Being ever curious, are there any firearms companies that are traded publicly? My brief survey of U.S. companies seems to indicate that they are all privately-owned. Has this always been the case, and are things different with European gun manufacturers?
Bringing a company public is a good way of raising R&D capital, and domestic innovation in firearms has been kinda dismal since Eugene Stoner. All the cool toys are made in Germany these days. :D
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April 17, 2003, 01:26 AM
Ruger trades on NYSE as RGR, S&W's holding company trades on AMEX as SWB. There are probably others.