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Blumenthal Swats Mississippi Legislator Over Connecticut Gun Manufacturers
http://www.nhregister.com/ ^ | February 23, 2013 | New Haven Register

Posted on 02/23/2013 3:13:24 AM PST by Biggirl

HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has responded to letters sent to three Connecticut gun manufacturers by Mississippi state Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, urging them to relocate to Mississippi.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: banglist; blumenthal; guncontrol; gunn; ms; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/23/2013 3:13:33 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael; houeto; Knight; ...

Magnolia State Ping!

The comments on the article are worth clicking through.


2 posted on 02/23/2013 3:24:48 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael; houeto; Knight; ...

Magnolia State Ping!

The comments on the article are worth clicking through.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 3:25:46 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Biggirl

So the arrogant politician wants you to stay in his state so he can dictate his arrogance, tax you to oblivion, lay off your workers, regulate you into bankrupsy and ruin your livelyhood so he can pound his chest and say look what Iv’e done for the people. If the people who work for you will not storm the halls and protest outside of his house...MOVE


4 posted on 02/23/2013 3:29:22 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Lexington and Concord Americans experience thier first gun grab attempt)
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To: Biggirl

Unfortunately, Senator, the lies and mistruths you tell your robotic Obama-voters, don’t work on the bottom line of business and their right to pursue that business making products that are affirmed under the second amendment.

When you infringe on their right, and the rights of individuals to make, own and keep arms by proposing universal background checks, licensing, registration, inspections, banning and confiscation they will take all actions still legal to change the environment.

You should also know that when the “all actions still legal” avenue is closed, you will reap the whirlwind.


5 posted on 02/23/2013 3:30:01 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Biggirl
"Blumenthal Swats Mississippi Legislator Over Connecticut Gun Manufacturers"

Hey anti-gun Democrats... "Own it , Bitches!"

6 posted on 02/23/2013 3:32:00 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Biggirl

I read the article. How exactly does he “swat” the guy?


7 posted on 02/23/2013 3:56:41 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Gaffer

I would make this estimate. By 2016, at least forty weapons-related companies (to include ammo companies)...will have made the move to Texas or Mississippi. To add enticement...if both statehouses would add a tax credit of $5k for each employee that the company wants to bring....it’d probably ensure a great deal of high-quality employees come along with the company.

My advice for all states. When you come to the high-stakes poker table....losing comes in various shapes and sizes. You may not contemplate the real losses until the game is over....you’ve gone home, and found the house gone, and only the dog-house remaining.

When you have a quiet little company doing five million a year in sales, and generating a fair amount of jobs, and taxable income for a state....the last you want to do...is challenge them to leave your state. Everyone loses in a case like this.


8 posted on 02/23/2013 4:01:26 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Cowboy Bob

You’re right, the Connecticut lib didn’t “swat” anybody, he and that liberal rag think that a lib can wag a scolding finger across state lines to any effect at all.

He gives away the game by calling for Federal gun control & “accepting” the use of guns for hunting but nothing else.

Arrogant creep.


9 posted on 02/23/2013 4:12:43 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ronnie raygun; pepsionice
RR - your post is a single sentence summary of the plot of Atlas Shrugged.

Pepsi - it occurs to me that if all the gun manufacturers move to one state, all the antis have to do is focus on capturing that state (like they're doing with Texas right now) and they can put all of them out of business at one shot (so to speak).

10 posted on 02/23/2013 4:18:14 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: Biggirl
Blumenthal: "Ooooh, don't let them relocate, or I'll pass even MORE restrictive gun laws".

If leftist Regressive States like Connecticut and California don't want their companies to relocate to more pro-American States like Texas and Mississippi, they might need to cut taxes and regulations on business and their people.

11 posted on 02/23/2013 4:28:56 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: pepsionice
When you have a quiet little company doing five million a year in sales, and generating a fair amount of jobs, and taxable income for a state....the last you want to do...is challenge them to leave your state. Everyone loses in a case like this.

Mississippi or Texas ain't losing in this one.

12 posted on 02/23/2013 4:31:19 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Hardastarboard
if all the gun manufacturers move to one state, all the antis have to do is focus on capturing that state (like they're doing with Texas right now) and they can put all of them out of business at one shot (so to speak)

I think places like Idaho and Montana will also be attractive to manufacturers, but they haven't had officials out in front of microphones making pitches in the last two months.

Sometimes the move is lower profile, as in the case of Les Baer moving from Illinois to Iowa. (That and Ronnie Barrett's embargo of Cali state entities were the first examples of anyone in the firearms industry going semi-Galtomatic, IIRC.) Iowa is hardly where I'd relocate a firearms business, but on the other hand, it isn't Illinois (or Minnesota, or New York, or - surprisingly - Colorado), and that can be enough.

Blumenthal has always been a bullying ass in a suit, and nobody in CT needs to feign shock at what he and his fellow 'Rats have in mind. Those who want freedom, leave that state without taking along any leftist bedbugs that will infest the new house... and let the subjects of Richard the Turd stew in what will become unendurable.

