Which gun companies might move?


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Flechette
February 5, 2014, 03:31 PM
With the increasing polarization of our country between Socialism vs. traditional American ideology, several gun manufacturers have moved out of anti-gun states to states that respect the Constitution.

Beretta, ATI, Magpul and Remington have announced their plans to relocate.

Do you know of any other companies considering moving? I can put them in touch with some economic development organizations that can help them move.

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Teachu2
February 5, 2014, 06:13 PM
Do you know of any other companies considering moving? I can put them in touch with some economic development organizations that can help them move.

I think they've all been pitched to death by every Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Agency, realator, huckster, shyster, politician, and tax board in the other states.

herrwalther
February 5, 2014, 08:13 PM
Glad to hear Remington is considering a move. They weren't planning on one, at least publicly, last I heard. I would like Kimber to move as well even though they are not being targeted by the SAFE act. But that doesn't mean they won't be soon.

bullzeye8
February 5, 2014, 09:55 PM
Isn't Colt thinking about moving too.

mbopp
February 5, 2014, 10:15 PM
Kahr left NY. Also AR15.com.

Old Fuff
February 5, 2014, 10:31 PM
Given their back-order situation I suspect a lot of companies are doing some considering, but won't move at this time because of production down time. However, it is more likely that they won't expand where they are now either.

If overall employment shrinks some states may come to wish they hadn't done what they did, especially if their new "reasonable" statutes get overturned by federal courts. :uhoh:

JERRY
February 5, 2014, 10:34 PM
opening additional shops in one state while maintaining offices in another is not really moving.

Queen_of_Thunder
February 6, 2014, 07:56 AM
opening additional shops in one state while maintaining offices in another is not really moving.
True but it is the first step to moving as it ensures production continues. This is the perfect time for a company to move and update their operations without using their own money.

22-rimfire
February 6, 2014, 09:03 AM
Beretta only announced that they are building another facility and may gradually shift production from their Maryland facility. They already had warehousing in VA.

Kahr is moving to Eastern PA but will continue their production in their regular facility for now.

Had not heard anything about Remington. They already have manufacturing in KY.

Colt would like to move. But I doubt they will do it.

danez71
February 6, 2014, 02:52 PM
Here's an article about this subject.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/05/another-gun-maker-says-ciao-to-restrictive-laws.aspx

Krusty783
February 6, 2014, 03:13 PM
I hope that RRA, Springfield, DSA & Armalite leave Illinois if only to hasten that state's implosion.

Kynoch
February 6, 2014, 03:16 PM
With the increasing polarization of our country between Socialism vs. traditional American ideology, several gun manufacturers have moved out of anti-gun states to states that respect the Constitution.

Beretta, ATI, Magpul and Remington have announced their plans to relocate.

Do you know of any other companies considering moving? I can put them in touch with some economic development organizations that can help them move.
Remington has said they would move from Ilion, NY? Do you have a source?

Midwest
February 6, 2014, 10:33 PM
"Beretta CEO Cites Maryland’s Disrespect For His Company, Gun Owners As Reason For $45 Million Tennessee Expansion"

http://personalliberty.com/2014/02/06/beretta-ceo-cites-marylands-disrespect-for-his-company-gun-owners-as-reason-for-45-million-tennessee-expansion/


"In an open letter this week, Ugo Gussalli Beretta, CEO and president of the company, explained that Maryland’s disrespect for gun rights was the reason for the decision." (not to expand operations in Maryland)

Ugo Gussalli Beretta wrote ....."But in any event, because of these new restrictions and the pattern of harassment aimed at lawful firearm owners we have seen in Maryland over the decades, we decided to expand our facilities in a state that shows more respect for citizens who exercise their Second Amendment rights."

The article went on and gave the reason why Beretta chose Gallatin Tennessee for their '$45 million manufacturing and research and development facility'. "We chose Tennessee also because the vast majority of its residents and their elected officials have shown that they respect and honor the American tradition of personal freedoms, including the right to bear arms."


I suggest reading the whole article, it is a good write up. Bottom line, while Maryland loses. But Tennessee (and gun owners) it is a win, a big win and it sends a strong message.





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vkeith
February 7, 2014, 03:10 AM
I suggest reading the whole article, it is a good write up. Bottom line, while Maryland loses. But Tennessee (and gun owners) it is a win, a big win and it sends a strong message.

Good article.

As a resident of Tennessee, I welcome Beretta to the state. They will find an atmosphere here that is very conducive to their business interests. I have always appreciated that they manufacture quality weapons, but have never been a Beretta advocate (even though my wife is). However, their locating a plant in my state will influence my future purchasing decisions as it will support a pro-2A company that is providing jobs for my fellow residents by producing high quality products.

Beretta's decision to expand their production capacity in a state that, for the most part, respects the 2nd Amendment shows that the power of the purse is still alive and well.

Flechette
February 7, 2014, 02:42 PM
I think they've all been pitched to death by every Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Agency, realator, huckster, shyster, politician, and tax board in the other states.

That's why I am looking specifically for companies now *starting* to think about moving.

Flechette
February 7, 2014, 02:43 PM
Remington has said they would move from Ilion, NY? Do you have a source?

http://www.ibtimes.com/southern-exposure-gun-sales-surge-northeast-manufacturers-fleeing-dixie-1533842

"One of the biggest and most celebrated gun-makers in New York -- which has been in the business for almost two centuries -- may also flee southward. According to media reports in Tennessee, Remington Arms, based in Herkimer County, N.Y., is actively seeking a new headquarters in the Nashville area. Like many firearms manufacturers in New York, Remington fears what SAFE will do to its bottom line, and its concerns have been exacerbated by warnings from some gun consumers that they may not do business with New York-based companies anymore."

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