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Goodbye California, Hello Texas: Gun Retailer Announces Move

aferndale Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:12 AM
My husband and I owned a business in San Francisco for many years. We did not sell guns, but I can attest to the fact that CA is anti-business, all business, even small ones run by locals. We stayed here because of elderly parents, but they are gone now and by the end of 2013 we will be gone too. Moving to a nice southern state that actually wants our business and has been very welcoming to us. What a great change for us.
LtScrounge Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 11:38 PM
I was running a business selling furniture to people at medieval reenactments when I was living in Arizona. A number of people from California asked me to come to a reenactment in San Diego, so I contacted the State of California about getting the necessary licenses. When I saw that the forms were coming, not from a revenue department, but from a department of income equalization, I decided that I didn't need to drive 400 miles to have my income equalized, I could simply sit at home and not spend the time or money to make, or transport the furniture to California and end up with the same amount of money with a lot less work.

When it comes to gun laws, California is vying to have the strictest in the nation. It comes as no surprise, then, that the state is not a particularly business-friendly environment for those in the gun industry.

And so Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s wishes are beginning to come true:

Shield Tactical, a California retailer and firearms training provider, has decided to ‘get the heck out of Dodge’ — and move to Texas

John W. Harrington founded Shield Tactical in 2008, but with California’s hard-line stance on gun control, he decided the state was...

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