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Connecticut Governor Willing to Trade Jobs and Revenue for Gun Control
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2013 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 04/08/2013 8:09:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On April 4, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed 139 pages of gun control legislation into law, effectively telling the $1.7 billion gun industry that has called his state home for more than a century they are no longer welcome.

Speaking for Colt Manufacturing, which has been in Connecticut for 175 years, president and CEO Dennis Veilleux said, "At some point, if you can't sell your product then you can't run your business... You need customers to buy your products to stay in business."

Other prominent Connecticut-based gun companies include Mossberg, Ruger, and Stag Arms, all of which are being wooed to pull up stakes and move to gun-friendly states.

In addition to the annual $1.7 billion in revenue that Connecticut would lose if these companies left the state, they would also take approximately 3,000 jobs they provide for Connecticut citizens with them as well....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Connecticut; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; malloy; manufacturing; secondamendment
We sure do appreciate all those jobs, taxes and economic activity down here. Maybe everybody in Connecticut can start a blog and make money on Google adsense.
1 posted on 04/08/2013 8:09:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who needs to put food on the table when you can get by just as well by simply feeling morally superior?


2 posted on 04/08/2013 8:13:42 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Y’all come on down to Florida! The state is even shaped like a gun!


3 posted on 04/08/2013 8:17:13 PM PDT by aberaussie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s alright — take their guns AND jobs away.

Go hungry and grow destitute but don’t come to Texas and bitch, bitch, bitch.


4 posted on 04/08/2013 8:17:26 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet




"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 04/08/2013 8:17:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would be very surprised if any of the gun manufacturers move out. It would cost them a ton to pick up and move lock, stock and barrel. Probably way too much to make any such move viable. None of the four are near as small as say, Magpul with only about 150 employees. These guys are huge. Nope, I think they will be staying. I think the Connecticut government took that into consideration when they voted on theses laws.

That said, I hope to hell all four pull up and move to a friendlier state.

6 posted on 04/08/2013 8:24:59 PM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Tupelo

Colt, not sure. Stag seems much more likely to move as they are smaller.


7 posted on 04/08/2013 8:30:18 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Tupelo

Oh hell, it’s been done by FAR larger companies. They’d get enough tax incentives and other bennies from a couple dozen other states that this will be a no-brainer.

Yeah.....they’ll move. Let the drooling Yankees rot in their own feces and get OUT.


8 posted on 04/08/2013 8:31:59 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Tupelo

“I would be very surprised if any of the gun manufacturers move out.”

If they do not abandon these fascist slave states, boycott them. There are lots of choices out there and most are equal in quality to the big boys.

The libtards do this all the time. Time for us to do it too. DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!


9 posted on 04/08/2013 8:32:24 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not only will they move out - they’ll be rewarded for doing so. Gun buyers and patriots aren’t stupid, as the lame governor of Connecticut thinks.

MFR’s are “so” out of there!


10 posted on 04/08/2013 8:35:19 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Connecticut isn’t the only idiot state. Baretta is hauling ass from Maryland and taking 400 jobs with them.

We also got our gasoline taxes increased 83%, and same sex marriage.

Hope you all remember what an idiot O’Mally is when he makes his run for President.


11 posted on 04/08/2013 8:35:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: RightOnline

For those who don’t have the pleasure of living in CT, I have some insight. Obama has visited several time, including twice during the campaign and twice for Sandy Hook. Malloy is up in 2014. In 2010 he only “won” by 6k votes, after two extra hours of voting in heavily Dem Bridgeport.

Myself and some others have the feeling Malloy is proving himself to Obama to get a nice WH job in 2014, and is simply using CT to do it. Therefore, he doesn’t care what mess he leaves behind. He had to use a ECert to pass this monstrosity, despite his clam that he had 70-90% support for it.


12 posted on 04/08/2013 8:42:06 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Tupelo

Colt is moving their Colt Competition operation from Oregon to Texas.

I am making no predictions, but I will be surprised if at least 1 of them does not move to Texas.

