In the crazy feeding frenzy of over-zealous Democrats, a number of states have enacted new anti-Second Amendment legislation or are in the process of trying to pass the same. New York passed strict anti-gun legislation and so did Colorado. Maryland seems poised to follow suit.
Gun manufactures in these states and others have declared their intentions of relocating to other more gun-friendly states because of the new anti-gun legislation. At least one company, York Arms has announced that they will no longer sell any of their products to anyone in the state of New York including the law enforcement.
Now, a number of states are doing their best to entice the gun and ammunitions companies in those states with the anti-gun laws to relocate to their gun-friendly states.
Texas is making no bones about it. They want gun owners from states like New York to move to Texas with their guns and now they want the gun companies to do likewise. Gov. Rick Perry has written letters to a number of gun companies asking them to consider moving their businesses to Texas. He promised them that there would be no government meddling or restrictions on their business.
South Carolina is another state trying to woo gun companies. US Rep Jeff Duncan (R), has written to companies in New York and Colorado advising them that they are welcome to move their operations to the Palmetto State. In a letter to George Kollitides, CEO or Remington Arms parent company, Freedom Group Inc., which is based in Ilion, NY, he wrote:
“The enemies of freedom are waging an all-out assault on the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which we have sworn to protect and defend. At a time when our government is consistently thwarting the ability of individuals to own businesses, voluntarily trade goods and services, and grow our economy, South Carolina is committed to a different story. In South Carolina, we believe in the right to keep and bear arms.”
Rep. Duncan also wrote a similar letter to the COO of Magpul, which is located in Colorado.
Officials or politicians in Idaho and Mississippi have also been contacting gun and ammunition companies in anti-gun states and inviting them to relocate their businesses to their gun-friendly states. One thing that could make any of these four states vying for the gun companies, look like a good place to relocate is that they all have right-to-work laws. Colorado and New York do not. Unions control states like New York and Colorado, but they can’t control right-to-work states. Moving their businesses to any of the four states would be a win-win in that they are all gun-friendly and have right-to-work laws. Come to think of it, why would any business want to be in a state like New York or Colorado who don’t seem to care about individual rights of any kind?