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Gun Makers seeking greener pastures

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  1. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Truth of the matter- this is a gateway to exiting states that had Union contracts that broke the back of Winchester and Colt

    They are fishing for real money and not only tax abatement from states that have an unemployment problem but a workforce capable of going back to work and a state with money in its coffers

    Yes they are making a statement also which will be noted by their customers

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. alf174

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    Good for them, hit 'em where it hurts: in the pocket book.
     
  3. HSLDS

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    Gene,

    Why not say it this way...

    An industry, that is heavily taxed in these states, with unfriendly workforce practices, and now laws that show they are just not wanted are pulling up stakes and moving where they and their jobs are appreciated.

    A fatted calf no longer, the last straw, the one which breaks the camels back, has been dropped upon the load.
     
  4. g7777777

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    Well and that one might allow them some justification legally for moving.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. RobertT

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    So Gene, if I read you correctly these gun makers are exiting Connecticut despite a State contract with Unions, interesting.

    Robert
     
  6. g7777777

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    Robert that isnt what I said at all-- I havent talked to the gunmakers- lol

    I am certain their stated reason will be because of the gun laws passed

    The mere fact that the Unions bankrupted the oldest gunmaker in the buisness will never be uttered by them

    Regards from Iowa

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    Somehow I expect to see a few rounds of "musical money"...gun makers leave gun-unfriendly States only to be replaced by gun-unfriendly companies that appreciate those States' positions regarding firearms.

    Keller
     
  8. grnberetcj

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    Seems there's always a seat for every ass....

    As unions disappear (and they will) they will be replaced by another type liability.

    Curt
     
  9. rpeerless

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    In Connectitax, this is just cruel and unusual punishment for innocent people delved out by the dictator Malloy and his unjust anti Second Amendment and now 'illegal' gun laws. Blumenthal and Murphy along with him.
    Gun companies are theatening to leave, people losing their jobs in a bad economy, leaving family behind to relocate to a red state, loss of possessions, the cost of relocation in a bad seller's market, mass migration all because one man committed multiple murder.
    For those remaining it will be more tax burden for an already burdened tax payer. It's a lose, lose, lose, lose situation.

    Would be less expense for taxpayers to relocate Malloy and his followers to Hawaii where there already are the gun laws he wants and be done with it.
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

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    rpeerless, no, it is NOT a "lose, lose, lose, lose situation".

    The company wins by locating in a state that appreciates their business and will not ban their products. Some of these companies were concerned they could not even legally make some of their products in their home states.

    Gun owners win because their products will still be available.

    Gun owners win because political muscle is being flexed, which will hopefully cow some of the other anti-gun states into rethinking their anti-gun hogwash.

    Gun owners win when anti-gun politicians are left holding the bag for job losses, loss of taxes, and the economic impact to the local community.

    Conservatives win when more out of work red state people get employed.

    Red states win when they reap the economic impact, taxes, and get to reduce their unemployment figures a bit.

    Are there losers? Sure.

    The anti-gun politicians who may - or may not - be held responsible for their mess.

    The blue voters who now have to come up with more tax money to replace the taxes that fled the state.

    The local communities that failed to be highly vocal in opposing these job losses, instead giving silent, tacit approval of the gun bans.

    The workers in the gun banning blue states. (And I wonder how many of them voted for liberals or RINOs?)

    The unions, who lose due that are in turn skimmed off to the Democrats.
     
  11. darr

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    Don't for one minute think the states in question won't come up with the revenues lost by the gun makers moving.They will just raise taxes again.The problem with that logic is ,like in Ca. for instance,pretty soon there is nobody with any money left to tax.

    Darr
     
  12. Force Break

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    Welcome to Montana, we not only shoot em, we would sure like to build em.
    This type of industry would be a good fit here. Not too much problems with unions, business taxes high but not too high, and lots of skilled labor looking for work.
     
  13. spritc

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    They are all welcome to move to Indiana. I'm sure we can provide tax incentives and plenty of non-union workers, if that's what it takes.
     
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