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Smith and Wesson gun sales surge

Posted at 6:54 PM, Jun 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-14 18:54:26-04

In the middle of the national gun debate, firearm maker Smith and Wesson is reporting record sales this year.

Sales for the fiscal year 20-13 totaled $588 million, up 43% percent from the year before.

The company expects to report earnings of 44 cents per share, versus 27 cents in the same quarter last year.