(ABCNEWS.GO) — If you thought that gun makers might have suffered in the year following the Newtown massacre, you'd be wrong. Their business briefly plunged. But it has since rebounded now to levels higher than before Dec. 14 tragedy.
At leading gun makers, sales, share price and profits are up.
At Freedom Group, makers of the Bushmaster rifle that was used in the Newtown shootings, net sales for the most recent quarter, ended September 29, were a little over $347 million, up from $238 million a year before. Net income exceeded $31 million, up from $16 million the year before. Freedom Group is not a publicly traded company. Performance figures came from financial disclosures made pursuant to the trading of its debt.
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