Sister Toldjah tweeted:
— Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) January 29, 2014
Which led to this story:
Gun company, Beretta, bringing 300 jobs to Gallatin
Company’s investment could reach $45 million
By Getahn Ward | Jan. 29, 2014 10:25 AM
Beretta, one of the world’s leading gun manufacturers, will be moving manufacturing operations to Gallatin, bringing more than 300 jobs to the region.
The company will invest upwards of $45 million to bring a manufacturing and research and development facility to Middle Tennessee, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday morning.
While Gallatin has added 350 jobs in the past year through expansion of existing employers, such as The Gap and ABC Fuels Group, this represents a major new corporate player in Gallatin, officials said.
“It’s a spectacular opportunity for Gallatin, and it allows for the visibility that Gallatin deserves,” said James Fenton, executive director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency. “It’s certainly the most prestigious announcement I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with.”
Beretta is the world’s oldest manufacturing dynasty, operating since 1526 in Italy. The company is privately owned and operated by members of the 15th and 16th generations of the Beretta family. Beretta supplies quality sporting and self-defense firearms to consumers worldwide. The company manufactures the U.S. Armed Forces M-9 pistol, the standard sidearm of U.S. soldiers since 1985.
And here’s the money line:
For much of the past year, Beretta has been scouting for locations for a manufacturing facility after the state of Maryland passed stricter gun legislation, company officials said. The family-owned, Italian company had expressed frustration about the new laws and said it might be looking for a new home for a factory currently located in Accokeek, Maryland.
More at the link, but the company said that they were looking for a place that supported the Second Amendment, and was business-friendly.
But Baretta isn’t the only gun manufacturer doing this. The Daily Caller has a list of some of the companies relocating away from the stupid states:
- Kahr Arms of Rockland County, NY, is moving some operations to more friendly Pennsylvania.
- PTR Industries, a maker of semiautomatic rifles in Bristol, CT, is moving to Aynor, SC.
- Ruger & Company opened a plant in North Carolina.
- Magpul Industries is moving manufacturing operations from Colorado, where Governor John Hickenstupid signed gun control legislation into law, to Wyoming and Texas.
Others, even including Remington, which has manufactured firearms in Ilion, NY for over 150 years, are looking for more friendly areas.
The Democrats claim to be the party of the working man, but with every action they take, they take jobs away from working people.