Gun industry companies keep shifting jobs to more friendly states

Gun industry companies keep shifting jobs to more friendly states

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In recent months, a number of household names in the firearm industry have signaled a move to relocate their businesses from areas with strict gun control regimes. Holster makers, gun and magazine manufacturers as well those who produce related accessories have packed their bags to leave blue states — where firearms and those who produce them are increasingly under political pressure — for more conservative red states where they are embraced with open arms. Blade-Tech A maker of holsters, belts, and accessories , the company moved last fall from Puyallup, Washington to Streetsboro, Ohio reportedly drawn by the quality of the local workforce as well as friendlier gun laws. Blade-Tech CEO Bryce Wegner told local media in the Buckeye State recently that he was “particularly concerned about a Washington law that defined when firearms could be transferred without background checks, as a company that sometimes uses firearms as part of its process.” Check-Mate Industries Long based in Babylon, New York, Check-Mate produces a wide range of products including both surgical tools and well-received firearms magazines. Now, they are shifting a lot of production to a new location in Thomasville, Georgia in a move that will bring a $16 million investment and create 230 jobs in the Peachtree State. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade group for the gun industry, drew a correlation between New York’s strict gun laws and Georgia’s, the latter a state where pro-gun bills have been the norm for years. “Georgia’s new Governor, Brian Kemp, […]

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