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    Beretta won’t move to Virginia

    Beretta has eliminated Virginia from its short list of states to move its company because anti-gun Democrat Terry McAuliffe was elected governor.


    The firearms manufacturer made the decision to scratch Virginia off the list after the McAuliffe campaign fixated on restricting gun owners’ rights after receiving over $1 million in campaign donations from billionaire New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz2oJ5LadrK
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    Isn't that wonderful, NOT

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Beretta has eliminated Virginia from its short list of states to move its company because anti-gun Democrat Terry McAuliffe was elected governor.


    The firearms manufacturer made the decision to scratch Virginia off the list after the McAuliffe campaign fixated on restricting gun owners’ rights after receiving over $1 million in campaign donations from billionaire New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz2oJ5LadrK
    Thank you Gov. Bloomberg I mean Gov. McAuliffe. Mikie thinks that million was money well spent.

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    Elections have consequences. Thanks again, progressives/liberals/third party voters, and those conservatives who sat on their hands on election day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCanby View Post
    Elections have consequences. Thanks again, progressives/liberals/third party voters, and those conservatives who sat on their hands on election day.
    Look, Cuccinelli could have made the argument that a gun-hating win would cost jobs. After all, he claimed his platform was all about jobs. Instead, he ran a bumbling campaign and refused to talk about firearms at all, unless asked.

    Incompetence and cowardice have consequences.

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    This is particularly sad for Beretta.

    Beretta already has a warehouse operation in Spotsylvania County, mere yards away from the future end-station of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE). If they had chosen to expand that location, they could have set up a deal with VRE to run a reverse commute train which would have allowed a good portion of their workers a relatively stress-free commute for a few months - time enough to transition to Virginia, or find something else, should they choose not to move with the company.

    Sad indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    Look, Cuccinelli could have made the argument that a gun-hating win would cost jobs. After all, he claimed his platform was all about jobs. Instead, he ran a bumbling campaign and refused to talk about firearms at all, unless asked.

    Incompetence and cowardice have consequences.
    Water over the dam Cuccinelli ran the campaign he ran, people voted the way they voted, we have an executive branch of lizards, Beretta ain't moving here.

    Nothing to see anymore, let's move on.

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    I am curious, does anyone know what site they were considering? Was it the Spotsy site, or somewhere else?

    And PN, yes, it's a done deal, but part of affecting positive change is studying the failure of the past, and educating the uninformed.

    Sadly, many of the McAuliffe supporters would rather not have these particular jobs anyway, but that great "muddle in the middle" who decide every election, just might care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    I am curious, does anyone know what site they were considering? Was it the Spotsy site, or somewhere else?

    And PN, yes, it's a done deal, but part of affecting positive change is studying the failure of the past, and educating the uninformed.

    Sadly, many of the McAuliffe supporters would rather not have these particular jobs anyway, but that great "muddle in the middle" who decide every election, just might care.

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    The problem with educating TFred...is some people are untrainable and the attempt will just spoil the Barnum and Bailey show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    The problem with educating TFred...is some people are untrainable and the attempt will just spoil the Barnum and Bailey show.
    Been there, done that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCanby View Post
    Elections have consequences. Thanks again, progressives/liberals/third party voters, and those conservatives who sat on their hands on election day.
    Do we really want to go back to that again? Really?
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    What are the other locations that Beretta is considering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Diealotz View Post
    What are the other locations that Beretta is considering?
    Have not found a definitive list showing their other considerations. Seven states are apparently in the running including West Virginia and Georgia.

    Was surprised to see the number of people that turned out to oppose anti-gun legislation in Annapolis, Md.

    Opponents to gun control legislation in Maryland hold a rally in Annapolis, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (Photo: AP)
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013...rol-proposals/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Been there, done that.
    That's really sad.

    Not you, the cretins.

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