Both Connecticut and Maryland have passed gun and magazine bans in their respective Houses, sending the bills to their respective Senates where passage is expected thanks to a preponderance of gun-hating leftist Democrats willing to disarm their constituents.
Beretta has told Maryland that they aren’t bluffing in their threat to relocate out of that state.
“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” said Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta.
…In testimony this month in Annapolis, Reh, who oversees the plant, warned lawmakers to consider carefully the company’s future. Reh pointed to the last time Maryland ratcheted up gun restrictions in the 1990s: Beretta responded by moving its warehouse operation to Virginia.
“I think they thought we were bluffing” in the 1990s, Reh said. “But Berettas don’t bluff.”
No word from Colt on plans to move out of Hartford, Connecticut, long the company’s home.
It is more than ironic that the region of this nation that were among the first to fight for independence from England 230-some years ago are the first to disarm their citizenry, exchanging their freedom and liberty for perceived security.