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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Gunmaker Stocks Rise after Mass Shootings

Jun 6, 2022

After an 18-year-old killed 21 people in Uvalde on May 24, the stock prices of big gunmakers shot up. By the end of May, Smith and Wesson stocks were up 12% compared to the day before the shooting.

This government is unlikely to do anything to rein in these highly profitable companies, no matter how many people are killed with their products. Just the opposite—gun sales tend to spike after mass shootings. Knowing all this, investors poured money into these companies.

For the parasitical capitalist class that runs this society, even the mass murder of children is a chance to make a buck.