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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Why aren't we talking about this coming to Michigan?

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:30:01 PM EST
    Tags: Connecticut, Hoplophobes, Where is the talk of enforcing what is already on the books?, Unintended consequences, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Running them out of state, Democratic controlled state legislature, Made in Michigan, Manufacturing, Why isn't THIS being discussed here?, It IS what we do, Jobs, Boosting Michigan's Economy, PTR Industries, Colt, Mossberg, Stag Arms (all tags)

    What happens when you let fear-mongering media pundits and politicians prostituting themselves out for publicity get in the way of plain old common sense?

    You hurt your own state's bottom line, that's what.

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    Talk about unintended consequences.

    In the story that just won't go away (because covering other stories that don't conform to your agenda are just too problematic), the democratically controlled Connecticut Legislature and democratic Governor of Connecticut Dan Malloy showed that their party's unspoken mantra of "never letting a good tragedy go to waste" is a great attention diverter, despite evidence to the contrary that what they were proposing will actually accomplishs anything.

    Last week, the aforementioned bunch of hoplophobes passed what was billed as "the strongest and most comprehensive gun legislation in the nation."

    Much like Obamacare was rammed through without much input from people who know anything about the subject in question, the Connecticut Legislature passed a 139-page series of laws before anyone could do a thorough job of reviewing it. Consisting of the creation of a "dangerous offender" registry (Ted Kennedy, anyone? How about Eric Holder?), bans on "scary looking weapons", the sale & possession of high capacity magazines (no mention of those same high capacity magazines already in the hands of the public), and more encompassing background checks all in an effort to show the public that they are darn ready to do something.

    Now, one would think that if you are trying to write a piece of comprehensive legislation pertaining to firearms, one would be wise to bring in someone knowledgeable on the subject matter.

    Conveniently, Connecticut is home to several manufacturers who would've been an invaluable resource to consult regarding the subject at hand.

    However, no input from them was ever sought.

    "Don't worry. We know what we're doing. We've got this one covered," muses the Connecticut democrats.

    Adding fuel to that fire is the negative light that Hartford is now casting on one those same manufacturers.

    At the top of that list is the Connecticut Governor himself: Dan Malloy.

    While speaking on CNN, Gov Malloy said,

    "What this is about is the ability of the gun industry to sell as many guns to as many people as possible--even if they are deranged, even if they are mentally ill, even if they have a criminal background. They don't care. They want to sell guns."

    Go away
    We DON'T want your kind here!

    Great way to support one of your state's largest employers, Gov. Malloy

    So, what do you think he'd say if those same employers were having second thought about staying in Connecticut?

    How about this.

    "We've decided that public safety trumps all of that. I hope they stay and manufacture products that can legally be sold. But if they leave, that will be a decision they make. We're not making them leave."

    I bet that the local chamber of commerce just loves to hear inane comments like that regarding a major state business?

    That being said: Be careful about what you wish for, Governor.

    Tired of the double-talking bunk spewing from the mouths of their non-representing representatives, one firearms manufacturer, PTR Industries, has already decided that they have had enough and will be soon pulling up stakes for more welcoming environs. According to a statement from their website:

    "Although PTR has not decided upon a specific relocation site at this time, over the coming weeks the company will be actively considering offers from states that are friendly to the industry. We hope to have a site identified within the next six weeks, and hope to have our move completed by the end of this year. We plan to keep our business partners informed on the status of our move throughout this process in order to affect a smooth transition."

    Other states are already making overtures to PTR Industries.

    Connecticut's other firearms manufacturers, as of recently, have not made a decision yet whether or not to leave Connecticut.

    But Michigan has something very important to offer that those states do not have: Our long and proven history in manufacturing.

    Lansing should do its part in not only protecting a valuable constitutional right but also in helping to promote and grow Michigan's economy as well.

    Now there's a press conference I'd want to see happen here in Michigan!

    How about you?

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    by Corinthian Scales on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 02:11:12 PM EST
    If anyone thinks for a moment that firearm manufacturers would consider Michigan for relocation, they're dreaming.

    That notion was killed by a Progressive pu$$y's anti-2A stroke of his limp-wristed Bill Milliken pen.

    Well, if Michigan wanted to pursue PTR (none / 0) (#5)
    by Bruce on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 12:10:10 PM EST
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