Moonbattery isn’t free — not even for the moonbats who impose it. The War on Guns is exacting an economic cost on the fools who elected liberals to run Connecticut and Colorado:
In Connecticut, where venerable gunmakers like Colt and Sturm, Ruger & Co. have been joined in the last decade or so by upstarts like Stag Arms and PTR, reform of gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings has left the industry feeling unwelcome. Bristol-based high-end rifle manufacturer PTR Industries announced this month via Facebook that it would be taking its 40 jobs and $50,000 weekly payroll to an unspecified new state, widely believed to be Texas.
“With a heavy heart but a clear mind, we have been forced to decide that our business can no longer survive in Connecticut — the former Constitution State,” PTR said in a statement earlier this month.
AR-15 manufacturer Stag Arms could soon follow suit, along with Colt’s Manufacturing and Mossberg & Sons. The moves could cost the Nutmeg State 3,000 jobs as well as the estimated $1.75 billion in annual taxable revenues.
Ruger has a substantial presence here in Arizona. The company would be wise to relocate its headquarters.
In Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper and the leftist state legislature have joined the jihad against the right to bear arms. Consequently,
Magpul Industries, which manufactures firearms accessories and ammunition magazines, said on its Facebook page that it would have “no choice” but to leave if the magazine bill was signed, causing an opening for states eager to prove they’re more gun-friendly.
Magpul employs more than 200 people and generates about $85 million in annual taxable revenues.
If only the Constitution were still fully in force, relocation would not be necessary. The Second Amendment was intended to put the kibosh on the sort of legislation driving employers out of states run by hoplophobes.
On tips from Varla and Fully Automatic Pez Dispenser.