Skip to comments.Hundreds rally against proposed gun laws in Hartford (Colt employees)
Posted on 03/14/2013 3:49:05 PM PDT by matt04
Hundreds of workers from Colt Manufacturers told lawmakers new gun control laws will put them out of work at a rally at the state Capitol in Hartford Thursday morning.
"Save our Jobs," employees at the demonstration shouted.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is pushing for a ban on certain military-style weapons, which could affect companies such as Colt Manufacturers, Stag Arms and Ammunition Storage Components.
"We are for safer Connecticut," said Mike Holmes, who is a Colt Manufacturers employee. "We have been at the table. We want to continue to be at the table."
Colt Manufacturers told Eyewitness News that the company sold 10,000 AR-15s in 2011 and then in 2012, they sold 100,000.
The Colt factory emptied out its doors Thursday, so close to 500 employees could rally near the State Armory.
The group was scheduled to meet with lawmakers about proposed legislation that would limit the sale of guns here in Connecticut.
Earlier this week, representatives from Stag Arms, based in New Britain, spoke with Eyewitness News about being affected if lawmakers were to ban assault weapons.
If Connecticut lawmakers pass an assault weapons ban, officials with Stag Arms said the AR-15 would not be completely illegal, but it would eliminate certain features, such as the pistol grip.
If that happens, Stag Arms officials said they would not be able to make a version they could sell in Connecticut.
"Banning certain firearms for purely cosmetic reasons will make no one in Connecticut safer, but it will have a severe impact on a vital New Britain industry," said Stag Arms Owner Mark Malkowski in a statement to the media Thursday.
But Connecticut Against Gun Violence says lives are at stake, if lawmakers fail to act.
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Indeed. My grandfather, a Polish immigrant, worked at Colt for years. I even worked there for a short time. It’s an institution in Hartford... Malloy would be wise to stop this.
The question begs when do these folks and Smith and Wesson bolt Springfield Mass?
I was listening to WHYN ( springfield ) Radio today on the web and heard the Uber Guns laws being discussed in the Bwaney Fwank State and I don't see a future for them IMHO...
I know people who worked at S&W. Probably one of the the safest places in that city.
Dear Lord could that woman drone on.
She is completely ignorant when it comes to the present and historical value of our unalienable rights..
And if they do act, even more lives are at stake - mostly innocent lives. It should be no surprise because the Left has long been on the side of the criminals.