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Rembrandt
March 15, 2013, 10:17 AM
Heads of Colt are feeling the wrath of gun owners because they sell to NY law enforcement agencies....bus entire workforce to persuade Conn lawmakers not to follow New York's restrictive laws.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/colt-shuts-plant-workers-talk-conn-lawmakers-18730789

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Uconnjack
March 15, 2013, 10:54 AM
It's a losing battle here in CT. Legislators and gov. won't be swayed regardless of how many more jobs and lives are impacted.

raa-7
March 15, 2013, 11:03 AM
And thats a damn shame because livelihood should be the first thing,and at the top of the list that the gov't should be protecting,but your right it's a loosing battle:(

tarosean
March 15, 2013, 11:06 AM
And thats a damn shame because livelihood should be the first thing,and at the top of the list that the gov't should be protecting,but your right it's a loosing battle


Look at Fienbags AWB ban and think of how many people she will put out of work.. Its a multi billion dollar industry that injects money into our ailing economy. Yet they dont give a hoot..

Rembrandt
March 15, 2013, 11:30 AM
Most interesting is that Colt management thinks they will loose market share and be shunned by 2nd Amendment supporters if they continue to sell to law enforcement agencies. Evidently the boycott by other manufacturers is having an impact in the industry.

gym
March 15, 2013, 11:34 AM
Pretty soon the NYPD will be carrying rossi revolvers if this keeps up

ktgivens
March 15, 2013, 11:43 AM
Then we should boycott Rossi

mberoose
March 15, 2013, 11:44 AM
Governor Malloy doesn't care about any of this. He knows he's not getting re-elected, but is banking on a cushy appointment with the Obama administration.

While all of these public hearings are happening, he's having back room meetings, hashing out the details of his anti-gun plans. Even some C.G.A. members have pretty much confirmed that this is all a waste of time, these public hearings and demonstrations. He had the balls to call the thousands of people that showed up the other day the "fringe of the fringe."

InkEd
March 15, 2013, 11:50 AM
Rossi revolvers.... I would think something more like a commie Makarov. LOL

KTXdm9
March 15, 2013, 12:05 PM
Kudos to Colt for bringing reason and logic to the discussion.

22-rimfire
March 15, 2013, 12:08 PM
They don't need guns. So, Colt should simply not sell them any through their distributors. ANY

desidog
March 15, 2013, 12:15 PM
Colt AR-15's have been banned by name in CT since 1993, along with AK's Tommy guns etc. Malloy is calling for a ban on what is already banned, acting like the ban in effect doesn't exist. In reality, it does exist and does nothing to stop gun crime in CT. (although, to be fair, the AWB has significantly reduced robbery at bayonet point...)

Here in CT, i think that the consensus from Pro- and Anti's alike is that we need better mental health screening. Nothing is going to be done about it though. A lot of people with identified mental issues are not getting proactive treatment. The in-patient facilities have been shut down, and families are forced to deal with it; some better than others. I know, because my boss' daughter should be in one...

If rights are going to be violated, and at this point they already are, I think it's not a reach to assume that if the government oversees prescription drugs, they could cross-reference the list of people receiving psychotropics and that sort of thing, further cross reference that with people with a history of violence etc, and have a short list of people that need help now.... but it's easier to blame inanimate objects.

22-rimfire
March 15, 2013, 12:25 PM
Colt should just pack up and move to a free state after of course threatening to do such. If the state doesn't care about the industry or the people, why should they? It not like they have their original factory any more. Move the museum also. The Arsenal of Freedom will not be the arsenal it used to be.

Pilot
March 15, 2013, 12:26 PM
I have "heard" Colt is building or going to build a plant in Florida. I have not been able to confirm that however. Anyone?

akv3g4n
March 15, 2013, 12:42 PM
Looks like they plan on having that in addition to the Connecticut facility. Maybe now they will change their mind and move everything down there....

That release was from a little over a year ago.

Colt’s Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce that the company will continue its progressive momentum by opening a new facility in Kissimmee, Florida. The new 16,000 square foot facility will allow Colt’s Manufacturing Company to expand into new markets and business lines in parallel with the company’s existing 100,000 square foot facility in Connecticut. Specific information on facility renovations and employee requirements will be determined over the course of the next several months.

http://www.coltsmfg.com/About/NewsEvents/tabid/71/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/32/Colt-to-Open-New-Facility.aspx

22-rimfire
March 15, 2013, 12:43 PM
The problem with the FL facility is that it is too small. There has been talk that they might make a small revolver there, but to this point I have not heard anything. I doubt that will happen personally.

Old Fuff
March 15, 2013, 01:05 PM
If Colt, as well as other firearms manufacturing companies such as Beretta in Maryland where the government is proposing to pass additional restrictive gun laws; drop a strong hint that they are considering moving, they will get all kinds of offers from Industrial Development Commissions in other states that want the jobs they represent, and it is not just the gun companies but some of they're supplies that might join the move.

But leftist state governments in the northeast don't seem to care. Maybe they will after it's too late.

BBQJOE
March 15, 2013, 02:18 PM
I've got 3 acres zoned commercial here in AZ if they'd like to move here.

Hopkins
March 15, 2013, 02:41 PM
What goes around comes around so they say. I remember Colt making the decision in the 80's to abandon the consumer firearms market in favor of the LE and military markets. They decided that the 2nd amendment was too difficult to defend. Up until Remington's parent company cutting and running this time around, Colt was the only U.S. manufacturer of its stature to exhibit such an absence of "Grace Under Fire".

GlowinPontiac
March 15, 2013, 03:18 PM
Gov. Malloy hates civilian gun ownership so much he would have the entire state unemployed if that's what it took.

As previously stated he knows he is done as governor and is now doing whatever it takes to get an appointment in D.C no matter how much damage it causes to CT.

Hell his own son was arrested for using a pistol in the armed robbery of a drug dealer. He got a slap on the wrist because daddy was mayor at the time. This states government is so corrupt it makes 3rd world dictatorships look like a better option.

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