And our stocks will go high ~ Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) ~ Sturm, Ruger & Co. ( RGR) ~ Vista Outdoors Inc. ( VSTO) ~ Olin Corp. ( OLN) Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger & Co, the two biggest US firearms manufacturers on the stock market, saw their share prices increase by 6.87 percent 8.50 percent, respectively, by the time the markets closed at 4 pm on Monday. Smith & Wesson sold a record $627 million worth of firearms last year. In the most recent quarter, sales soared by 61.5 percent, a rise CEO James Debney attributed to a “long-term trend toward personal protection.” And folks here we go again.,.......... Similar spikes in gun company stocks were seen after a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California and a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. The Sunday shooting prompted President Barack Obama to give a speech in which he reiterated his call for stricter regulations on firearms.