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So, Colt, Mossberg, Marlin, and Ruger, are you going to stay in Connecticut? (Vanity)
4-2-2013 | Vanity

Posted on 04/02/2013 7:23:55 AM PDT by servo1969

Connecticut pols strike deal to expand assault-weapons ban, restrict high-capacity magazines

"Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday which would include a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead. The proposal includes new registration requirements for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets.

The package also creates what lawmakers said is the nation's first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry, creates a new "ammunition eligibility certificate," imposes immediate universal background checks for all firearms sales, and extends the state's assault weapons ban to 100 new types of firearms and requires that a weapon have only one of several features in order to be banned.

The newly banned weapons could no longer be bought or sold in Connecticut, and those legally owned already would have to be registered with the state, just like the high-capacity magazines."

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So, Colt Manufacturing Company, are you going to stay in Connecticut?


How about you, Mossberg & Sons?

And you, Sturm, Ruger & Co.?

And what about you, Marlin Firearms?

Our loyalty as customers has been multi-generational.
We love your guns. Our fathers and grandfathers loved your guns.
Sadly, your home state now says it is against the law for us to buy many if not most of your products.
We must register our weapons. Anyone who refuses will be declared a criminal.
On top of that, we will now need their permission to buy ammo for the ones they allow us to keep.
The boot on our necks grows heavier by the day and it's becoming difficult to breathe.
What will be your response to our plight?
Will you continue to reward Connecticut's economy with your taxes and jobs?



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: awb; ban; banglist; colt; connecticut; guncontrol; gunrights; guns; marlin; mossberg; rkba; ruger; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/02/2013 7:23:55 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

This will be interesting to watch. Colt now cannot manufacture or sell normal mags, and will they register the ones they have in inventory they cannot sell? Will CT allow their sale across state lines?


2 posted on 04/02/2013 7:32:09 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: servo1969

“So, Colt, Mossberg, Marlin, and Ruger, are you going to stay in Connecticut? (Vanity)”

Perhaps better would be:

So, American citizens with any amount of self-respect, are you going to stay in Connecticut? (Vanity)


3 posted on 04/02/2013 7:33:17 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: servo1969

Go ahead CT listen to Soetoro and the rest of the libtards.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 7:34:26 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: servo1969

I will be leaving Ct with the gun makers


5 posted on 04/02/2013 7:35:47 AM PDT by y6162
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To: I cannot think of a name

Connecticut is a small State. Should be too hard to drive across the border and buy ammo.

But why would anyone want to live in such a repressive State.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 7:36:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: servo1969

I’m thinking that opening up an ammo store as close to the Connecticut state line would be most profitable.

I can see the lines of cars that just happen to be using that road...each and every day.

Keep it up, liberals, I’ll enjoy sitting back and watching when folks get fed up with your idiocy and do what fed up folks do.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 7:36:12 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: servo1969
" So, Colt Manufacturing Company, are you going to stay in Connecticut? "

Yes, most assuredly. Big DOD contracts at stake, you know.

8 posted on 04/02/2013 7:37:27 AM PDT by OKSooner ("Can ah git me a huntin' licen' here?")
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To: OKSooner

Why spend millions of dollars to relocate just to have the feds come after you with the same rules that would make a business relocate in the first place? The gubmit relationship to American business is now like a Tonya Harding who can’t be arrested.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 7:43:27 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Da Coyote

Good idea, unless you consider CT is bordered by NY and MA. Not sure where RI (the other border state) factors in. I left CT in 1981, myself. Beautiful place, nice folks, too bad about the local government.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 7:45:33 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Da Coyote
I’m thinking that opening up an ammo store as close to the Connecticut state line would be most profitable.

Yeah, but with New York on one border and Massachusetts on the other, how? I don't see Rhode Island as a hotbed of gun rights advocacy, either...

11 posted on 04/02/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: OKSooner

“Big DOD contracts at stake, you know. “

The consumer boycott against S&W made them cry. Does Marlin and Mossberg get enough government contracts to survive a protest boycott?


12 posted on 04/02/2013 7:49:02 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Venturer

“Dangerous Weapons Registry”? WTF? Guess you best get busy collecting the SN’s off your chain saws, nail guns, recip saws, and just about anything else that is “dangerous”. And lets not forget one of the biggest accidents waiting to happen. Swimming pools. And here I thought we had reached the height of dumb assedness. Dumb asses (aka: radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbag socialists) always seem to be able to raise that bar don’t they?


13 posted on 04/02/2013 7:50:08 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: servo1969

They need to move south:

-Right to work states
-People who are willing to work for $10/hour and consider it good wages.
-Gun ownership is still legal and acceptable.

NC needs jobs. Come on down.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 7:50:36 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: servo1969

Conn has been my home for about 30 of my 43 years. I like much about the state, except the politics.

