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!