Skip to comments.Beretta: Gun Law Forcing Move Out Of Maryland
Posted on 07/22/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.
The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015.
Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the products that the company sells around the world. While the legislation was changed to remove some of those provisions, Cooper said the possibility that such restrictions could be reinstated left the company worried about maintaining a firearm-making factory in Maryland.
"While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move the Maryland product lines in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility," Cooper said in a news release announcing the move.
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Bye Governor O’Sh**head.
The only bad thing is that having no gun employment at all in blue states means there is absolutely NO incentive for the reps in those states to support pro-gun measures.
Nonetheless, to heck with ‘em.
Gun law passed last year, eh? Crime stats will go through the roof every year from now on, guaranteed.
I went to 9th grade at Eugene Burroughs Jr. high in Accokeek, MD. Having to look at the psychedelic state flag before I was completely awake was a real eye-opener.
I own a Tomcat .32. Good gun.
So long suckers! Congrats, Vols!
Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper? Obviously COL Jeff Cooper (deceased), handgun master, has not returned from the dead and joined partners with Beretta.
Named for the Mary half of William and Mary, England’s Dutch co-regents? I suppose that explains the Orange. Eyehurt, sorry Maryland. I got out as quickly as possible. No love lost on either side I’m sure.
“The horror ... the horror.” Colonel Kurtz
Should have come to Texas.
Where is the executive office ? Will Maryland continue to get tax revenue ?
These leftist states don’t care about employment, nor do they care about the well being of their populace. They want tax revenue.
Wait until they get all states on both coasts with similar laws.
You won’t be able to use the ports anymore to sell your wares around the world.
Just a tip. Pink slip those with obama stickers or ones that would likely support the law your leaving the state over.
No sense bringing the problem with you.
Not that I expect to many of those types to be working in a gun factory.
Texas has a few ports... And no longshoremen’s unions.
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