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Colt could leave Connecticut

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by H.m.B, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. H.m.B

    H.m.B Well-Known Member

    The story of Magpul threatening to leave Colorado has made the rounds, but I have only recently seen where Colt is also considering leaving Connecticut due to proposed laws being debated by the Legislature and pushed by Gov. Dannel Malloy include a new gun offender registry, an expanded assault weapons ban, ammunition restrictions and a ban on bulk purchases of handguns. These measures have put Colt and its nearly 700 employees in the crosshairs.

    Mods: If this is a dupe and has been posted earlier, then feel free to delete.

    Link to story here: Colt to bolt? Gun maker's boss says company feels unwelcome in Connecticut

    I could see firearms manufacturers located in states hostile to their industry relocating to more favorable locations.
  2. Havok7416

    Havok7416 Well-Known Member

    Interesting, although he is quoted as saying there are no "definite plans" as of yet. The $1.7 billion per year potential loss to Connecticut is certainly something to sit up and take notice of. Let's see where this leads...
  3. GlowinPontiac

    GlowinPontiac Well-Known Member

    Not a bulk purchase ban on just handguns.....a flat out one gun a month law. And total elimination of private sales.

    CT is going to have at minimum 180,000 new convicted felons as of Oct 1st if Gov. Malloy has his way.
  4. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    That right there's the thing isn't it? If so many laws are made that Americans exercising our Second Amendment Rights become criminals, isn't it time to stand up and do something about this tyranny?
  5. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Well-Known Member

    According to Lou Dobbs' figures tonight on Fox Bus. Channel, New York state could lose $ 2 billion if major gun companies decide to move away.
  6. YANKEE2500

    YANKEE2500 Well-Known Member

  7. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Well-Known Member

    Come on down!
  8. Twiki357

    Twiki357 Well-Known Member

    Colt is welcome to come to Arizona.
  9. kyhunter

    kyhunter Well-Known Member

    Always welcome in Kentucky. Come join Remington ;)
  10. theriflespeaks1863

    theriflespeaks1863 Well-Known Member

    You know...

    It would be nice to have a Colt plant in WI- we'd welcome you with open arms, and it would be a nice boost to the economy!

    Pretty please, Colt, pretty please with a .223 cherry on top? :D
  11. okiewita40

    okiewita40 Well-Known Member

    Oklahoma will welcome them with open arms. The same goes for magpul and any other Manufacturer.
  12. JLeòdhas

    JLeòdhas Active Member

    Colt is more than welcome in Alabama.
  13. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    If Colt does relocate it will be to a Right to Work state in the south. I would think FL as they already have operations there, but who knows.
  14. GlowinPontiac

    GlowinPontiac Well-Known Member

    We are fighting like hell here in CT but its extremely difficult when you have a governor and some legislators that say that they don't care what the public thinks and that they are going to make whatever laws they want.

    Our governor does not care about lost jobs. Met Life is moving 600+ jobs out of CT and the Governor has given a NY insurance company millions in grant money to bring in 100 jobs.

    He knows he stands zero chance of reelection so he is just doing whatever he wants to make himself look good to the democratic party so that he can move on to a position in DC.

    Jobs pour out of CT while taxes soar and Gov. Malloy just stands up and smiles saying that he created economic growth because an insurance company is being paid by the state to move into the town he is formerly the mayor of!
  15. MagnunJoe

    MagnunJoe Well-Known Member

    They should leave. And Beretta should leave Maryland.
  16. Strange Bob

    Strange Bob Well-Known Member

    All firearms/firearm accessory manufacturing should move to "friendly" states. This would make a statement. Seems this sentiment is alive in some of these companies.
  17. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Colt has shown an interest in moving with the law changes. They have a small facility in FL, but if they move there entirely, they'll have to substantially increase their building size. Time will tell. It's a business decision, costs a lot of money to move, and disrupts their work force as traditionally only management and key personnel are offered a job at the new facility unless emplyees relocate themselves.
  18. rgwalt

    rgwalt Well-Known Member

    Both are welcome in TX, along with Magpul and any other manufacturer.
  19. chrisTx

    chrisTx Well-Known Member

    Why do democrats always say "common sense gun laws"? Isn't that sort of an oxymoron? Democrats lack common sense.
  20. zorro45

    zorro45 Well-Known Member

    Please correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Colt make a corporate decision quite a few years ago to basically write off the civilian market and to focus almost exclusively on high end police and military sales?

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