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A Gun Maker Moves On
NYT ^ | 6/29/13 | NYT

Posted on 06/30/2013 5:17:35 AM PDT by 4buttons

copy&paste from NYT, incredibly heavy-handed anti-gun claptrap.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; firearms; guncontrol; mediabias; secondamendment
Editorial:

One of Connecticut’s gun manufacturers, PTR Industries, is departing the state in a melodramatic huff for gun-friendly South Carolina, complaining about the tightened gun safety laws enacted in Hartford by conscience-stricken legislators following the Newtown gun massacre of 20 children and 6 educators last December.

“One hundred percent of our product line is illegal in Connecticut,” explained John McNamara, the company’s vice president for sales. “They just want to collect our tax dollars on a product that they don’t think is safe to own.”

The sad truth, of course, is that PTR Industries and the rest of the gun industry have absolutely nothing to fear from Connecticut’s tougher controls on military-style assault rifles and large-scale bullet magazines. That’s because in 2005, Congress and President George W. Bush, in shameless obeisance to the gun lobby, immunized arms manufacturers from damage suits by gunshot victims. The gun lobby had sought this protection after relatives of the eight sniper victims in Washington, D.C., won $2.5 million in damages from a rifle manufacturer.

This outrageous law, called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, can only be envied by other industries whose products might affect public safety. Not that the estimated $30 billion gun industry can’t afford liability; gun sales actually spiked during and after the national uproar about Newtown.

Gun-friendly states are courting other Connecticut arms makers. “Come on down!” tweeted Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. Josh Fiorini, PTR Industries’ chief executive, described South Carolinians’ hearty welcome and “excitement about our product line” for The Wall Street Journal: “Everybody wants to talk to you. Everybody wants a gun.”

Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut did not quite say to PTR’s executives: Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. But his office succinctly explained: “We decided to prioritize public safety.”

1 posted on 06/30/2013 5:17:36 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: 4buttons

Protections for abortion clinics are just fine with the NYT, including the suppression of pro-life groups.

Liberal hypocrisy on display, folks!


2 posted on 06/30/2013 5:23:01 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: 4buttons

The New York Times is on the ropes, because nobody wants it.

Imagine the starving reporters, without a clue as to why they’re on the streets.

F’em.


3 posted on 06/30/2013 5:23:39 AM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: 4buttons
This outrageous law, called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, can only be envied by other industries whose products might affect public safety.

Nothing outrageous about that law in the least.

Can you sue a knife maker if someone stabs you? Can you a sue a car manufacturer if someone kills your spouse in an auto accident? No, unless the product was defective in some way.

4 posted on 06/30/2013 5:24:30 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: 4buttons

I wish Colt Arms would do the same thing


5 posted on 06/30/2013 5:24:55 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: 4buttons

GWB did a great job there.


6 posted on 06/30/2013 5:25:33 AM PDT by Vision (Political Correctness is unAmerican)
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To: Fzob
Can you sue a knife maker if someone stabs you? Can you a sue a car manufacturer if someone kills your spouse in an auto accident? No, unless the product was defective in some way.

Can you sue planned parenthood for the death of an innocent baby? </s>

7 posted on 06/30/2013 5:28:29 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: 4buttons
Connecticut: PTR, why are you moving?

PTR Industries: Connecticut, you just made the products we sell illegal.

Connecticut: What difference does it make?

PTR Industries: So let me get this straight, you don't want our products in Connecticut, but you do want our tax dollars.

Connecticut: I think you understand now.

PTR Industries: I think you understand now why we are moving (you anti freedom loving, un Constitutional, hoplophobic, hypocrites).

5.56mm

8 posted on 06/30/2013 5:28:44 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Fzob

Tagger: Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 5:33:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: 4buttons
The sad truth, of course, is that PTR Industries and the rest of the gun industry have absolutely nothing to fear from Connecticut’s tougher controls on military-style assault rifles and large-scale bullet magazines.

breath taking stooopidity... it's NOT fear, it's disgust!!!

10 posted on 06/30/2013 5:42:49 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 4buttons
large-scale bullet magazines

LMAO! That one's going in my 'things idiot liberals say' file.

11 posted on 06/30/2013 5:49:39 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I am glad they are leaving. I hope some gun companies move to Texas.


