Firearm manufacturers are relocating from states with strict gun control

Today’s Patriot Post shows that those whose Second Amendment rights have been further restricted by blue state legislators are fighting back.

Some firearm manufacturers in those states are planning to relocate their businesses to other states, while the citizens are attempting to recall politicians who supported the increased restrictions.


Connecticut has long been home to a number of firearm manufacturers, but that’s quickly changing following state lawmakers’ decision to exploit the Sandy Hook massacre to increase gun restrictions.

In fact, the state ranks number seven in firearm production, providing nearly 3,000 direct jobs and thousands more through business channels. But Mark Malkowski, founder and owner of Stag Arms, is the latest in a string of companies announcing their intention to set up shop elsewhere.

“[T]he state seems to want to be able to both have their cake and eat it, too,” notes HotAir’s Erika Johnsen. “The new gun-control laws did not restrict gun manufacturing in Connecticut, but merely the ability of those businesses to sell and distribute what they manufacture in the state — but they sure would like for those jobs to stick around!”

In other words, they’re more than happy to reap the benefits of booming business — as long as the product is sold elsewhere. It’s a typical leftist double standard.

Colorado is facing its own backlash. Magpul Industries joined nearly two dozen plaintiffs, including 54 county sheriffs, in suing the state. The lawsuit’s focus is on two recently implemented gun control measures: universal background checks, and a ban on “high-capacity” magazines (a term arbitrarily defined as a magazine holding more than 15 rounds).

While Magpul is joining the fight, they’re moving forward with relocating. Duane Liptak, director of product management and marketing, explained that the legal action is a matter of devotion and principle: “[W]e will not turn our back on our native state.”

Simultaneously, several lawmakers face recall efforts. The message here is that Democrats were naive to believe they could trample the Constitution without a fight. We commend those who are standing to defend Rule of Law.

When the left restrains the Second Amendment, there are consequences. Their actions not only violate the intent of that amendment, it costs jobs, people’s lives are affected and they are fighting back – Freedom is not Free, even in America especially under the Obama regime!



  1. Brian Opsahl

    Yea answer the rape crap…Juice …that’s your republicans doing that…?


  2. Juice

    Of course it isn’t right. What is Obama doing about it? Executive Order? Override Congress ? (if it saves just one woman). Fire Halliburton? He does Nothing as usual and it continues. Start at the top! Write your President. It’s not my fault.

  3. Brian Opsahl

    It’s YOUR party you follow and cherrish so much…and they vote against women based on Haliburton and money…Mr.Obama has spoken out against this crap….why haven’t you..?
    You call us the party of free things (absurd) ….well then you have become the party of RAPE…!!

    They voted 30 republicans for protecting the rapest….wow..!!

  4. wilson

    Obama is outraged about Gitmo, the IRS, Fast, Furious, Benghazi and warrant-less wire taps while at the same time doing nothing to change things and in some cases making things worse. He then promotes those like Susan Rice who was complicit in fabricating the Benghazi talking points.

  5. snuss

    Brian, once again, you proved nothing.

    On a related topic:

    Heller to Press Club: Learn About Guns Before You Write About Them

    The man who took on D.C.’s gun ban resulting in the landmark 2008 Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the right to bear arms for self-defense told the National Press Club today “the real truth is not being reported…that gun freedom equals safety.”

    “I have examples of firearms being used to save lives today, legislators whimsically choosing how many bullets we need for our guns and our self-defense, that gun-free zones rarely are, and the First Amendment and the Second Amendment are co-dependent within the Bill of Rights,” he said.

    Army vet Dick Heller, who lives on Capitol Hill and is now the treasurer of the District of Columbia Libertarian Party, moved to Washington in 1976 and worked in law enforcement. He bought his first firearm a month later to protect his home. Two months later, the D.C. city council enacted the district’s gun ban.

    “I voted Democrat in 1977, for Jimmy Carter, but after two bullet holes came into my house, at two different times, one through the living room window, and one through my front door, my perspective, as you might imagine, on politics, D.C., and gun control measures, changed,” said Heller.

    “Back then, in ’76, it was the wild, wild West in D.C., while at the same time, having the strictest gun control laws in the country. It didn’t make any sense. Sometimes it felt — it felt like living in a war zone, and with all the violence that we saw on TV, on the evening news, D.C. residents were brainwashed into being terrified, and we need government to protect us.”

    Twenty-five years later, he said, he learned of the millions of firearms uses each year “by good guy citizens that defend their households.”

    “I can only conclude that many reporters are willfully biased by mainly reporting stories associated with illegal or inappropriate firearms usage only, which results in a negative portrayal of both the Second Amendment, and any American citizens that choose to exercise that right, even if in a responsible manner,” Heller told the Press Club.