They will make more money here, have less hassle doing business, have better banks to work with, pay no State Income Tax. And Texans are die hard gun lovers.

Win/Win


13 posted on 04/08/2013 8:42:34 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: ConorMacNessa

Excellent!


14 posted on 04/08/2013 8:47:24 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Not just gun companies. Oregon is business unfriendly.
Our democrats are more communist than yours. Or maybe not, we just have more of them.


15 posted on 04/08/2013 8:52:36 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And to think, 150 years ago national exhibitions were held to honor the latest inventiveness of the gun manufacturers.


16 posted on 04/08/2013 8:54:02 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals (er, progressives) generally are willing to die rather than give up being liberals, and they are happy to kill off every other human to keep it that way.


17 posted on 04/08/2013 8:54:14 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Cold Heart

All ComDems are evil.

All forms of Totalitarianism is EVIL. (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism, Fascism (yes it is leftist) and dictatorship.)


18 posted on 04/08/2013 8:54:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

All ComDems are evil.

All forms of Totalitarianism is EVIL. (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism, Fascism (yes it is leftist) and dictatorship.)


Exactly!


19 posted on 04/08/2013 8:59:50 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I won’t believe they will move until I see moving vans crossing the border.


20 posted on 04/08/2013 9:04:19 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Wow, that made me think of something. Obviously, Vegas is a prime location for the SHOT show. I wonder if there would be talk of changing that if Harry Reid double crosses gun owners in the Senate?


21 posted on 04/08/2013 9:16:18 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Venturer

Documentation File on the harmful impact of the Counterculture of Communist Obamanation on Freedom of Choice in America.

Portions of this File are also useful for the Impeachment of the legal citizen of Indonesia Barry Soetoro, also known as B. Hussein Obama, a confirmed Communist.


22 posted on 04/08/2013 9:17:45 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suggest they move to Arizona and join Dillon, Vltor, and American Spirit Arms. Ruger also has a plant in Prescott.


23 posted on 04/08/2013 9:20:23 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Tupelo

You’re going to be very surprised. There is a LOT happening behind the scenes in the firearms industry. I’ll just say that we’re putting a shock and awe campaign together that is going to leave not only state governments reeling, but the Federal Government as well.

Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Colorado, etc. are all about to feel the impact of the consequences of these anti gun laws. Their law enforcement officers better get good with bows and arrows real fast.


24 posted on 04/08/2013 9:20:33 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am suprised that S&W is still in the People’s Republic of Mass.


25 posted on 04/08/2013 9:22:11 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Communists like Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy have no regard for capitalist businesses that bring wealth and jobs. The citizens are just indentured servants who are dependent on the state ruling class.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 12:47:54 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Tupelo

What we need to do is buy one share of the CT gun makers stock. Then introduce a proposal to move that will have to be voted on at the next annual meeting.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 1:31:32 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Venturer

O’Malley is going to end up the same way as his buddy Parris Glendenning. A has-been nobody working for a no-name farm lobbying organization and cursing the little people who didn’t recognize his progressive genius.

HIs Maryland antics don’t play well outside of Maryland. Hell, they don’t play well INSIDE Maryland either, there’s just too many brain dead slobs here who always vote for the D. I know a lot of Dems who are pissed about the gun stuff too, so maybe there will be a little shift to the right here next election...


28 posted on 04/09/2013 5:20:53 AM PDT by Velvet_Jones
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To: Velvet_Jones

I have a cousin, a died in the wool Democrat.

He will complain about he taxes, and the crazed laws, but he will defend the a-holes that make them to the hilt.

It’s like they wear blinders.


29 posted on 04/09/2013 5:41:21 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tupelo

“I would be very surprised if any of the gun manufacturers move out.”

Umm, suggest you prepare yourself to be surprised. Per an article on Yahoo, extracted from Dallas Morning News I believe, Colt competition has already secured a site in Breckenridge, Tx and is advertising in the local paper for applications. About being too difficult to move; I have managed several Green Field start ups and its not that difficult, especially if its led by a superb Start-Up Mgr such as myself :)


30 posted on 04/09/2013 5:53:06 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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