Taurus might be toast!!!


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denfoote
January 2, 2003, 04:02 PM
New Government in Brazil!!!! :what:

http://famulus.msnbc.com/famulusintl/reuters01-02-111344.asp?reg=americas&vts=1220031117

Have to wait and see!!! :rolleyes:

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10-Ring
January 2, 2003, 04:11 PM
Truly is "wait & see" time :scrutiny: It would be a shame if the gov't had a neg. affect on Taurus. I'd bet that Taurus generates pretty decent tax money & jobs for their local economy.

Flying V
January 2, 2003, 05:19 PM
Maybe Taurus will start making Makarovs.

I wonder if Forjas Taurus S.A. has emergency plans to move their entire operation to the US.

El Tejon
January 2, 2003, 05:36 PM
Atlas Shrugs?

Isn't the corporate HQ in Miami? What's the price per square foot in Florida? Educate the workforce if can't bring with?

Maybe I should give the Chamber of Commerce a call? From Brazil to the scenic Wabash Valley.:D

firestar
January 2, 2003, 05:57 PM
Normally I would say good ridance to bad rubish (I don't like Taurus) but if this happens it will be a huge mistake.

The new government is left wing and wants to improve the economy and standard of living for the poor. If they think that closing down a huge gun company is going to help that situation, they good luck! I don't see how it will help matters but I am just a stupid American. We Americans don't understand economics, that is why we are the stongest economy in the world.:banghead:

Kahr carrier
January 2, 2003, 06:06 PM
:uhoh:

RussB
January 2, 2003, 06:33 PM
Maybe I'm missing something, but where does it say that Taurus is in any "trouble" :confused:

4v50 Gary
January 2, 2003, 06:41 PM
H.Q. in Florida is probably a separate U.S. subsidiary of the parent corporation in Brazil. I suspect that their mfg. facilities here aren't that large when compared to what's at home. Kinda like H.K. USA and H.K. on Oberndorf.

Forseti
January 2, 2003, 09:32 PM
There is no mention of Taurus in the story. As a business, and as a country concerned with exports, I imagine there will be no effect.

bastiat
January 2, 2003, 09:44 PM
A telling quote from the article:

While Lula has promised to reduce the gap between rich and poor, analysts said his decision to break bread with prominent leftists on his first day in office did not signal future rocky relations with the United States, like Chavez and Castro have.

With the leftist approach, this is usually involves making the rich poorer instead of making the poor richer. :rolleyes:

Redlg155
January 2, 2003, 11:29 PM
I seriously doubt there will be any effect. Brazil has a great thing going with the gun industry.

I believe the Imbel FAL recievers are also produced there.

The two peas in a pod are politics and pocketbook. These two are inseperable.

Good Shooting
RED

Blackhawk
January 2, 2003, 11:58 PM
Strange world....

Seems like in the '70s, Brazilian cars had to burn ethanol because it had NO domestic oil supplies. Now At Chavez's request, Brazil has sent an oil tanker to Venezuela loaded with fuel, outraging the striking opposition. Unless Brazil now has domestic oil, it sent a tanker to Venezuela with fuel it imported.

With 54/170 people being "poor" and Lula's mantra being to help them by "Change, agrarian reform, social justice", I would expect a Brazilian exodus of money and industrialists.

I wouldn't mind Taurus becoming an American company. Florida could handle a second gun manufacturer. Maybe that's already been hedged by Taurus by setting up Taurus, U.S.A.

denfoote
January 3, 2003, 05:12 AM
Maybe I'm missing something, but where does it say that Taurus is in any "trouble

"Political power flows from the barrel of a gun and that gun must never be allowed to fall from the grasp of the Communist Party."
---Mao Tse Dong

Leftists and people owning guns do not mix!!! Where ever they are!!
To show "solidarity" with our fraternal peace loving comrades at the Violence Policy Center, we have decided to "restrict" the export of the evil capitalist weapons of war. Of course, we will subsidize production for our own needs!!! There will be no loss of jobs!!!

This is also the Maxim for all the liberal (leftist) demoncrats like Chucky "the little demon doll" Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Billery Klinton and the whole sorry lot!! That is why the gun must never be allowed to fall from the grasp of the (American) people!!! Show me one socialist country where the people are armed????

PATH
January 3, 2003, 07:27 AM
AMEN!

stans
January 3, 2003, 09:30 AM
Reduce the gap between the rich and the poor and provide everyone with food; sounds like the standard communist mantra to me. As it usually works out, the population is disarmed, those in power get rich and eat well, everyone else gets poorer and starves, but since they are disarmed they can't force any changes.

Jim March
January 3, 2003, 01:52 PM
In a poor country like Brazil, any company successfully exporting legal product to the US has absolutely nothing to worry about.

BigG
January 3, 2003, 02:01 PM
Doesn't "Forjas" Springfield Armory get their 45s made in Brasil?

JeepDriver
January 3, 2003, 07:52 PM
I hope Taurus doesn't have problems with the new goverment. Being in Maryland Taurus is one of only 5 approved gun makers for sale in Maryland right now. If I want a new handgun my choices are really limited. I need all the options I can get

makarov
January 4, 2003, 01:30 AM
The small guns like the PT-22 are made in the US - they couldn't legally be imported.

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