12 posted on 06/30/2013 5:54:52 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 4buttons

Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut did not quite say to PTR’s executives: Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. But his office succinctly explained: “We decided to prioritize public safety.”


I hope the citizens of Connecticut remember this and other things their state Government has foisted upon them when the Electrical Power is being rationed, and the Feral Urban Youths and hangers-on decide that what you have really doesn’t belong to you but deserves to be theirs.

Being Armed and able to defend themselves would really be nice at times like that. It’s too bad their government was so afraid of their citizens that they did all they could to disarm them. (It’s for the Public Safety Y’know.)


13 posted on 06/30/2013 5:56:46 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Erik Latranyi

GOOD FOR THEM!!Now the question is who will be made to suffer in CT. to make up the lost revenue??????????


14 posted on 06/30/2013 6:08:44 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Erik Latranyi
The sad truth, of course, is that PTR Industries and the rest of the gun industry have absolutely nothing to fear from Connecticut’s tougher controls on military-style assault rifles and large-scale bullet magazines. That’s because in 2005, Congress and President George W. Bush, in shameless obeisance to the gun lobby, immunized arms manufacturers from damage suits by gunshot victims. The gun lobby had sought this protection after relatives of the eight sniper victims in Washington, D.C., won $2.5 million in damages from a rifle manufacturer

What in the hell sort of twisted unrelated logic is this?

Producing products in a state and paying all the state, local taxes, in addition to UIC payments, fees, property taxes, sales taxes, etc. that has deemed EVERYTHING you do is illegal and prohibits the state residents from buying anything you make has absolutely nothing to do with liability immunity. The immunity rightly now exists for ALL states.

This is a matter of fealty to a state that is willing to take your money and provide jobs for its citizens but isn't willing to provide anything for it, the reverse, in fact.

The NYT, Washington DC politicos, and CT can just suck it.

15 posted on 06/30/2013 6:14:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 4buttons

In the first Civil War the North had the upper hand because they had over four times the wealth and most of the manufacturing.

This time around, the North is pushing their manufacturing away and losing their wealth.


16 posted on 06/30/2013 6:15:29 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: YankeeReb
Can we sue Zer0's mom for (the US) being punished with a baby?

No.

17 posted on 06/30/2013 6:33:48 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Fzob

Can you sue a liberal because you’re a victim of a crime?

Because I’d love to sue prominent liberal groups for their tireless work in destroying urban areas. I’d like to see the DNC pay for what they did to New Orleans.


18 posted on 06/30/2013 7:07:37 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: rarestia

It’s the evolution of dumb. They finally learned to call them magazines so they had to find a new way to mess it up.


19 posted on 06/30/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: carriage_hill
You forgot wet streets cause rain.
20 posted on 06/30/2013 7:43:17 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: 4buttons

Moving makes perfect sense, if only for distribution costs. Why pay to ship over greater distances?


21 posted on 06/30/2013 8:29:09 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: IncPen

“Imagine the starving reporters, without a clue as to why they’re on the streets.”

Give me about 30 minutes to savor that image.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 8:32:52 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: carriage_hill
Tagger: Guns kill people, pencils keyboards misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.

Modernized version.

23 posted on 06/30/2013 8:35:50 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: 4buttons

The PTR-91, US made from imported surplus H&K G3 parts is possibly the best bang one can get these days for their .308 buck. I have seen them for as little as $600. It is a rugged, accurate, reliable battle proven design. Even the magazines are a dime a dozen, I have seen them for as low as $3. It is a good large rifle for folks with smaller hands, even ladies, as the handguard and pistol grip are both smallish. The only caviat of the PTR-91 is the two rear sight options. The angled drum HK style shown below, with range adjustment is among the best Iron sights ever designed, while the triangular flip style available on some PTRs is among the worst. Both are available.


24 posted on 06/30/2013 8:44:30 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: bandleader

Now the question is who will be made to suffer in CT. to make up the lost revenue??????????

Rightfully so, the stupid CT voters who voted in these buttheads.


25 posted on 06/30/2013 8:52:38 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: Dick Bachert

Yep; I could add a lot more to that tagger, but even FR has its limits.

;^)


26 posted on 06/30/2013 8:57:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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