Gun sales expected to rise after Obama's re-election

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 1:57 p.m. MST

Adam Henderson shops for a rifle at Guns and Leather, a firearms store and shooting range, in Greenbrier, Tenn. in 2009. Gun sales are expected to rise on the heels of Barack Obama's re-election Tuesday.

Josh Anderson, Associated Press

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Now that the election is over and Obama is re-elected, voters are apparently expected to stock up on firearms.

Stocks plunged on news of President Barack Obama’s re-election, dropping the Dow by 245 points in the first hour of trading, according to a recent article.

But gun manufacturers have managed to avoid the drop.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., a firearms manufacturer, saw its stocks jump 10.8 percent to $10.48 per share in morning trading on Wednesday, according to the L.A. Times.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. also saw a 6.4 percent rise to $47.48 per share, which is a 39 percent increase since the beginning of 2012.

Consumers are expected to stock up on guns now that Obama has been re-elected, according to the LA Times.

No, it’s not because of anger. It’s because Obama has promised stricter gun restrictions during one of his presidential debates.

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