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Gun Manufacturers Pull Support For National Park Proposal
The Hartford Courant ^ | July 9, 2013 | CHRISTOPHER KEATING

Posted on 07/10/2013 7:15:04 AM PDT by Daffynition

Saying that anti-gun legislators are hypocrites, a prominent gun lobby has withdrawn support for a federal bill that would create the Coltsville National Historical Park in Hartford.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gun manufacturers that include Colt's Manufacturing Co. and is based in Newtown, has sent a letter to members of the all-Democratic Connecticut congressional delegation and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declaring that it is deceitful to support the national park and gun-control laws at the same time.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment
"Our Connecticut members are unwilling to trade valuable manufacturing jobs for ticket-taker jobs at a national park."
1 posted on 07/10/2013 7:15:04 AM PDT by Daffynition
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Early on, developers *saved* the Colt dome and had it restored.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 7:23:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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""As major contributors to the state's economy, we find it unacceptable for lawmakers to propose banning our products and hindering the ability of Connecticut companies to grow their businesses, create more good-paying manufacturing jobs, and contribute hundreds of millions in taxes," the letter states. "Our Connecticut members are unwilling to trade valuable manufacturing jobs for ticket-taker jobs at a national park."

Yea! Stick it to 'em!

3 posted on 07/10/2013 7:27:04 AM PDT by grobdriver
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Yawn. These are words. Just words.

CT has entered the next phase of total domination by fiat.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 7:29:28 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Government has n concept of the future, it only is made of mone grubbing and getting/taxing union pirates. It is a temporary service but makes itself permanent.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 8:57:12 AM PDT by lavaroise
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CT has entered the next phase of total domination by fiat

CT was such a nice place to grow up in the '50s and '60s. With its manufacturing base, access to NYC or Boston, beautiful countryside and great small towns things were good.

It's bizarre that the state lost interest in keeping manufacturing there. That it put in place a state income tax when it didn't need to. That it relied so much on casino revenue which is now being cut off by competition from neighboring states.

I've got the big HS reunion coming up. I'm thinking it'll be kind of sad to realize how much has been lost in fifty years, but at the same time be reminded how good childhood was in the foothills of the Berkshires.

6 posted on 07/10/2013 9:05:00 AM PDT by grania
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It would be great to see every last gun maker leave Connecticut and New York and Mass. There are a lot of them in all three states still, including Kimber, Colt, North American Firearms, Smith & Wesson ...

Seeing as these states hate guns the companies should move to states where citizens can buy their products.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 10:43:03 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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