Skip to comments.Stag Arms rifle manufacturer moving to Wyoming (from Connecticut)
Posted on 11/21/2019 1:09:13 PM PST by george76
Gun maker Stag Arms has announced on November 18, 2019, it is moving all its operations from Connecticut to Wyoming. Connecticut passed stricter gun laws after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The AR-15 rifle maker had announced in June that it would be leaving Connecticut for somewhere else that is more business friendly. It plans to be relocated to Cheyenne by the end of the year.
The company said in a statement on November 18th, "Not only is Wyoming an incredibly hospitable place to do business, it is also a top destination for outdoor recreation, including hunting and shooting sports, which reflects its citizens unwavering support for the Second Amendment."
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon issued the following statement: "I am pleased to welcome Stag Arms to Wyoming and to know that our state came out on top of a broad look at potential new homes for the sought-after company. We have a deep-seated commitment to the Second Amendment that I will continue to uphold. Ultimately, Stag Arms had to make a business decision and I believe this announcement is an affirmation that Wyoming is continuing to cultivate a culture that allows private enterprise to flourish. My administration will work collaboratively with the Wyoming Business Council and Cheyenne LEADS to ensure Stag's move goes smoothly. I thank Stags Board of Directors and Chad Larsen for selecting Wyoming."
Stag Arms is the latest in a growing list of gun manufacturer choosing to move to Wyoming for its favorable business climate and firearm-friendly culture. In 2018, firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. announced it was moving its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming. Weatherbys move to Sheridan is expected to create 70 to 90 jobs and more than $5 million in annual payroll over five years.
In 2014, Colorado firearms accessory manufacturer Magpul, decided to relocate to Wyoming and Texas after Colorado state lawmakers restricted sales of ammunition magazines. It also chose Cheyenne for its new business location.
Stag Arms has sold its rifles to police agencies and militaries around the world, and to law enforcement agencies in the U.S. It also serves the civilian firearms market.
Reminds me of the Jack Daniels distillery tour when they told us how JD hit the road when Tennessee went dry. First to Alabama, then to Missouri. And then the whole country went dry. Like that.
Either there or down here to Alabama or Ole Miss, about the only totally dedicated Christian-Conservative majority states left standing.
Question for their mgmt: WHAT took you so long???
You forgot Oklahoma! The most conservative state in the Republic.
My stag 10 6.5 shoots 1/4 moa.
It’s a shame. Was a great rifle. It fell into old faithful on a tourist trip gone wrong.
At this rate, the only businesses left in CT will be government contractors.
Now if these companies would get together and BAN ALL SALES to California, New York and every other State that has Gun Control Laws, it would make their day.
They make excellent rifles.
Oklahoma is conservative. I have a Daughter living there.
Florida’s First Congressional District has been called the most conservative in the nation. Unfortunately, South of Orlando is not fit for human habitation.
What, they don’t want to stick around just make airsoft guns once Democrats finish banning all gunpowder-fired guns?
And the universities - that don’t pay taxes.
Also, Electric Boat probably would have left if previous senator Leiberman hadn’t saved the sub base from being closed.
And to think, Connecticut and Mass used to be the arms making capitols states of the US.
Back in 1962, Thomas J. Dodd and Emanuel Cellar proposed laws to prevent then import of 5 shot bolt action Army surplus rifles “to prevent crime.”
Really it was to protect their gun making industry from cheap competition.
Idahos efforts to attract firearms, ammunition makers have paid off
By Sharon Fisher, April 13, 2018, Idaho Business Review
A recent survey ranked Idaho as the state most dependent on the firearms industry.
According to WalletHub, Idaho ranked first in the firearms industry, 10th in gun prevalence, and third in gun politics. Other states rounding out the top five were Montana, Alaska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The study ranked Idaho as having the most firearms industry jobs per capita, and the highest total firearms-industry output per capita, tied with New Hampshire. The state did not rank in the top five for the highest average wages and benefits nor in the total taxes paid per capita.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, one of the sources for the WalletHub study, noted in its Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report 2018 that the Idaho firearm and ammunition industry was responsible for 3,219 jobs with wages of $129 million and output of $556 million. Suppliers were responsible for an additional 1,500 jobs, $77 million in wages, and $300 million in output, while there were 1,371 induced jobs at $53 million in wages and $180 million in output, for a total of 6,090 jobs, $259 million in wages, and more than $1 billion in output, the report continued. Average wages were $42,600, while the federal excise tax collected was almost $10 million.
Im left handed and nervous about getting a left handed weapon.
So many guns and years of training myself to adapt, but I wonder if I could handle the change.
Never knew Stag was into lefties......
Stage must be doing well...most of their models are listed as “out of stock” on their web site.
Stage = STAG
unmentioned is the Wyoming tendency to view lawyers and law suits deemed frivolous in a very dim light.
Wyoming is defense against lawsuits for arms makers
Gun owners generally seem to be unlucky when traveling with their weapons. I wonder if there is a linkage.
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