Teachers’ Pension Fund Sells Stock In Gun, Ammo Companies

NEW YORK (AP) - The pension fund for New York City schoolteachers has sold its stock in companies that make guns and ammunition, city Comptroller John Liu said Friday.

Lieu said move came after a thorough review of the fund's exposure to such investments.

Teachers union head Michael Mulgrew said selling the stock was "the right thing to do" after the school shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn.

Similar reviews of gun-industry holdings are under way at pension funds across the country since the massacre.

Liu said the $46.6 billion New York City Teachers' Retirement System is the largest pension fund to sell its gun industry holdings so far.

The fund had a total of $13.5 million invested in five gun makers including Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. and Sturm, Ruger & Co.


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