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Colt to bolt? Gun maker's boss says company feels unwelcome in Connecticut
Foxnews.com via Yahoo ^ | March 21, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 03/22/2013 10:36:45 AM PDT by ModernDayCato

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: Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluestates; colt; connecticut; guncontrol; guns; manufacturing; secondamendment
At least our wonderful governor says he is "not comfortable" with a law that would affect guns that people have already purchased.
1 posted on 03/22/2013 10:36:45 AM PDT by ModernDayCato
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To: ModernDayCato

I would like to officially invite Colt to my state.

Lots of potential employees, 2nd Amendment Aficionados, better Climate!


2 posted on 03/22/2013 10:39:12 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ModernDayCato

Our governor is a class A POS and I dont trust or believeanything he sez.He is an Obama clone.

I hope Colt bolts and most of its workeres are capable of moving with them.If they do the will look back on the move as a bleesing in disguise as this state is well on its way down the crapper


3 posted on 03/22/2013 10:40:39 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: left that other site

Can you officially invite all of us from Connecticut to your state?


4 posted on 03/22/2013 10:41:32 AM PDT by ModernDayCato
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To: ModernDayCato

>could pull up its Connecticut stakes

Could? If they are not actively in the process of moving by now, then there is no hope for them. They needed to leave as soon as CT proved they were stuck on stupid.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 10:43:18 AM PDT by soycd
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To: ModernDayCato

I would love it! You’all can come live in my apartment complex, and I’ll get a commission for each new tenant!

AND, I would just LOVE to pack the complex with FReepers! How cool would THAT be?


6 posted on 03/22/2013 10:44:05 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ModernDayCato

Not to mention the Seminole Casino within walking distance! LOL!


7 posted on 03/22/2013 10:45:54 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ModernDayCato

I am certain that Governor Perry has already directly contacted Colt’s management encouraging them to act like my ancestors when they went GTT. (Gone To Texas)

One of my ancestors was born in Texas during The Republic.

Colt has been in Connecticut a long time, but many here have that kind of tradition and the State Texas and it’s citizens truly love and appreciate firearms manufacturers.

Come join us.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 10:49:15 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: ModernDayCato
Wouldn't be the first Colt to bolt....


9 posted on 03/22/2013 10:51:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ModernDayCato

“Can you officially invite all of us from Connecticut to your state?”

Not personally, but I think I could arrange for Governor Perry to do so.

His mother and father live 14 miles from me. I would be glad to personally request it.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 10:51:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: ModernDayCato

Move all of them to Texas. This is great all the producers are moving to Southern Free States leaving takers in the Liberal states to go even more bankrupt. In the end this is Atlas Shrugged starting to play out.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 10:54:49 AM PDT by pwatson
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To: ModernDayCato
At least our wonderful governor says he is "not comfortable" with a law that would affect guns that people have already purchased.

But he'd "adjust," wouldn't he?

12 posted on 03/22/2013 10:55:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ModernDayCato

Alaska would be the perfect new Home for Colt..


13 posted on 03/22/2013 10:55:31 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ModernDayCato

Colt pistols first proved themselves in battle against the Commanche indians in Texas. The company would be most welcome here.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 11:00:53 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: hosepipe

We’d all luv gun manufacturers here in Ak. Just too far from supply lines I do believe.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by Eska
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To: dfwgator

ROFL


16 posted on 03/22/2013 11:05:15 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: ModernDayCato
Move Colt, before you get stuck in a Connecticut communists liberal sewer.
17 posted on 03/22/2013 11:06:31 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: ModernDayCato

I’ll bet there are some southern states that would LOVE to have Colt. With Tax advantages, too!


18 posted on 03/22/2013 11:15:16 AM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: ModernDayCato

Colt and others including the Ammo Manufacturers need to grow some balls and tell them if you pass a law restricting our rights to do business with American Citizens you better find another supplier of your Weapons and Ammo. Then stand by it. No weapons or AMMO to ANY governmental Agency in that state.

Then close the doors and MOVE.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 11:16:07 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Eska

We’d all luv gun manufacturers here in Ak. Just too far from supply lines I do believe.


Suppliers would be smart to move as well...
-OR- inventing new innovative and “smart” production techniques..
and inventory tactics... i.e. China is much closer to Alaska.. (cheaper shipping)..


20 posted on 03/22/2013 11:17:39 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ModernDayCato

Only if you certify you aren’t DEmonCraps. We’ve done a good deal of flushig here recently and don’t want the sewage backing up through the commodes.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 11:17:42 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Could be worse. You could be Colorado.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 11:21:58 AM PDT by ModernDayCato
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To: ModernDayCato

I love my pre-80 combat commander. Well, right up until i lost it in that boating accident. Dear Colt, please come to Idaho. :-)


23 posted on 03/22/2013 11:27:05 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: soycd
Could? If they are not actively in the process of moving by now, then there is no hope for them. They needed to leave as soon as CT proved they were stuck on stupid.

I tried running for State Rep in 96, got my clock cleaned, got married in '97, and moved out in '98.

I agree with what you are saying.

Many who are left behind are doing so largely for the sake of older relatives.

Of course, moving to Illinois might not seem like much of an upgrade, but once you get far enough away from Chicago and its suburbs, it is a different world culturally.

I do miss the apizza.
24 posted on 03/22/2013 11:27:57 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: left that other site

Cool! ...but unless I missed it, you haven’t told us WHAT state you’re in yet. :)


25 posted on 03/22/2013 11:40:32 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: ModernDayCato
Other CT gun makers (besides Colt) that may want to consider the “free world” elsewhere:

1. Colt Defense LLC
2. Colt's Manufacturing Co.
3. Charter Arms Co.
4. Stag Arms co.
5. O.F. Mossberg & Sons
6. Marlin Firearms Co.
7. Strum Ruger Co.
8. United States Firearm Mfg. Co.

I wonder what the governor would say if they all moved out? Colt brings in $1.7 billion into the state of CT alone. I wonder how much the others contribute? Gov. Malloy is a putz of epic proportions. With an 8.2 percent unemployment rate, the governor is courting a politician-made disaster.

26 posted on 03/22/2013 12:17:08 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: t1b8zs

Gov. Pence and the rest of we Hoosiers would give a warm welcome to Colt and their employees. Come on down!


27 posted on 03/22/2013 12:32:42 PM PDT by raisincane (November 6, 2012 - I'm announcing my retirement at work; becoming a taker.)
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To: ModernDayCato

I hope there comes a time when not only gun and ammo producers bolt Blue States, they refuse to sell in them as well.


28 posted on 03/22/2013 12:35:28 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: Mich Patriot

The Sunshine State!
Floridah.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 5:19:44 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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