Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy: Public safety trumps loss of gun manufacturers

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.

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13 Responses to Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy: Public safety trumps loss of gun manufacturers

  1. Right Handed Cowboy says:

    I too would like to thank the Gov of Connecticut for allowing Colt to move to Texas. I am sure now that the formet employees of Colt are jumping for joy as well as tbey receive their unemployment checks.

    All I can say is thank you thank you Govenor. Your loss is our gain.

  2. BobF says:

    Apparently this governor is a fool. His state already had some of the strictest gun restrictions in the nation and it still didn’t stop a deranged animal from killing his mother and using her guns to kill other. He believes his feel good measures will promote public safety when statistics already show that states and cities with the strictest gun control measures have some of the most violent crime. Like you Fred, I could give a flip about Connecticut and its economy.

  3. Katie says:

    Connecticut’s voters will be pleased though. No more evil gun makers in the state. No more evil jobs from the evil gun makers in the state. No more tax revenues from both workers and the evil gun makers in the state.

    Texas is getting the better bargain. Skilled workers and jobs.

  4. PatriotUSA says:

    Well, they sure as hell will NEVER relocate to POORegon, which is one of the most regressive ‘progressive’ states in the country. The state legislature has just started looking a new, stricter gun measures to consider, all of them strangling our 2nd amendment rights, in my opinion.

    I hope every gun company in such hostile states as Ct, Colo, etc. relocate to Texas and the sooner they do it, the better off they will be.

    Bravo for Texas and If could afford to, I would move back to Texas in a heartbeat. One day in the future I will return home to Texas.

  5. Patrick Sperry says:

    Great move on Colt’s part! Who wants to be in business where your work is not only not appreciated, but essentially illegal.

  6. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    I say: let EVERY gun manufacturer move from Connecticut.

    Let their WALK reflect their TALK, and let their tax base diminish so that the Connecticut Taxpayers can take it up the ASS in order to PAY for those companies leaving!

    WALK it Connecticut, don’t just TALK it.


    • Hgpsurf says:

      Connecticut taxpayers are already taking it up the ass, par for the course for a heavily Democratic state. The Northeast is pathetic. May they all drive a Chevy Volt.

  7. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    My wife’s sister and her husband live in Breckenridge. They’re not particularly smart. She wants to move to Fornicalia to live in Fresno, where she began her drug problems and likely her good druggie friends may still live — because she isn’t having an easy employment time in Tejas and her husband runs a very small church which is losing cash.

    I might want to let them know about this move. Not sure they’re smart enough to take advantage of it, or skilled enough to apply.


  8. BobF says:

    What’s going to give Texas the draw over other states that are just as or even more gun friendly is taxes. With no personal or corporate state taxes, it’s not only good for the company but their employees. The salary of an employee will go further in Texas than other states because of not having to pay state income taxes. Tony Romo’s recent resigning and multimillion contract has brought this to light to the rest of the nation. Although Romo is now the 5th highest paid player in the NFL, he becomes the highest paid player after taxes as he pays no state tax on his income.

  9. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Bob F: are you the “Major Bob” who signs into the Hugh Hewitt Hughniverse, pray tell?


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