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Gun business exodus begins in Colorado

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Midwest, May 6, 2013.

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  1. statelineblues

    statelineblues Member

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    In the 1980's a friend of mine was an FFL Class 2 manufacturer who's bread and butter business was full auto conversions (mainly HK) from semi autos. Along comes the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 and *poof* 80% - 90% of his business is gone.
    At least these guys have a chance to find a place where they can carry on...

    Plus, many companies looking to move will see businesses leaving a state and think twice about going there.
     
  2. 22-rimfire

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    Moving a company is a major business decision. The laws did not make manufacturing these products illegal or even restricted, but the laws have made selling their products in certain states illegal or restricted. I support the moves and I hope that more companies follow suit. I expect Beretta to move completely out of Maryland. I suspect their building the factory there was a political decision in the first place being close to the central government in DC.

    I'm hoping that Remington moves more production from NY to NC and KY. I hope Colt moves as well. Many states and cities/counties would provide significant tax incentives to move a factory into their local.
     
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