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Another Gun Manufacturer Threatens to Leave Home State Over Gun Control Legislation

Mick135 Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 5:23 PM
Mike, I live in IL; Federal court ordered the State to have CCW by June or the state goes Constitutional Carry. Chicagoland mobsters.. oops, politicians (distinction without a difference) are trying VERY hard to make it VERY hard to actually carry... but I agree with your point about IL gunmakers leaving. Les Baer went to IA; there are about a half-dozen manufacturers within 30 miles of each other in Geneseo, Milan areas, a half-hour from my home.

Colt’s Manufacturing doesn’t want to leave Connecticut—a state its called home for 175 years—but the company may be forced to if new gun laws are passed. The legislature is currently debating a number of proposals including an expanded assault weapon ban, ammunition restrictions, a new gun offender registry and a ban on bulk purchases of handguns, according to Fox News.

“Colt has manufactured the commercial semi-automatic version of the AR since 1963,” the company’s President and CEO Dennis Veilleux wrote in a recent

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