Gun Maker's Stock Doubles Bull Market Performance

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | March 21, 2013 | 4:28 PM EDT

The U.S. stock market is on a bull run, thanks in part to Ben Bernanke and the Fed's quantitative easing scheme.

While the broader market has experienced a 7.52 percent increase since the beginning of the year, gun maker Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. has more than doubled that performance.

On January 2 (the first trading day of the year), the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 13,412.55.  Today, the Dow closed at 14,421.49, a 7.52 percent increase.

Ruger (RGR) closed on January 2, 2013 at $45.88 per share.  At the closing bell today, Ruger ended at 53.06, a 15.65 percent increase.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) has also outperformed the market.

On the first trading day of this year, SWHC closed at $8.54 per share.  Today, the share priced ended at $9.49, an 11.12 percent increase.

As the left has aggressively pursued restrictions on guns, the firearms industry has seen a boom in business with a record number of Americans purchasing guns across the nation.

The share prices of gun makers have followed suit, reaping the benefits of the gun-control hysteria.

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