Sunday, December 20, 2015

Why Beretta is moving its gun factory to Tennessee


Beretta USA says Maryland's tough new gun laws are the reason it's moving its factory to gun-friendly Tennessee.

The American subsidiary of the 500-year-old Italian company has had a factory in Accokeek, Maryland since the 1970s. The company has manufactured the M9, the U.S. Army's standard-issue sidearm, since 1987 at that factory, which is about 20 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Beretta is relocating the factory to Gallatin, Tenn., in early 2016, because it's worried that Maryland gun laws could force it out of the state.

Maryland is one of several states that have passed new gun laws to restrict military-style semiautomatic rifles and high capacity magazines since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, three years ago. These weapons have been used in subsequent mass shootings, including the recent one in San Bernardino.

The state's Firearm Safety Act of 2013, championed by former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, targets...Read More HERE

3 comments:

  1. Hi Mike,
    Smart move I'd say on the part of Beretta!! To stay in O'Malleyville would be kinda like Jack Daniels Whiskey comin' from a "DRY COUNTY" in TN!! Ya' can make it but ya' can't drink it!!
    Got Gunz ...and ...Whiskey.....OUTLAW!!!!,
    III%,
    skybill-out

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  2. Hi Mike,
    Smart move I'd say on the part of Beretta!! To stay in O'Malleyville would be kinda like Jack Daniels Whiskey comin' from a "DRY COUNTY" in TN!! Ya' can make it but ya' can't drink it!!
    Got Gunz ...and ...Whiskey.....OUTLAW!!!!,
    III%,
    skybill-out

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  3. It's really funny peoples' values. Beretta is afraid they're going to get screwed in Maryland and lose lots of money. Getting screwed is not right! No one wants to get screwed, right? So, it accepts a deal in Tennessee that screws the taxpayers, including small businesses -- many of them longtime taxpayers.

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