American gun manufacturers saw their stock prices surge Wednesday afternoon as a group of Trump supporters stormed into the US Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Shares of Smith & Wesson Brands, Sturm, Ruger and Vista Outdoors began rising Wednesday as Democrats secured both seats in the Georgia Senate runoff.
The firearms stocks continued to surge as a mob invaded Capitol Hill and Washington went on lockdown.
Gun makers Smith & Wesson jumped 18%, while Ruger ended the day up 12% at the market close Wednesday.
Vista Outdoor, which makes ammunition and other products, rose more than 15%.