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Colt to bolt? Gun maker's boss says company feels unwelcome in Connecticut
Fox News ^ | March 21, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 03/22/2013 7:43:47 AM PDT by Perseverando

Edited on 03/22/2013 7:49:36 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Colt's Manufacturing, the company that has made the iconic gun dubbed "The Peacemaker" for more than a century, could pull up its Connecticut stakes after coming under fire in the national debate over the Second Amendment.

President and CEO Dennis Veilleux said the pro-gun control climate that has taken hold in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre and other firearm attacks has left him feeling unwelcome in the state his company has called home for 175 years. Proposed laws being debated by the Legislature and pushed by Gov. Dannel Malloy include a new gun offender registry, an expanded assault weapons ban, ammunition restrictions and a ban on bulk purchases of handguns. Veilleux said those measures have put Colt and its nearly 700 employees in the crosshairs.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluestates; colt; guncontrol; manufacturing; redstategain; secondamendment
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1 posted on 03/22/2013 7:43:47 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

We will welcome them in Texas with open arms!


2 posted on 03/22/2013 7:45:31 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Perseverando
Colt to bolt? Gun maker's boss says company feels unwelcome in Connecticut

You're not alone in that feeling, Colt.

3 posted on 03/22/2013 7:46:09 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Perseverando
Colt is “constantly approached” by other states to relocate. Several red state governors

Governors hell, I'm not shy about sending them letters and inviting them to my state and laying out a case for relocation.
4 posted on 03/22/2013 7:46:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perseverando

please move to Texas. Nice weather, lower taxes, we’ll field test all your products........


5 posted on 03/22/2013 7:46:47 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Perseverando
The Uberti peacemaker clones are a lot better value anyway. who has $1200 dollars for a handgun?

CC

6 posted on 03/22/2013 7:47:38 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Perseverando

Move the whole operation to South Dakota! Great people, no state income tax, awesome place to be for those who want to enjoy their 2nd amendment rights. Great hunting, fishing.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 7:48:46 AM PDT by BibleGunClinger
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To: Perseverando

excellent... I hope every manufacturer in the gun industry pulls out of Conn.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 7:50:54 AM PDT by Daryl Dixson (7.62 x 51 Diplomacy)
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To: Perseverando
I'm torn. Leave to show Connecticut a lesson or stay and stand your ground?
I suspect the 2A climate will change, eventually.
Isn't there an uptick in concealed carry permit applications in Connecticut? That tells you what the people want.

9 posted on 03/22/2013 7:50:57 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Perseverando

Love to have you in Arizona


10 posted on 03/22/2013 7:51:34 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: Perseverando
and a ban on bulk purchases of handguns

Well damn!
And here I am still waiting on that gross of 1911's I ordered...

Seriously - what are these people thinking?

11 posted on 03/22/2013 7:52:52 AM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: Perseverando

Advice to Colt:

Don’t imply or make threats you’re not prepared to carry out. If Malloy and his band of fascists do as promised, and Colt doesn’t leave, it will be a green light to the rest of the despotic governors to come after us.

Never bluff with liberals. Never back down. Hit em fast and hit em hard.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 7:52:59 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Perseverando

Gunmaker packs up after Colo. control bill signed

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Magpul may be the first firearms-related business to relocate as a result of state gun-control laws, but it probably won’t be the last. Companies in Connecticut, Maryland and New York are considering moves to more gun-friendly pastures as their state legislatures act on restrictive firearms measures similar to those pushed through by state Democrats here.

Founded in 1999, Magpul stands as a relative newcomer to the firearms business, but even companies with hundreds of years of history in their states may look to relocate as a result of political shifts.

In New York, where Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed laws banning so-called assault weapons and limiting magazine capacity to seven rounds, venerable gun manufacturer Remington Arms is being wooed by officials in at least a half-dozen other states.

“We are carefully evaluating our options,” Teddy Novin, marketing director for Remington parent company Freedom Group, Inc., told the Utica Observer-Dispatch in January.

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13 posted on 03/22/2013 7:54:06 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: ForAmerica

Pun intended!...........


14 posted on 03/22/2013 7:56:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: BitWielder1

See my post #11.

There is no middle ground with the anti 2nd amendment crowd.

Stop them in their tracks or capitulate completely. Any illusions of compromise guarantee your defeat by incrementalism. Their goal is not safety, it is TOTAL disarmament and nothing less.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 7:56:47 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ForAmerica

Virginia is for "gun" lovers!!

However knowing that Virginia elected two 'rat senators, Warner and Kaine, would probably scare them away from here. This fact would probably cause me to preclude VA from my list of potential locations if I were the CEO of Colt. VA seems to be going from red to blue!
16 posted on 03/22/2013 7:57:00 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
We live in interesting times.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

17 posted on 03/22/2013 7:57:14 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Maybe they could lower prices if they get out of liberal land?


18 posted on 03/22/2013 7:57:26 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Perseverando

Colt's Armory and Machine Shops. Hartford, Conn. (1876)


19 posted on 03/22/2013 7:58:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ltc8k6
Their labor costs would certainly go down outside of Conneticut.

CC

20 posted on 03/22/2013 8:01:28 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: BitWielder1

There are times when it is better to leave a burning house in an unfriendly neighborhood and build a bigger and better house in a more friendly environment.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 8:01:42 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: Perseverando
I was once told that "The strong give up and leave. The weak give up and stay."

Not sure if that's true or not, but sometimes you just do what you have to do.

22 posted on 03/22/2013 8:03:24 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Perseverando

Better relocate all of those weapon and ammo factories to solid red states. What could go wrong for the blue states?