Mr. niteowl77

13 posted on 02/23/2013 4:59:28 AM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: Biggirl

“This preposterous pitch to companies with long, successful histories in our state shows the need for national standards and statutes to reduce gun violence...”

“Plus...the sun came up this morning. That proves we have to pass more restrictive gun laws.”


14 posted on 02/23/2013 5:14:37 AM PST by moovova
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To: Biggirl

Two sentences in this idiotic rebuttal stand out.

“This preposterous pitch to companies with long, successful histories in our state shows the need for national standards and statutes to reduce gun violence. “

WTF does this mean? What does national standards and statutes on gun violence have to do with companies moving?

“The poison of illegal gun trafficking respects no state boundaries and threatens to cause more horrific tragedies like Newtown and the 1,900 gun violence deaths that have occurred since then.”
WTF does Newtown have to do with gun trafficing? Politicos can bring up Newtown when it has nothing to do with the issue are trying to score emotional points because they have no logical arguments.


15 posted on 02/23/2013 5:32:54 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
"How exactly does he “swat” the guy?"

REALLY?!?!

16 posted on 02/23/2013 5:41:53 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Hardastarboard

Pepsi - it occurs to me that if all the gun manufacturers move to one state, all the antis have to do is focus on capturing that state (like they’re doing with Texas right now) and they can put all of them out of business at one shot (so to speak).

How are the gun control people ‘capturing’ Texas?


17 posted on 02/23/2013 5:54:50 AM PST by TheWryFederalist
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To: Cowboy Bob

In the world of the left wing fruit loops, farting in someone’s general direction is known as a swat.

Hitting someone with their purse is seen as beating them into submission.


18 posted on 02/23/2013 6:02:15 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
"“The poison of illegal gun trafficking respects no state boundaries..."

Why is it that libtards understand this but still think "no gun" zones work?

19 posted on 02/23/2013 6:17:48 AM PST by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: CPOSharky

Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom

Essay and YouTube video by Travis McGee

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/bracken-democide/

The video has had 16,000 views in three days. If it doesn’t stiffen your spine to resist gun control, nothing will.


20 posted on 02/23/2013 6:21:03 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude; All

“This preposterous pitch to companies with long, successful histories in our state shows the need for national standards and statutes to reduce gun violence. “

Translation: Make the unconstitutional restrictions so the captive companies in our state will have no where to flee to. Then we will be able to regulate and tax them to death as we will. They belong to us, and it is the federal governments job to insure that they belong to us!


21 posted on 02/23/2013 6:23:46 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Biggirl
Dear DICK,

Cause and effect is a bitch. Elected 'leaders' with such an impressive void of economic comprehension is a sign of impending doom for your state. It takes a special arrogance to strike at the heart of local businesses, and then demonize their efforts at self-preservation. You're such a democrat.

Cause and effect, moron. Find some third graders to explain it to you:


22 posted on 02/23/2013 6:26:45 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: marktwain

Spot on translation, sir.


23 posted on 02/23/2013 6:29:08 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: TheWryFederalist

My neighboring state of New Hampshire is an example of how a state can be “taken over” by another, in this case my own Massachusetts.

With no income tax and no sales tax, New Hampshire had a reputation for being a rugged and sensible state. The motto “Live Free Or Die” says it all.

Then thousands of people fled Taxachusetts to enjoy the tax-free living in New Hampshire. But unfortunately they brought along their Democrat politics and liberal mindset and now the once-conservative New Hampshire is a toss-up on most social issues.

I believe the “takeover” warning has to do with politics. If all those Dems escaping California become a majority in Texas — then good-bye Texas!


24 posted on 02/23/2013 6:35:18 AM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: Travis McGee

I mentioned “democide” in the article’s comments section, but its moderated so it might not make it thru.


25 posted on 02/23/2013 6:54:36 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: pepsionice

Instead of offering them a $5k bounty, I would instead offer them contracts to produce specialty guns for in-state production and use only, and a “contract preference” to those unique guns for the state police, and state discounts to county and local Sheriff and police departments to buy those guns.

This would mean that they would actually have both their primary business, selling everywhere, and a subsidiary that only sells in-state.

It wouldn’t be profitable for a company to set up to just sell guns in-state, so it pretty well guarantees them the contract. A huge incentive for what in effect is a guaranteed market.


26 posted on 02/23/2013 7:09:25 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: harpu

Holy sh**. I ain’t seen you in a coons age.


27 posted on 02/23/2013 7:17:37 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: pepsionice

Bad idea.

Those employees are almost certainly Unionistas, and probably vote Democrat. I’d give ‘em $5K credit for each new job they create in Alabama, but nothing for ones filled from CN.


28 posted on 02/23/2013 7:22:35 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: pepsionice

“Everyone loses in a case like this”

Except the state that gains the corporation. Blue states are only beginning to learn the ramifications of anti-business policies.


