US Supreme Court rules in favour of gun rights

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US Supreme Court rules in favour of gun rights

The US Supreme Court established the right to carry firearms in New York, signalling a favorable outcome for the industry in the wake of recent mass shootings with calls for more restrictive gun control laws.

Smith Wesson Brands Inc. surged 9.6%, the most since June 2021, after the decision was made to strike down a New York law that required people to carry a handgun in public. Sturm Ruger Co. and Ammo Inc. advanced 4.3% each, while Vista Outdoor Inc. gained 2.9%.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul weighed in on the decision, calling the ruling frightening and saying it takes away the right to protect citizens. The decision was the largest gun-rights decision of the court in more than a decade.

More than 30 people died at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, and an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, after recent mass shootings. The Senate is moving toward approving new gun-safety measures in response to the killings.

Stocks tied to weapons and ammunition manufacturers are usually bought individually because there are few indexes and exchange-traded funds that hold them as a group, and many institutions are restricted from buying them. Large federal contractors like Northrop Grumman Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., and Raytheon Technologies Corp. are held by the funds that specialize in munitions in the majority of cases.

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