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CONNECTICUT GUN MAKERS BEING WOOED

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New Gun Laws Could Lead To Big Names Leaving
By Harold Hutchison

Some of the country’s most famous gun makers – Colt, Ruger, and Mossberg – are based in the state of Connecticut. However, if Gov. Dan Malloy gets his way, those companies may be leaving the Nutmeg State, taking jobs and $1.7 billion in revenue with them.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is also based in Connecticut, raised those concerns as officials from states like Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Mississippi approached gun companies in states that are considering gun bans.

“In our state, you will not be criticized for providing good [sic] to the law abiding citizens who enjoy hunting, shooting or who just want the peace of mind that comes with the constitutional right to protect their families,” Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn wrote to a number of gun makers.

In Maryland, Beretta has threatened to pull out if radical new legislation is passed. In Colorado, Magpul, which makes after-market magazines for the AR-15, among other products, has also threatened to leave the state if new gun laws are passed.