    “For instance, think about the firearm spokesman for the administration, Vice President Joe Biden. How many reporters of the media have explained to your readers or viewers that this glib, double-barreled shotgun philosophy of self-defense, two blasts off the balcony, or through the door, would get one thrown in jail, or an innocent person dead? His advice violates key rules, all the key rules of gun safety. I never heard an admonishment at all from the press for that,” he continued.

    Stating that media covering gun-control legislation could use a crash course in gun safety, Heller proceeded to give a “condensed version”: “One, treat every gun as if it’s always loaded, so keep your finger off the trigger. Number two, know your target and what’s beyond the target, before putting your cotton-picking finger on the trigger. And number three, don’t point a gun at anything that you’re not willing to see destroyed, living or not living.”

    Heller shifted to the debate about limits on ammunition capacity, noting “even the various states cannot agree on how many rounds are enough or too many.”

    “Colorado just said 15 rounds is enough. D.C. says it’s 10. New York law now says seven rounds are enough in your magazine, and past governor Manchin said, well three are enough for a rifle,” he said. “Question, do you really believe the New York cops think they would only need seven rounds if they find themselves facing a lethal threat as second responders to a scene? Shouldn’t the first responders, the victims, be as well-armed as the second responders?”

    The man whose name will always be associated with gun rights in U.S. history then took aim at gun-free zones as leaving teachers at Sandy Hook and other victims powerless to fight back against a madman.

    “So does a gun-free zone keep criminals out? Some continue to play ostrich, but intelligent and rational people now understand the true meaning of gun-free zone. A, it isn’t. B, the true nomenclature should be DVZ, that’s called designated victim zone, or mass-murder empowerment zone,” said Heller. “Yet some tyrants in waiting think all of America should be a complete gun-free zone, or mass-murder empowerment zone.”

    Heller lauded Students for Concealed Carry for persuading six state legislatures and 200 colleges nationwide to allow firearms on campus, and brought up a 2002 case where a student upset over his grades killed three at Appalachian School of Law before two students raced to their cars and retrieved their handguns.

    “In one newspaper clipping that I saved, the student guns were not even mentioned in the story. Some just love to leave that part out of the story. Was that honest and unbiased coverage? In fact, the students didn’t even have to shoot their guns. They merely brandished their firearms, then tackled the killer. That is courageous and responsible gun ownership,” he said.

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  6. Juice

    Brian says “Mr.Obama has spoken out against this crap”. you are exactly right. He is a spineless do-nothing. Hey, michelle, time for another $4M vacation.

  7. On a related note…….

    Novel gun control: Prosecutors increase enforcement of existing laws after Sandy Hook shooting

    Federal gun prosecutions, which reached a relative low late last year, have risen steadily in the months since December’s school shooting, according to the latest statistics that suggest the administration has put more effort into enforcing existing laws.

    In November, the month before the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 schoolchildren and six adults, the federal government prosecuted 482 weapons cases, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University — the lowest single-month total since November 2009 and the second-lowest monthly total since President Obama took office in January 2009.

    The number of prosecutions increased to slightly more than 500 in December, January and February and then shot to 673 in March and 697 in April, as Congress debated — and ultimately rejected — Mr. Obama’s call for stricter gun control laws.

    “As far as I can see, there’s been no increase in the size of the agency or its legal authority,” David Burnham, co-director of TRAC, said of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “What triggered this, I don’t know. This really looks like perhaps outside criticism had an effect.”

    A spokesman for the ATF, which is the chief federal agency devoted to gun crimes, could not be reached Wednesday for comment on the numbers.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/12/prosecutors-used-existing-gun-laws-as-congress-deb/#ixzz2W7U325Vv
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    What an interesting idea, actually enforcing EXISTING laws!

  8. The virtual President, on gun control:


  9. “Glock Block” or “Gun Free” zones. Where do you suppose the criminals will go?


  10. On a related note, see what the idiot Leftist gun-grabbers tried, to advance their pathetic agenda:

    Bloomberg’s Gun Control Rally Names Boston Bomber as Victim of Gun Violence

    At a June 18 gun control rally in New Hampshire sponsored by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, the name of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was read aloud as a recent victim of gun violence.

    Throughout the rally, organizers read a list of names of people who had been killed with guns since the Dec. 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

    When they read Tsarnaev’s name, pro-gun supporters who were at the rally to counter Bloomberg’s group began shouting, “He’s a terrorist,” according to a report by Tim Buckland of the New Hampshire Union-Leader.

    Tsarnaev was killed by police in a gun fight days after detonating bombs at the Boston Marathon.

    Read more at: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/19/Bloomberg-s-Gun-Control-Group-Names-Boston-Terrorist-As-Victim-Of-Gun-Violence-Anger-Ensues

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