Skip to comments.Gun-loving states in frenzy over Connecticut gun makers
Posted on 06/17/2013 8:13:40 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Yesterday, Texas came a knocking. While most would assume that with the Lone Star States love of guns would pair the two together better than peas and carrots, Gov. Rick Perry will have to bring more than just a box of chocolates and some bright red roses. He aims to woo them with things like low taxes, fewer regulations and offer an economic incentive package.
On top of the sweet talk, Perry has been laying ground work since the National Rifle Associations annual convention last month (check out his intro video) and, as of his arrival yesterday, with TV and radio ads airing in the Nutmeg State with the message, Texas is calling. Your opportunity awaits.
But he has competition. Also this week, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be in town today, reported the Hartford Courant. Perhaps his somewhat surprise visit will speak louder than the former presidential candidates boisterous announcement.
Earlier this month South Carolina Rep. Alan Clemmons (R-Myrtle Beach) was found touring Stag Arms and after short chase, he finally got some alone time with the New Britain company where he made his message clear, We want Stag Arms and Stags employees to call South Carolina home!!!
Both governors will visit with companies like Colt, Stag Arms, PTR Industries, and Mossberg among others. While all the Connecticut-based companies have expressed disappointment and openly protested new gun control legislation, the level of commitment to a move varies by the size of the company and/or demand of the product.
Colt has been teasing the idea of moving since the debate cropped up by state lawmakers in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, but the company has yet to make an official announcement.
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Looks as if our Governor is wooing some good businesses.
There used to be a major firearms industry in Stamford, as I recall. One of those huge brick buildings that stand empty all over New England. Not sure if there’s anything much left there now, other than gun dealers.
But Stamford is one of Connecticut’s formerly industrial cities, which went over to office buildings for insurance executives and the like, but now consists largely of slums. Largely a stay-stay-on-the-freeway sort of town.
But I haven’t driven through there for ten or fifteen years.
Whole lot of bid ness moving to the South.
COLUMBIA (Missouri) The cities of Hallsville and Centralia and their state legislator are pushing to attract gun manufacturers to Boone County.
Hallsville Mayor Cheri Reisch said she would "roll out the welcoming mat" to a gun manufacturer that was interested in moving to the county. She highlighted a specific 120 acre site that she said is "shovel ready."
Reisch is part of a growing chorus of mid-Missouri elected officials who are pitching the benefits of doing business in the state to gun companies interested in relocating from states that have passed new gun restrictions.
Hallsville has sent letters to manufacturers in states that Reisch said have become less desirable to gun companies.
A 120 acre site that is "shovel ready" , the first of many incentives to relocate in Missouri?
This state doesn't need any help losing jobs. They do just fine all by themselves.
But Stamford is one of Connecticuts formerly industrial cities, which went over to office buildings for insurance executives and the like, but now consists largely of slums. Largely a stay-stay-on-the-freeway sort of town.
But I havent driven through there for ten or fifteen years.
I have a feeling you are thinking of Bridgeport, not Stamford. Living within spitting distance of both, I can tell you that Bridgeport used to be the home of Remington Firearms, and yes, it is the armpit of CT.
Stamford, on the other hand, is significantly more upscale, a major financial center and home to the HQs of four Fortune 100 corporations and nine Fortune 1000's. Plenty of excellent restaurants, theater, symphony and recreation. The prime city of Fairfield County. And no empty brick manufacturing buildings to speak of. Also a very nice residential community north of I-95 and further down towards the water. Unfortunately, the worst neighborhoods are viewable from the highway as you drive through and it gives a false impression of the city.
Good PR for Texas y’all. Hope all the blue state gun mfg. move to Texas, Austin needs them.
Thanks for the ping, in this case there is another issue and that is mentioned in comment one. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is in my opinion, another foundation that doesn’t understand “shall not be infringed”. Their idea that the NICS (National Instant Criminal Backgroud Check System is the end all and be all of gun control.
Their mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
The idea behind fixnics is to send more information to the federal government to enable it to make more people prohibited from owning firearms. Knowing what has been in the news the last few months on federal access to data bases, the less government has access to your information the better. Apparently the National Shooting Sports Foundation thinks otherwise.
That must be it. And I may be confusing it with parts of Hartford, which I regularly drove past, too.
I thought that was reserved for New Britian...
I was being polite. ;)
Which they will believe in all sincerity, that it's the free states' duty to backfill via federal taxes. Morons.