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colt firearms co company feels unwelcome in Connecticut


from the article: President and CEO Dennis Veilleux said the pro-gun control climate that has taken hold in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre and other firearm attacks has left him feeling unwelcome in the state his company has called home for 175 years. Proposed laws being debated by the Legislature and pushed by Gov. Dannel Malloy include a new gun offender registry, an expanded assault weapons ban, ammunition restrictions and a ban on bulk purchases of handguns. Veilleux said those measures have put Colt and its nearly 700 employees in the crosshairs.

Veilleux, 47, said Colt is “constantly approached” by other states to relocate. Several red state governors have made no secret of the fact they covet firearms makers, an industry that by some measures contributes $1.7 billion annually to Connecticut's economy.

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Posted By: Jayson
03/21/13 08:46 PM

The manufacturers have some sway and they should start using it. 700 people out of work when the company relocates can have some influence, not to mention the other money and jobs that a company like Colt brings to a state
Posted By: barstoolguru
03/22/13 10:44 AM

700 workers not including the suppliers, I could just guess that would be another 1500 jobs getting cut. magpul is a direct 100 but the suppliers are another 900 people that are affected