Fed Up By CT Guns Law, PTR Industries Will Relocate To South Carolina

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  1. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    By Cheyenne Spiegel / 20 June 2013 / 51 comments

    With Connecticut’s recent surge of anti-gun legislation, Bristol firearms manufacturer PTR Industries announced that they will be relocating to South Carolina.

    A PTR Industries executive confirmed the move Wednesday, after two months of speculation and searching for a suitable location that would be considered “friendly to the industry”. PTR will continue their business in Aynor, S.C., near Myrtle Beach.

    The decision was nearly unanimous for the 45 employees, who not only agreed to the move but voted South Carolina as their most desirable state. Other gun manufacturers have recently expressed interest in moving, including Stag Arms, who plans to visit South Carolina later this week.

    John McNamara, the vice president of sales at PTR, offered few details about the decision but acknowledged that the move would take some time, since the current building in S.C. needed to be improved before manufacturing could begin.

    PTR has agreed to keep an investment of $8 million and at least 145 employees through 2025 as part of a lease agreement that the company has signed with the county—according to a Horry County resolution approved Tuesday.

    The move will take place over three years with current employees transitioning to their new state over time. The decision was easy for McNamara and PTR Industries, who cited recent anti-gun laws in CT as their primary reason for leaving.

    Governor Dannel Malloy wasn’t available to comment but his spokesman, said of the news: “They announced this several months ago, so it’s not a surprise. We compete for jobs every day of the week, but on this issue the governor is prioritizing public safety, and the gun violence prevention law he signed will improve public safety.”

    Much like the recent push to recall politicians attempting to encroach on the Second Amendment, this is yet another sign of things to come for states looking to pass stringent anti-gun laws.

    Fed Up By CT Guns Law, PTR Industries Will Relocate To South Carolina
     
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

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  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Once all the constitutional gun companies get done leaving their unconstitutional states there needs to be a list posted everywhere so those companies can be your first consideration when buying products.
     
  4. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    Texas would be a cool place to live... hot, but cool.
     
  5. BLKFJDC

    BLKFJDC Monkey

    Just applied for a job in Texas.
     
  6. Harbin

    Harbin Monkey+

    My reply may be of tin foil hat material, but one thing that came to mind is imagine of after all these companies move south or to more firearm friendly states and something happens like a civil war. By no means am i advocating any event like that, just a thought on one heck of a manufacturing strategic advantage.
     
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  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Hope you get the job and can make the escape.
     
  8. BLKFJDC

    BLKFJDC Monkey

    Me too. I have been a surfer my entire life. I was 2 years old with my pops the first time. I am giving up that life long love so I can raise a family in a free state with out liberal idiots getting in my way. Excuse the language!
     
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    As the song goes "my Ex lives in Texas".... think I will just stay up here in the NW...;)
     
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  10. BLKFJDC

    BLKFJDC Monkey

    Washington state is also on our list. I have family up there and would not have to give up surfing
     
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Water is mighty cold up here for that surfin...
     
  12. BLKFJDC

    BLKFJDC Monkey

    Na! The modern wetsuits are so good now. I have surfed northern Oregon, Sitka, Vancouver island and was fine. It's the air after that was the killer. I have a wetsuit that has a heater built in and still nothing as stiff as a 9mm dive suit
     
  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Cheater :D
     
  14. BLKFJDC

    BLKFJDC Monkey

    No such thing as cheating I'm 6'0 165lbs. I have "0" body fat! It's called being smart and warm!
     
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  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Sorry about the thread drift.... skinny guy was telling me about 0% body fat [yack]
    Agreed- smart and warm!!
     
  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Colt Firearm’s Florida Move Has UAW Job-Killers In Connecticut Worried | RedState
    It's and older article but it show's the shift that Colt has been making for some time. And that was just when the state was anti-business.... now things have really changed with recent legislation.
     
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  17. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    I dun think Colt would like Florida, a Hurricane Prone state doesn't sound good for a manufacturing business.
     
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  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Great tax policies for business though @STANGF150
     
  19. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Well, if my NC government would get their heads out of their rectums then NC tax laws could finally be made more favorable to attracting business!!!
     
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  20. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    The AZ to MT corridor is the place to be. I wouldn't mind living in any of those states.
     
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