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Stag Arms leaving Connecticut?

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  1. Slater

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    Hope they come to the Gunshine State and bring their jobs with them. :thumbup:
     
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    The crazy thing is they're saying this:
    "Stag Arms have announced their intention to move their headquarters from New Britain, Connecticut. Stag Arms’ Facebook announcement of the plan to move, however, didn’t expressly state that they’re leaving their current state. However, according to a Middletown Press article, New Britain’s mayor stated that Stag Arms had been “courted by other states since Connecticut passed stringent gun control laws following the 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.”
    From my understanding of the reading I did researching SH shooting, those guns were already illegal in CT at the time of the shooting. More laws that don't accomplish the stated goal.
     
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    AR15's being illegal in certain states is a misnomer. AR15's are technically illegal in New York, but I can certainly go to the local gunshop and buy one. Looks weird, but it works. Somewhat similar the in CT.

    https://www.ctlegalars.com/
     
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  5. ATLDave

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    Huh, I haven't thought about Stag Arms in years.
     
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    I'm surprised they didn't leave sooner. Even companies that have nothing to do with firearms have left a lot of those highly taxed and regulated business environments for more business friendly states. Being a firearms maker is even worse in the eyes of many state officials; which is based on what I've seen in N.Y. State, which seems to harbor a secret desire to drive companies like that out of state. The tax rates alone are a prime motivator to move, even without factoring in the gun laws. Most of it comes down to the fact that moving means a much better bottom line. I'd wager that Adam Weatherby could back me up on that statement.
     
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    <<<= This is my shocked face.

    Seems prudent.
     
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    Notice I didn't say "intended goal".
     
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    This is a very good trend that needs to be encouraged. Another company that is relocating is Rainer Arms moving from Washington to Wichita, Kansas.
     
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    All firearms and accessory companies should come to TN. Beretta and Barret think it's great
     
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    Nah, don't go halfway; DO IT RIGHT. DO NOT stop in Tennessee, GO ALL THE WAY!!!

    COME TO ALABAMA!!!!!!!!!:D
     
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    This desire to punish the gun, oil, fracking and insurance industries is slowly spreading to become a desire to punish and tax all industries.

    Amazon was scared away from NYC because of this desire and the loss of thousands of good paying jobs to the area didn't matter.
     
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    This puts my favorite AR manufacturer less than 2 hours away!

    Yay!
     
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    Weatherby, Mag-pul, and now Stag moving to WY this year.The last two to Cheyenne. Do we see a pattern developing here?
     
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    Working in both a high-tax, gun-hating state and a super competitive AR market, I'm surprised they hung around in CT as long as they did.
     
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    Cheyenne is ideal, except for the poor SOBs that have to live there. An hour and change to Denver airport, low taxes, excellent rail and truck access, an appreciative community, a supportive legislature, and cheap energy. With Weatherby moving to Sheridan, Magpul moving to Cheyenne and many other firearms manufacturers being courted, Wyoming is becoming a firearms manufacturing entrepôt.
     
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    Cheyenne is ideal, except for the poor SOBs that have to live there.
    Careful now!:D
    I resemble that statement. :cool:;)
     
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    I know a guy in Loveland who drives up to use the VA hospital in Cheyenne cause it's easier than driving down to Denver.
    I think it is great that gun companies are moving to business, and gun, friendlier states. :thumbup:
     
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    Sorry. I spend a lot of time there. I can’t even say it’s a great place to visit. How about, “Lots of nice people live there, and it’s better than Laramie.” ?
     
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    I'll just say Cheyenne has come a LONG way in the past 20 years. (I can be PC once in a while). But the main thing is WY can use all the business they can get due to the coal/oil business hurting.
     
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