Trend following mass shootings continues, gun company stocks up

NEW YORK (AP) The trend continues. Stocks in gun makers rise following mass shootings. Stocks in Sturm, Ruger & Co, and the company that owns Smith and Wesson , rose nearly six percent yesterday and today.

Gun sales surged across the country in the weeks after the shootings in Orlando Florida, San Bernadino California, and Newtown Connecticut.

Some of the purchases were likely by people looking for more protection, but others were customers worried that tougher gun laws could be on the way.