Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy: Public safety trumps loss of gun manufacturers
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who on Thursday signed some of the nation’s most sweeping new gun-control laws, brushed aside concerns on Sunday that the Second Amendment crackdown could drive several longtime arms manufacturers from his state.
“We’ve decided that public safety trumps all of that,” Mr. Malloy, a 57-year-old Democrat, told CNN. “I hope they stay and manufacture products that can legally be sold. But if they leave, that will be a decision they make. We’re not making them leave.”
Connecticut is home to several gun and ammunition firms, including the iconic Colt Manufacturing Co.
Mr. Malloy, flanked by family members of the victims of last year’s Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., signed legislation that adds more than 100 firearms to the state’s assault weapons ban, creates the nation’s first dangerous weapon offender registry, adds rules for buying ammunition and requires background checks for all firearms sales. SOURCE
Well Governor Malloy, I applaud you and your state for your stand against guns, ammo, ammo magazines and so forth, I really do, because, you see, I don’t give a DAMN about what happens to you, Connecticut or your economy.
I want to thank you for making life hard on these *evil* gun makers because I am hoping that many of them will leave Connecticut and come to Texas, just like the folks in this story are doing!
Firearms Company Relocating To North Texas
BRECKENRIDGE (CBS 11 NEWS) – A firearms company that makes AR-15 style rifles for the iconic brand Colt, will open a plant in Breckenridge in Stephens County. Oregon company Bold Ideas confirmed the development Friday.
Bold Ideas goes by the name Colt Competition, making high accuracy rifles for competition shooting.
The company has not officially announced the opening, but employment applications are already available at the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce. A non-specific, help wanted ad appeared in the local newspaper classifieds earlier in the week.
Sources say Colt Competition will move into a large vacant industrial space on the north side of town, previously used by Karsten Homes to manufacture mobile homes.
The move by Colt Competition into Breckenridge comes as the CEO of Colt Manufacturing in Connecticut has said there will soon be few good answers to keep his company in the state. Connecticut passed some of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws this week. SOURCE
Admittedly, Colt Competition is not coming to Rowlett, my home, but it is coming to North Texas and that is good for ALL of us in the region.
I can’t help but believe that if some folks in City Planning and Development in any number of Texas cities had actually had an ear to the ground and were paying attention to current events, and had acted in an aggressive manner to promote their cities and make contact with major gun makers, we may have already seen even MORE gun related companies coming to Texas.
Alas, it seems that some cities aren’t prepared to move swiftly on ANY project and, I feel, are sometimes quite myopic in their vision of what a city could be.
There are several gun companies, parts and ammo makers that are located in very unfriendly areas of the Northeast and in places like Colorado and on the west coast.
There is NO reason for those companies to stay in HOSTILE territory when they could come to Texas and receive immediate BREAKS simply because the cost of living is a lot lower here and Texas doesn’t have a state income tax.
That alone is quite an incentive package in MY opinion.
In any event, I want to congratulate Breckenridge, Texas for scoring this win in the big battle for gun company relocation, I hope it opens the door to many MORE such moves to the great state of Texas.