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Colt shuts plant, workers talk to Conn. lawmakers
Yahoo news ^ | 3/15/2013 | Susan Haigh

Posted on 03/16/2013 9:15:27 AM PDT by rktman

The president of one of the nation's oldest gun manufacturers closed down his Connecticut factory Thursday morning and bused 400 of his workers to the state Capitol so they could personally urge lawmakers not to pass gun control legislation that they say could risk their livelihoods.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: firearms; manufacturers
One word: RELOCATE!
1 posted on 03/16/2013 9:15:27 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

If you do not work for the king - the king cares not what you think.


2 posted on 03/16/2013 9:20:51 AM PDT by edcoil (Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
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To: edcoil

Ewwww! Stinky blue-collar workers!!!


3 posted on 03/16/2013 9:24:46 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: rktman
One word: RELOCATE!
yulp!, heard that real America (the non-squishy states)...
would probably WELCOME their mfg. plant / trained & valued
employees to their state...Sayonara!!!!!, You Stinkin' Liberals....

4 posted on 03/16/2013 9:44:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: rktman

Colt...and other manufacturers have been in that area for nearly 200 years. It’s not that easy. These antigun nuts are getting away with murder based on agenda and emotion. It makes me sick.


5 posted on 03/16/2013 9:50:33 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: rktman

All of the arms manufacturers will eventually have to move to more gun-friendly states. It’s odd how of the old North is both disarming itself and sending all its manufacturing capability elsewhere.


6 posted on 03/16/2013 9:53:03 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: rktman

We would love to have Colt in the small Idaho town where I live...plus, they could open a door and do their test-firing.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 10:00:35 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: rktman

Cumming GA is home to Steyr and Walther, with Glock not far. Come join us in a free state, Colt!


8 posted on 03/16/2013 10:00:55 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: rktman

I have a couple of Colt Rifles. A cherry SP1 made in 1971, and an LE6920 made in 2010. I also have a 1911A1 US Army from 1943, and a Colt 1911 commerative WWI issue.

I won’t buy another from them, or Springfield, Smith and Wesson, Beretta, or whomever if they stay in a state that limits the magazine sizes and bans what they call ‘assault weapons.


9 posted on 03/16/2013 10:05:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SueRae

To further add to the “slap in the face”, this area of the country is where it all started. Where our freedoms originated. Sorry, sad state of affairs. But with radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbags in charge, that’s what you get. My whole familiy’s roots are in the Hudson Valley from before there was a USA or even a state of New York. Lucky for me that my dad left the area when he joined the Navy so I don’t have any commitment to that region of the country anymore other than family history. I’m sure my ancestors are spinning in their graves at what has become of their dream.


10 posted on 03/16/2013 10:11:35 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Gaffer

Roger that! Oh, and, nice guns. Sadly, any that I may have had were possibly destroyed when Mt. Pinatubo erupted. Wherever it is. Maybe it was Mt. St. Helens..........


11 posted on 03/16/2013 10:14:42 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: rktman
I'll bet that virtually all of the old-line weapon and ammuntion company workers in the N.E. are diehard union employees. The likelihood of them relocating out of there is slim to none. For these people, self preservation trumps national politics.
12 posted on 03/16/2013 10:35:25 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: rktman

The only way to greatly reduce gun (or any other) violence is to get rid of the people most likely to commit that violence.

Unfortunately, to advocate such action brings out the 52 card deck of race cards.


13 posted on 03/16/2013 10:41:41 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: factoryrat

Being where they are, you are probably correct in assuming they are union “workers”. Looks like a good time for these plants to relocate (if it’s possible) to right to work locations and let the whiners moan and complain. Understand it’s not quite as easy as that but if they are facing possible boycotts from buyers it’s their choice. I’ve been in and out of unions and supervised union “workers”. I have NO use for unions in today’s world.


14 posted on 03/16/2013 10:43:01 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Wurlitzer

Or possibly a “shoe” from a 5 deck black jack game.


15 posted on 03/16/2013 10:44:13 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: rktman

I was thinking just the same thoughts yesterday. The cradle of liberty, the place where it all started, where the Tea Party started, where the original “Committees of Correspondence” began, where the first stirrings of freedom and the “Shots heard round the world” happened, this region of New England is now the home of compliance, Nanny State Liberalism and Nouveau Torryism, with a majority of its residents willing to wear the yoke of oppression without complaint.

Watching the movie “April Morning” on Netflix should be required for all Americans, especially for those in regions of the country in which whose residents have forgotten about the courage of our ancestors.


16 posted on 03/16/2013 11:14:54 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: null and void
Dingy Harry Reid smells 'em coming every summer, to the Capitol Building. He buys-in tractor trailer loads.


17 posted on 03/16/2013 11:29:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The Greatest Power The Corrupt, Criminal US Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: rktman
Historically, Colt has had its problems. Connecticut-based gun manufacturers like Stag Arms, Colt, Ruger, and Mossberg generate approximately $1.7 billion in revenue and create approximately 3,000 jobs for the state.

At this point, we're in such a fiscal mess, I don't care if they are union jobs or not. They are jobs. It's sad, no, more like a Shakespearean tragedy. And it has been that way for a long time.

Emperor Dannel P. Malloy has said if the assault weapons ban were to be expanded, gun manufacturers would still be able to sell weapons that are illegal to sell in Connecticut outside of Connecticut.

"I don't want them to leave," Malloy said on Wednesday. "As long as they are manufacturing a product that can be legally consumed or purchased in the nation they are welcome to stay in our state." WTF?

*Sigh*...manufacturing in good old Connecticut is disapperaing fast. Pratt used to be our largest emplyer...now it's the casinos. *Sigh.*

Please pray for us.


18 posted on 03/16/2013 11:31:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

I sympathize with these Colt employees wanting to save their jobs, but their demonstration should also be directed at the unconstitutional laws that have been passed and are now being proposed in their state assembly. Like I said in my earlier post, they all should watch the movie “April Morning” on Netflix and perhaps they would be reminded our forefathers’ courage in the defense of our/their Natural rights. The 2nd Amendment protects all other rights of the people. New Englanders must revive the spark of liberty. Now, we would be a good time to remember that.


19 posted on 03/16/2013 11:51:04 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

sic...now would be a good time to remember that.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 11:51:56 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

I don’t disagree with you.

My forefathers built this state through farming and firarms manufacturing and died for the Constitution and what it [used to] stand for. Family ties are the only reason why I am still here.

Whatever time I have left will be spent fighting for God-given rights of my grandchildren. My ancestors would have been shooting by now.


21 posted on 03/16/2013 1:03:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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