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Understandably the state of Connecticut has been horribly traumatized by the Newtown massacre and kudos to its citizens for enacting some gun control legislation.

The state of Connecticut can hold its head high. On April 3, the House of Representatives and the Senate collaborated in codifying Bill 1066 that Gov. Malloy signed into law that enacted the most stringent laws ever to curb gun violence by any individual deemed by the law unfit to possess a gun.
No other state had achieved such wide cooperation between Democrats and Republicans. Despite opposition from the National Rifle Association, aided and financed by small and large gun companies, Connecticut showed the people of this nation and the world what a rightfully angry and mobilized people can do.

In response, Bristol based PTR, maker of military style rifles,  has announced that it intends to take its bullets and go to another state in defiance.

BRISTOL, Conn. — A Connecticut gun-maker has announced it intends to leave the state following the passage of gun control legislation it says tramples on the rights of citizens and does not show enough consideration for the industry.
Bristol-based PTR says in a statement posted on its website that it has not decided where it will move, but it has commitments from most employees to relocate. The company makes military-style rifles and employs more than 40 people.
They have no idea where they're going, so this doesn't seem like the most logically thought out plan, but rather a knee jerk response. But they will try and find a state that is nicer to them.

Since they say the 40 employees will likely keep their jobs by moving with the company, it seems like a pretty hollow threat.

Originally posted to Barefoothoofcare on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:45 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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