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On The Heels Of Mass Shooting, Stock For Gun Makers Rise

Mirroring patterns that have followed other mass shootings in the country, stocks in the gun industry significantly rose Monday, one day after the gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. jumped 3.5 percent Monday, American Outdoor Brands Corp., which owns Smith and Wesson, climbed 3.2 percent.

The shares were rising again Tuesday. Gun sales surged across the country in the weeks after past mass shootings, such as in Orlando, Fla., San Bernardino, Calif., or Newtown, Conn.