29 posted on 02/23/2013 7:22:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: niteowl77
I agree with Idaho but Montanifornia? No way. That former great state has sold out to the liberal money.
30 posted on 02/23/2013 7:23:33 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: DNME

“I believe the “takeover” warning has to do with politics. If all those Dems escaping California become a majority in Texas — then good-bye Texas!”

Exactly what has happened in Colorado. Just take a look at the anti-gun movement is doing to our once great, free state.


31 posted on 02/23/2013 7:43:21 AM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini
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To: DNME

the Hispanic majority some to come will kill off texas soon enough and the nation with it

oddly if enough Yankee conservatives..a minority i know...move to Texas they could stop the latino rise...who woulda ever thought

sad state of affairs and the GOP is as much to blame as anyone


32 posted on 02/23/2013 9:25:28 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: mosaicwolf

I agree ...I was in Livingston, Bozeman,Missoula and Kalispell last summer and it had been 25 years btw since my last visit there

my wife and I and even our boys thought..”man..lotta libs around here”

folks not overly warm either

beautiful country though


33 posted on 02/23/2013 9:31:44 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy; mosaicwolf

Yes Montana is a leftwing hellhole, especially Livingston.

Please stay away.


34 posted on 02/23/2013 9:49:58 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

Lol

Keep laughing in a state where Obama got 48 and 42 percent

A few more outta state hippies or hipsters and you are tipped

You need conservatives to move in whitey

No fears ...I’m old....tied to Dixie....and its too cold for wifey

My boys would be in heaven though

They still talk about it

The hwy from livingston to north gate

And that suite we had at The Murray....really cool

I first went to Glacier in 74

Like all of the great west

Interlopers came and were for the most part from 1970 on....bad seed


35 posted on 02/23/2013 10:41:40 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

Who said anything about laughing?

Nothing is funny in this nation, anywhere in the nation, anymore.

But my county voted 60-30 for the lousy Republican congressional candidate who lost the state vote by 5 percent. (I can’t find the presidential numbers but I’m sure the split there was more.)

I live on the north end of the very highway you are talking about, 100 feet from the Yellowstone.

You and your boys are welcome to stay in my fishing cabin anytime you want.

Sorry you can’t handle the cold and a little bit of the white stuff.

Me, I can do without the black.


36 posted on 02/23/2013 10:57:27 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

That is hysterical you got a good laugh out of me as I drive along rural Middle Tennessee doing my Saturday work run

You are spot on about the Deep South no question that is our big issue
But I love the cold I have no big problem with it I live upstate New York once upon a time and my little brother is in Traverse City Michigan I was almost arrested in Cut Bank Montana for stealing firewood from a Rangers cabin he was sure pissed till he heard our accents

We were long haired Mississippi boys with guns naturally and he was from Texas 1 of the east entrance is to Glacier Park anyhow he let us go after scolding us said we were young dumb and full of you know what

Damn he must of had 10 cords of firewood didn’t think he’d miss 6 or 7 logs lesson learned at least he didn’t search our truck that woulda sucked

My daddy would have had my butt having to go all the way to Montana to bail me out of jail

55 degrees and sunny down here
Piss ant snow so far this winter just 2 to 3 inches

Usually we get 2 or 3 decent ones maybe 8 910 inches good for my business car washes

Anyhow god bless you up there keep fighting we are indeed in a pickle
Pardon the Droid

It’s the only way to post while you drive and talk to your damn phone


37 posted on 02/23/2013 11:25:51 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

Spring is upon us big daddy.

When you bringin’ them boys up to fish?

(We’re talkin’ Montana fly-fishing, Hemingway style...none of that damn Faulkner noodlin’ fer meat!!)


38 posted on 02/23/2013 11:29:19 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: TheWryFederalist

There have been a couple of articles lately about the Dims targeting Texas due to the changing demographics. They believe they can dump in a bunch of money and use their ground game of getting out the vote to turn it blue. It’s not me saying it - it’s the national Democrat Party.


39 posted on 02/23/2013 11:33:50 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: Hardastarboard

Although I have a hard time believing liberal heads work in CT weapons plants, the companies are more than welcome to move to Texas. More afraid of the California folks looking for work, than the illegals. They migrate out of the state too. Blumental is a stolen valor idiot from a state of idiots. Perhaps Kimber could be encouraged to move from Yonkers NY too? There can’t be any tax reasons to stay. If Gov Perry is smart he would offer them free land and tax breaks around Austin which is as liberal as the Northeast, and worst case they would vote liberal in liberal districts, at best they might water down the dems influence. Never know we have not had a demonrat governor in 20 years...never give up on Texas!


40 posted on 02/23/2013 6:52:07 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: Lazamataz

WHAT!?! Ya miss me?


41 posted on 02/23/2013 9:27:36 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpu

Yeah I miss ya.


42 posted on 02/24/2013 9:11:28 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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