I think Colt, Sturm-Ruger, Mossberg, Marlin and myself ought to move the heck out. So sick of these idiots around me.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 7:50:52 AM PDT by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: servo1969

Oh good, this will ASSURE there will never be another gun death in Connecticut......(if you don’t know this is sarcasm I’m so sorry for you)


16 posted on 04/02/2013 7:54:27 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: GenXteacher

I believe that Ruger only has corporate offices remaining in Connecticut. Their manufacturing is in Prescott, AZ.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 8:01:32 AM PDT by boilerfan (Hoosier born, Boilermaker educated!)
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To: servo1969
I'm not sure about the company's official HQ, but Marlin's production is in NY now, alongside Remington. Reportedly, the quality of the lever guns has suffered as a result.

Of course, New York gunmakers could be asked the same questions. I see no reason to put money in the coffers of anti-gun states through corporate taxes.

18 posted on 04/02/2013 8:06:25 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: servo1969

The CIvil War between the gun states and the no-gun states will be pretty one-sided.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 8:14:24 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: DBrow
Pffft. For cryin' out loud, there ain't gonna be no "protest boycott".

People are gonna continue buying their choices in firearms while they still have the chance. Nobody's going to make the choice to punish any of the firearms makers you mention over the stupidity of a bunch of yankee politicians.

If anything, Colt, Ruger, et al will just move their manufacture of standard capacity magazines somewhere else, or they'll just outsource that part of the business.

20 posted on 04/02/2013 8:19:29 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: y6162

Left Connecticut to serve in military and see the world. After 40 years, no reason to return. They turned my Danbury Fair into a lousy mall. No more Saturday night stock car races.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT by Tugo (Stand firm in the Faith.. HE LIVES!!)
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To: boilerfan
#17 I believe that Ruger only has corporate offices remaining in Connecticut. Their manufacturing is in Prescott, AZ.

Then, to my mind, they have even less excuse to stay if they're not moving any machinery.
22 posted on 04/02/2013 8:21:07 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Charles Martel

Not only would they find a cheaper labor force if they moved south, they would find thousands of people who know and love and respect firearms, and as a result, quality would be high. If they locate near a major military base like Ft. Benning or Parris Island they could tap into the retired military job pool as well.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 8:23:23 AM PDT by yawningotter
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To: servo1969

http://articles.courant.com/2011-04-01/business/hc-marlin-firearms-20110401_1_john-m-marlin-frank-kenna-remington-arms

Marlin has closed their doors.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT by Earl43P
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To: Da Coyote

they are doing just that in western ny


25 posted on 04/02/2013 8:45:57 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Earl43P

#24

Glad to hear it.

Sad for the workers but happy for the country.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 8:48:55 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Earl43P

Read the article, which seems to imply that this was a business decision a long time in coming. The article mentioned closing a plant back in 2010. Maybe the business owners saw things coming down the road and decided to move out a little at a time. What do you think?


27 posted on 04/02/2013 8:58:34 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: servo1969

“Marlin’s production is in NY now, alongside Remington. Reportedly, the quality of the lever guns has suffered as a result. “

Who could possibly have predicted THAT?/s


28 posted on 04/02/2013 9:00:38 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: DBrow

I’m sure that Colt, willing to sell the hangman the rope that will be used to kill them, will gladly sell all of those evil 30 round magazines to DoD and DHS.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 9:03:51 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: Earl43P

That happened in 2011

“Marlin has closed their doors.”


30 posted on 04/02/2013 9:22:36 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: servo1969
I don't hear anybody yelling from the rooftops “ Do you believe that the gangs in our major cities will register their guns? or limit their clip sizes? Or even care if there are new gun restrictions?”
Who's telling the American people that!
31 posted on 04/02/2013 9:35:24 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: servo1969

Mossberg’s CEO made a lot of people angry over past two weeks. They shut down comments on their Facebook page referring to his statement regarding the NRA. I don’t expect too much out of them anytime soon.


32 posted on 04/02/2013 10:15:44 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: GenXteacher

NC has been infiltrated by libs, just like Colorado.

They would be safer choosing SC, a right to work state firmly in Republican control.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 10:18:08 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: rktman

I a still waiting for the law that you have to wear a life jacket on the beach at Atlantic City or Ocean City Maryland.


34 posted on 04/02/2013 12:38:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: servo1969
Marlin Firearms Closes In North Haven, Ending 141 Years Of Manufacturing In Connecticut. Makes me proud of my Marlin Camp Carbine
35 posted on 04/02/2013 12:56:32 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma; servo1969

Sorry. Looks like my previous link was old news. Darn. Would be nice to see a major maker shaking the dust off their shoes in one of these socialist states for political reasons.


36 posted on 04/02/2013 1:04:46 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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