Actions Have Consequences: Gun Legislation Edition
April 29, 2013 2 Comments
You know, businesses are kind of funny, they really like to be a respected member of their communities, it’s not absolutely necessary but it sure makes life easier. I can tell you from experience that it’s no fun at all to work your butt off building a company to have the state and local government demonize what you’re doing. Especially since you are likely paying a million dollars + into the local economy, your employees, your suppliers, the people that help you as contractors and all the rest, plus of course all the taxes a business pays. You would think a city would be grateful, and in truth, most are.
But I guess if your a gun grabbing librul it’s better to get more people on welfare than to have people work for such a firm as Magpull, or Colt Competition, or Mossberg.
Least it looks that way, these firms are all looking (or have found) a new home, where people will respect them for what they do-and do superbly well.
Was this what Colorado and Connecticut had in mind? I doubt it but I also strongly doubt they had any intention of thinking through this or any other problem, our lords and master haven’t tried doing that in years. That’s a good deal of why the country is so screwed up.
From The Firewall
In Connecticut, the exodus has already begun. The first gunmaker to pack up and leave is Bristol-based PTR Industries, which announced earlier this month via Facebook that it would be taking its 40 jobs and $50,000 weekly payroll to another state.
“With a heavy heart but a clear mind, we have been forced to decide that our business can no longer survive in Connecticut – the former Constitution state,” PTR said in a statement earlier this month.
AR-15 manufacturer Stag Arms could soon follow suit along with Colt Competition and Mossberg & Sons.
In Connecticut alone, the gun making business employs 3,000 state workers and generates about $1.75 billion in annual taxable revenues. Some say the gun industry’s sprint to move out of state will be a sizeable hit to the state’s economy.
Continue reading Colorado, Connecticut Chase Out Gun Manufacturers.
They would surely be welcome here, we like jobs, guns too
- ‘Insane’ crowds as customers flood Connecticut gun stores before vote (usnews.nbcnews.com)
- Colt Moves Its AR-15 Plant To Texas Over Gun Control Laws (thedailysheeple.com)
- Guns Company Leaves Connecticut, Calls For Industry To ‘Abandon This State’ (personalliberty.com)
- Hartford Courant On The AR-15 And CT’s Gun Companies (onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com)
- Gun Manufacturer Threatens to Leave Connecticut After People Are Mean to Him Because of Sandy Hook (gawker.com)
- Stag Arms Leaving Connecticut … Two Other Companies Considering Move (youviewed.com)
- Colorado town considers requiring AK-47s and AR-15s in every home (rawstory.com)
- Magpul: If Hickenlooper signs gun-control bill, we’re outta here (hotair.com)