Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ah, People's Repubic of Maryland, how many jobs

and how much tax revenue have you run out of the state with your anti-rights bullshit?
“During the legislative session in Maryland that resulted in passage of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, the version of the statute that passed the Maryland Senate would have prohibited Beretta U.S.A. from being able to manufacture, store or even import into the State products that we sell to customers throughout the United States and around the world.  While we were able in the Maryland House of Delegates to reverse some of those obstructive provisions, the possibility that such restrictions might be reinstated in the future leaves us very worried about the wisdom of maintaining a firearm manufacturing factory in the State,” stated Jeff Cooper, General Manager for Beretta U.S.A. Corp.

“While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move the Maryland production lines in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility,” Cooper added.
I'm sure the governor and his little socialist friends will dismiss this as 'no big deal'.  Except. of course, for the people losing jobs, and the paychecks and tax money going to another state.

Make a business unhappy, threaten their future, and they'll go somewhere else; wonderful thing, isn't it?

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