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Pushed By Guns Law, PTR Industries Will Relocate To South Carolina
Hart\ford Courant ^ | June 19, 2013 | staff reporters

Posted on 06/20/2013 8:39:35 AM PDT by Daffynition

Bristol firearms manufacturer PTR Industries is moving to South Carolina, a company executive confirmed Wednesday.

The company — which said two months ago that it would be relocating once it found a suitable location "friendly to the industry" — will move to Aynor, S.C., near Myrtle Beach, said John McNamara, vice president of sales at PTR.

The gun manufacturer, with about 45 employees, was the first firm to announce its exit from the state following recent gun control legislation. Many of PTR's employees agreed to the move and even held an informal vote choosing South Carolina over other states.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; US: Colorado; US: Connecticut; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; sc; secondamendment
A Connecticut loss. South Carolina gain.

Good luck to PTR. They deserve success.

Shame on our governor and legislators, whose approval ratings just hit rock bottom.

1 posted on 06/20/2013 8:39:35 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Their ratings could be below Adolf Hitler and the people of Connecticut would still reelect them.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 8:45:31 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Daffynition
Many of PTR's employees agreed to the move and even held an informal vote choosing South Carolina over other states.

Gotta love PTR for showing that much consideration to their employees.

They weren't on my radar screen before, but I think I will have to give them a serious look next time I need to buy a firearm.

3 posted on 06/20/2013 8:51:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

their ratings could be lower than chris matthews’ and they’d still re-elect them.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 8:53:03 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Daffynition

During the war of 1861-1865, the northern states had almost all of the firearms manufacturing factories and the southern states had virtually none. The northern states eventually won that war. Once the northern states drive out all the firearms manufacturers and they relocate to southern states, there will be an advantage for the southern states. The South shall rise again!


5 posted on 06/20/2013 8:53:59 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Vigilanteman

When I went looking for a .308 black rifle, I settled on PTR91. It’s a real hoot to shoot. I imagine they’re hard to get now.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 8:57:37 AM PDT by Rio
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To: Vigilanteman

I have no personal experience w/ PTR, but I hear they produce a quality product. [I could be wrong].


7 posted on 06/20/2013 9:00:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

“Shame on our governor and legislators, whose approval ratings just hit rock bottom.”

Yea I feel the same way out here in CA. I hope our state goes broke, because it’s the only way we are going to correct the problem. The legislature saw an uptick in tax collections as a result of people selling investments at the end of last year because of uncertainty about CG tax rates. So running true to form, they have already pissed away this money, setting the state up for yet another budget crisis, when the taxes they “are counting on to be perpetual” don’t materialize. From my former business in New England, I am just wondering with all the “industries” that have left, what are states like CT going to do for revenue. You drive around NE and you see all sorts of large vacant aging factories that are just sitting their deteriorating now that their former owners have gone under, their market has been taken over by foreign interests, or they, like the gunmakers have moved South. Take Central Falls, RI as an example of what’s in store for all of NE. And the idiot government employees there refused to take a pension haircut, so they ended up with zip!


8 posted on 06/20/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: reg45

Howz ‘bout we send you our governor instead.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 9:01:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

I’d take South Carolina over Connecticut, any day.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 9:02:14 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: Daffynition

I believe SC will welcome them. We have a lovely red state. I love living here in the midlands of SC.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 9:03:26 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: Daffynition

Yreeeeeah! :)


12 posted on 06/20/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping!


13 posted on 06/20/2013 9:10:18 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: vette6387; Daffynition

I felt that way about my home, Seattle. After 45 years, I bought a small farm in central KY and moved there in 2011. We LOVE it here. The freedome is incredible. We can build a house with NO BUILDING PERMIT. Not that we would, but it’s incredibly freeing to know they are not going to force themselves into my life.

I did build a large shed and am having a large garage building erected soon. And no, there will be no permit.

Oh, and you can buy firearms from private parties here via the local version of Craigslist. :-)

More people need to vote with their feet.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 9:11:50 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Daffynition

Probably got Aynor land and labor real cheap. Good for SC.SC is very friendly to biz


15 posted on 06/20/2013 9:15:50 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Daffynition

South Carolina is still not a good choice. They treat gun owners from other states like crap.

Just look up their CCW reciprocity.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 9:18:00 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: CodeToad
Good move....we need more Galt type moves like this....I have several of their rifles....very good...very solid...made better than the orgionals I think...
17 posted on 06/20/2013 9:18:51 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: reg45
Umm...I think we're gonna’ need something more than rifled barrels and breach loaders to win the next one. Just sayin’...
18 posted on 06/20/2013 9:50:19 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: ruesrose

Just make sure the employees don’t bring any liberal voting baggage along with them.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 9:53:38 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Rebel Yell ping....


20 posted on 06/20/2013 10:46:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: basil
I know....I posted it here yesterday....LOL

Conn. firearms manufacturer coming to Horry County (SC)

21 posted on 06/20/2013 11:25:33 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Azeem

>>They treat gun owners from other states like crap.<<

Are you talking about SC or CT? Heh.

CT has no CCW reciprocity...nor will we in my lifetime. :(


22 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

South Carolina.

I have an Indiana permit, a non-res Utah permit, plus prior military and I still can’t legally carry in the state.

I wrote off the New England states a long time ago.


23 posted on 06/20/2013 1:18:11 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Azeem

Hell, I live in GA and can’t carry in SC :(


24 posted on 06/20/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by tamu
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