Gun Manufacturers in anti-gunner states (NY, CT, MD, MA, NJ, ...)

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    Question Gun Manufacturers in anti-gunner states (NY, CT, MD, MA, NJ, ...)

    Am wondering something. What are all of the "big-name" firearms manufacturers whose corporate offices and/or large-scale manufacturing operations reside in states (such as NY, CT, MD, MA, NJ, ...) that have fairly restrictive or outright hostile anti-gun statutes and postures towards firearms and manufacturers?

    • Beretta USA -- MD; considering plans to move elsewhere
    • Colt -- CT (corp); rumored to be considering plans to move elsewhere
    • Kahr / Desert Eagle -- NY; announced HQ move to PA
    • MagPul -- CO (not exactly in the same anti-gunner league as the rest, but tipping that way)
    • Mossberg -- CT; being courted by pro-gun states
    • PTR -- CT; moving to SC
    • Remington -- NC (corp, Freedom Arms); mfg in NY, but stated would move if NY got hostile
    • Savage -- MA; now owned by ATK (2013), so anything's possible
    • Seecamp -- CT
    • Smith-Wesson -- MA
    • Stag Arms -- CT; planning move elsewhere, possibly SC
    • Sturm-Ruger -- CT (corp), NH; announced new mfg plant in NC
    • ...?



    It'd be interesting to get a feel for the scale of operations ($$, taxes, jobs) that could impact these states, if all of them were to flee the anti-gunner states for more palatable surrounds.
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    They should all move to Tennessee, no income tax, low sales tax, cheap energy cost, good labor force and no stupid gun laws like where they are located now, no brainer, relocate to the volunteer state.
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    Kahr is moving to PA and Remington is looking to expand into, or move to Tennessee. Ruger and S&W were kind of sell outs to the Clinton machine, but both are under different ownership now. HiViz has packed up and left Colorado for greener pastures in Wyoming, but we're still waiting on the big move from Magpul who was very vocal about packing up and moving shop if the CO bans passed.

    I'm sure I'm leaving out a few others.

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    Beretta in MD.

    Played chicken with O'Malley and the dems and apparently lost their nerve....

    Response to Gov. O'Malley's signature of SB281 - Your Gun Rights

    I understand that to keep the M9 contract they have to have some stability in manufacturing, but they made a very public stance about moving if this legislation passed (it did) and now they appear to have backed off a bit.

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    I haven't tried to find out anything lately,they may have changed their minds,but Stag Arms said not to long ago, they would likely move to Texas or S.C.
    They may have changed their minds.The head dog didn't say it was absolute.

    I do know PTR IND said,when they moved here,they would help their employees relocate,if they chose to move.Good for them.We would be glad to have them,or any but i hate to see people lose their jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F350_6 View Post
    Ruger and S&W were kind of sell outs to the Clinton machine, but both are under different ownership now.
    Not Ruger. The Old Man has died, but the ownership remains the same as it did during the Clinton era - stockholders.
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    Ruger - NH
    Seecamp = CT
    Colt - CT
    Windham Arms - ME
    STAG Arms - CT
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    It'd be interesting to get a feel for the scale of operations ($$, taxes, jobs) that could impact these states, if all of them were to flee the anti-gunner states for more palatable surrounds.
    I think in the grand financial scheme of things, the move wouldn't be very much impact.
    It would be a political slap in the face to the politicians, though.
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    I would like to see what type of incentive package my little town could put together, I bet it would be pretty nice
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    It looks like CT would be hit the worst if all those places decided to move.

    Being in NH is good and VT right next door is even more gun friendly but we have a lot of states right next to us that downright suck

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    Kahr has a decent sized facility in MA.

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    We have enough closed auto factories in MI to accommodate every company on that list with a few more to go around. It would be nice to see a few come this way...
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