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Beretta Follows Through on Threat
By Harold Hutchison

Beretta’s announcement last week that it was opening a new research and manufacturing facility in Tennessee in the wake of Maryland’s passage of gun-grabbing legislation and Virginia’s election of Bloomberg stooge Terry McAuliffe is part of a growing trend where gun makers are leaving states that disregard Second Amendment rights.

According to a report by The Motley Fool, a financial blog, while Beretta is the biggest name to snub a state with restrictive gun laws, it is not the only one to do so. Ruger, Stag Arms, Kahr Arms, and PTR Industries have also either moved or they have opened new facilities in states that are far more supportive of law-abiding gun owners. Magpul, which makes magazines, pulled out of Colorado over legislation restricting magazine capacity to 15 rounds.

Could gun-makers voting with their feet become a trend?