When the hysterics kicked into high gear following the Newtown massacre, rather than focusing on actually protecting children the anti-gun activist machine set its sights instead on the 100 million gun owners, 99.9 percent of which never use their firearms to commit crimes.
Although the push by Obama and Congressional Democrats to pass national gun control laws failed, some of the various states were highly successful in approving new laws that directly restrict the gun rights of citizens, in violation of Constitutional prohibitions.
Colorado, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland are but a few examples of states that severely restricted citizen gun rights.
But in many areas the citizens have fought back. Gun owners in New York angrily told elected officials that they would not tolerate the new laws they had passed. The politicians in the Colorado state legislature who spearheaded the new gun control laws have been forced to face recall elections as citizens have demanded they be thrown out of office before their term is complete. And gun manufacturers have fought back in their own way as well.
A major gun magazine manufacture in Colorado is now in the process of leaving the state and taking its jobs with it. New York is close to losing a major gun manufacturer to Pennsylvania. And now, yet another gun manufacturer has announced that it will leave the state of Connecticut and locate in South Carolina.
PTR Industries has announced that it will relocate from Connecticut to Horry County, South Carolina near the coast, according to The Sun News.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday which will be attended by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, who welcomed the news that the company would be moving to the state.
Most of the 140 employees who work for PTR will relocate to South Carolina.
Another Connecticut gun manufacturer, Stag Arms, is also interested in moving its operations to South Carolina. A spokesman for the company stated that Stag is being courted by Horry County. Stag has made it known that it is disappointed enough in Connecticut’s assault on gun rights to consider moving.
PTR Industries stated that it had been courted by 41 states before it made the decision to choose South Carolina as its company headquarters.
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