Colt's isn't the only manufacturer in a gun-unfriendly state. Mossberg is in CT; I believe Marlin is as well. Illinois lost Les Baer to IA; there's still Armalite, Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms, LMT, and others within 30 miles of each other.... and 40 miles from where I sit in Galesburg, IL. It seems odd that the States that were our originally our Colonies are among the worst offenders, with the Southern exceptions. Remington in NY, S&W in MA, etc.