23 posted on 03/22/2013 8:03:44 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: COBOL2Java

What is fascinating, the libtards are pushing the sources of their protection and policy enforcement, away, to areas that eventually will fight them, should this country come to arms, thereby, “shooting themselves in the foot”.


24 posted on 03/22/2013 8:03:54 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Perseverando

Mississippi will take them!


25 posted on 03/22/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: DTogo; matt04; PALIN SMITH; Biggirl

Have you seen this? We are traveling in the wonderful Red State South at the moment... I don’t have access to any of my ping lists...


26 posted on 03/22/2013 8:10:34 AM PDT by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: Perseverando

No AWB or mag ban in Michigan.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 8:12:51 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Darren McCarty

Agreed. Michigan is good. We are an outdoorsy type of place anyway.


28 posted on 03/22/2013 8:15:36 AM PDT by madison10 (K)
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To: GBA
When I suggest to family members that America's beginning to look like Germany in the 1930’s and that we'd better leave while we can. They always stop me cold with, “And go where?”

Any ideas?

29 posted on 03/22/2013 8:21:04 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Perseverando
I seriously doubt that Colt or any other firearm mfg, will move from where they currently are. It would cost millions to move a large company. Many millions. A small company like Magpul can move with far less expenses. Expenses that probably will be covered by incentives from any state they choose to move to.
30 posted on 03/22/2013 8:24:37 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Joe Brower

Bring em to Texas .....


31 posted on 03/22/2013 8:24:41 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: July4
Belize

CC

32 posted on 03/22/2013 8:25:04 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Perseverando

Come west! There’s a strip of states from North Dakota to Texas who’d be happy to have ya! Set up in Fargo, and maybe the townspeople will run off the idiot mayor there. (money talks, bullsh*t walks)


33 posted on 03/22/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: July4

So when you say that, where do you have in mind?


34 posted on 03/22/2013 8:26:48 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Perseverando

Indiana is the logical site for relocation. Low taxes, shall issue, and we’ve already named our NFL team after them.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 8:27:01 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: BitWielder1
I suspect the 2A climate will change, eventually.

Considering it has been going since before the NFA of '34, eventually could be a long time.

36 posted on 03/22/2013 8:27:06 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Perseverando

I don’t see why the folks in Connecticut are so upset about what amounts to post birth abortions.


37 posted on 03/22/2013 8:27:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Perseverando

Shield Tactical moved both their manufacturing & training to Texas just last month. From California. They painted “GTT” “Gone To Texas” on their CA homes when they left.

I moved from CT to TX in 2011, and kept saying “I could get used to this” — now absolutely love it. Colt, please consider Texas!


38 posted on 03/22/2013 8:28:46 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Mr. Lucky
Indiana is the logical site for relocation. Low taxes, shall issue, and we’ve already named our NFL team after them.

They'd have to move from Maryland, first.

39 posted on 03/22/2013 8:28:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mr. Lucky

The cherry on top..... Indiana is still a yankee state so there will be no need to learn southern customs and manners


40 posted on 03/22/2013 8:28:55 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Perseverando

Ted Cruz is in my district!


41 posted on 03/22/2013 8:29:08 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Mr. Lucky

42 posted on 03/22/2013 8:29:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Celtic Conservative

“Their labor costs would certainly go down outside of Conneticut.”

That’s what I was thinking. The business ships all over the place. Their sales will not go down. If they want, they can bring everyone who’s willing to come with them and I think that the workers will have a change of heart once they see what they can get with the same money elsewhere.


43 posted on 03/22/2013 8:33:27 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Perseverando

About time!


44 posted on 03/22/2013 8:33:56 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SgtHooper
What is fascinating, the libtards are pushing the sources of their protection and policy enforcement, away, to areas that eventually will fight them, should this country come to arms, thereby, “shooting themselves in the foot”.

Strategic thinking, like economics, is definitely not their long suit. It's like the old joke about trying to argue with a liberal:

"Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how logical you try to be, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board, and strut around the table looking victorious."

45 posted on 03/22/2013 8:34:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Marie

I was distributor for a company on Long Island New York. It moved to Florida and all but a hand full of the employees. relocated


46 posted on 03/22/2013 8:36:54 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Perseverando

North Idaho welcomes Colt with open arms. Even a parade.


47 posted on 03/22/2013 8:38:39 AM PDT by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: Perseverando

Most of the NorthEast is beyond salvation. An occasional Lefty governor who flies under the voters’ radar is one thing - once he’s outed, he’s out.

When that same type of Lefty is repeatedly re-elected it is time to read the writing on the wall and depart. Once the spiral down starts, it rarely gets better.


48 posted on 03/22/2013 8:43:09 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: July4
I've been working with that myself. The question always ends up being:

If the family breaks up, who do you want to be with?

I got a lot of this sort of thing growing up and never had much say one way or the other.

What I learned is, I don't want to be with any of the family who can't handle money or I fight with over ideologies.

Let those prodigal children come home on their own. I'm going the other way.

If you don't want to stay where you are, there are resources, websites and books to help figure out who's better, by asking the important questions and showing how states and areas answer them. You decide the criteria and which are better than others.

Worst case places to be? All the ones you'd suspect now.

Like my carpool buddy used to say when we got off work, "Let's get the Dodge outta hell."

49 posted on 03/22/2013 8:44:14 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: clamper1797

You said, “There are times when it is better to leave a burning house in an unfriendly neighborhood and build a bigger and better house in a more friendly environment.”

Exactly.

Chinese saying: “In the course of a long life a wise man will be prepared to abandon his baggage several times.”


50 posted on 03/22/2013 8:48:03 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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