(Corrects to make clear holdings are in index fund)
Jan 15 New York state's $150 billion public
pension fund will stop buying shares of publicly-traded firearms
manufacturers, including Sturm Ruger & Company Inc, New York
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said on Tuesday.
The state pension fund has holdings, in an index fund, of
45,325 shares of Sturm Ruger valued at about $2.2 million, he
said in a statement.
Public pension funds have been examining and in some cases
divesting their firearms holdings in the wake of the deadly
Connecticut grade-school shooting in December.
(Reporting by Hilary Russ; Editing by Claudia Parsons)