smith & Wesson tumble after Connecticut shooting
Shares of gun maker Smith & Wesson tumble after Connecticut shooting

Stock prices of gun makers have tumbled on Wall Street amid a surge in discussion about gun control in the aftermath of the devastating shooting at a Connecticut elementary school last week. Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. fell as much as 5% on Monday after sinking more than 4% on Friday – the day that Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children. Sturm Ruger & Co., another firearm maker, saw its stock price fall nearly 3% on Monday after dropping more than 4% on Friday. The companies’ websites have stayed mum about the shooting. Most firearm manufacturers -- such as Browning and Winchester maker Herstal...

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