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Beretta leaving Maryland
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The workers have to suffer the stupidity of the non working liberal class it seems:

http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/05/16...trol-laws/

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Beretta Leaving Maryland After Gov. Mandates Strict Gun Control Laws

May 19, 2013 10:23am PST

One thing you can say with absolute certainty about the big gun manufacturers is that, unlike many other American companies, they stand by their principles and are as good as their word. Beretta, which is the world’s oldest firearms manufacturer, promised that, if Maryland passed its strict (and almost certainly ineffectual) post-Sandy Hook gun control laws, Beretta would pack its bags and leave the state.

On Friday, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the state’s comprehensive new gun control laws. The new laws, the stated purpose of which is to “save lives,” ban some “assault weapons” (whatever the heck gun grabbers think those imaginary weapons are), limits magazine capacity to ten rounds, and requires mandatory fingerprinting for gun purchase.

The first two prohibitions prove definitely that Maryland has no interest in “saving lives.” If it did, it would have paid attention to the fact that the Department of Justice has issued a report conceding that crime goes down when legal gun ownership goes up. Moreover, there’s no evidence that an arbitrary ten-round limit benefits anyone but the bad guys.
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My guess is they are moving to Texas or somewhere midwest.
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From Beretta's own blog, they are not moving "current necessary operations", but MAY look elsewhere in the future.


"Prior to introduction of this legislation the three Beretta Holding companies located in Maryland were experiencing growth in revenues and jobs and had begun expansion plans in factory and other operations. The idea now of investing additional funds in Maryland and thus rewarding a Government that has insulted our customers and our products is offensive to us so we will take steps to evaluate such investments in other States. At the same time, we will continue our current necessary operations within Maryland and we are thankful for and welcome the continued support of our employees as we do so."

http://blog.berettausa.com/bid/292160/Re...Gun-Rights
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So basically they're saying that they will continue to operate in Md. while looking elsewhere for expansion. My thoughts are that once the new facilities are up, the HQ will be moving as well.
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That doesnt sound like they are all that keen on staying in Maryland and are hoping that the employees dont bail on them before hand. Ive seen letters like that written to counter news that a company is closing/moving. If your employees bail, production suffers, so you want to limit the hit production takes as long as is possible until your other operation is up and running. May sound cold, but it's business.....
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The first thing I look for when purchasing firearms now is what state I will be supporting if I buy it!
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spblademaker;102809 Wrote:The first thing I look for when purchasing firearms now is what state I will be supporting if I buy it!

I'm on that same page but it's getting harder to buy quality. Kimber is out of the question, S&W, Mossberg(until they move), and they just represent some of the manufacturers today. Then there are the border line states like Illinois. Shrug
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spblademaker;102809 Wrote:The first thing I look for when purchasing firearms now is what state I will be supporting if I buy it!

You're not supporting a state.

You're supporting a manufacturer. A manufacturer whose place of business may well have turned rather hostile to their business after having previously welcomed them.

It seems rather harsh to penalize such businesses and their employees. They can't help it if their business climate has changed due to a few legislative douche-bags.

Moving a business isn't cheap, sometimes it's not financially doable. Then you have to decide do you screw loyal employees by laying off in the old location and hiring in the new? Or do you spend tens of thousands of dollars each moving them. And even if you do, some won't go, so you'll have the expense of hiring and re-training.

But don't rah-rah for small businesses and then punish those that happen to have their address in a state whose current politics you don't like.
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gascolator;102834 Wrote:
spblademaker;102809 Wrote:The first thing I look for when purchasing firearms now is what state I will be supporting if I buy it!

You're not supporting a state.

You're supporting a manufacturer. A manufacturer whose place of business may well have turned rather hostile to their business after having previously welcomed them.

It seems rather harsh to penalize such businesses and their employees. They can't help it if their business climate has changed due to a few legislative douche-bags.

Moving a business isn't cheap, sometimes it's not financially doable. Then you have to decide do you screw loyal employees by laying off in the old location and hiring in the new? Or do you spend tens of thousands of dollars each moving them. And even if you do, some won't go, so you'll have the expense of hiring and re-training.

But don't rah-rah for small businesses and then punish those that happen to have their address in a state whose current politics you don't like.

The taxes that those manufacturers pay go to the politicians who are anti. End of story. You can not continue to support these manufacturers as long as they remain in those states. Numerous manufacturers have figure this out and are moving, I'm wagering those who make the move will see their profits rise, those who don't. Shrug
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billamj;102826 Wrote:
spblademaker;102809 Wrote:The first thing I look for when purchasing firearms now is what state I will be supporting if I buy it!

I'm on that same page but it's getting harder to buy quality. Kimber is out of the question, S&W, Mossberg(until they move), and they just represent some of the manufacturers today. Then there are the border line states like Illinois. Shrug

Ive bought Rock Island. I know, I know, it's a Philippine company. BUT, it's smith is in Nevada, as is it's ammunition factory, and it is opening a production plant in the US......
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