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    Sense is not made. Here are a few manufacturers locations.

    Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms - Illinois

    Smith & Wesson, Savage - Massachusetts

    Kahr & Kimber - New York

    Colt, Ruger, Seecamp & Mossberg - Connecticut

    Remington - North Carolina!
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    Correction: Ruger moved to Prescott AZ recently. Far more gun-friendly.

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    Custodian wrote:
    Sense is not made. Here are a few manufacturers locations.

    Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms - Illinois

    Smith & Wesson, Savage - Massachusetts

    Kahr & Kimber - New York

    Colt, Ruger, Seecamp & Mossberg - Connecticut

    Remington - North Carolina!
    my guess is that they were started a long time ago, before those places became so anti-gun

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    These states aren't anti-payroll. As long as the guns are shipped off to kill elsewhere there have no moral qualms.

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    Jim675 wrote:
    These states aren't anti-payroll. As long as the guns are shipped off to kill elsewhere there have no moral qualms.
    We want the money.

    Rights can fall by the wayside.

    Its about power.
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    Manufacturing businesses are placed where it costs the least. Low taxes, low labor costs, etc., or you go under.

    Springfield Armory Inc. now makes its 1911s in Brazil, not exactly a pro-gun state ("state" here being used in its original, pre-Civil Warcontext).

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    Hans Vang moved to Arizona.
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    US Firearms Mfg, Co.,Inc. factory is in Hartford, Conn.

    Makes about as much sense as Jack Danials distillery being located in a dry county.

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    Well, that way less employees will use the employee discount

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    thx997303 wrote:
    Well, that way less employees will use the employee discount
    AH Geeesh! why didn't I think of that?

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    Hi-Point by BeeMiller Inc. in Dayton, Ohio

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    A fellow I met, Jim Tomes, the President of Indiana's Second Amendment Patriots, made some attempts to get manufacturers to move in Indiana.

    No luck yet, but he sure knew what he was talking about. There was some sort of ex-military land or something, and he knew about it frontwards and backwards.

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    On the one hand, I would love to see those firearm, firearm component and firearm accessory companies move out of anti-firearm states. On the other hand, I think the anti-states would be far worse towards firearms without the threat that is exactly what will happen hanging over the legislators heads.

    IL has had some really bad firearm legislation proposed that the drooling dems of Chi town were ready to pass. The threats of the firearm manufacturers and distributors to leave the state permanently were one of the few effective fronts against that legislation. I would assume that similar dynamics have played out in other states similarly predisposed. It may be the economic power of those firearm manufacturers are important to reestablishing our rights in those states.
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    Custodian wrote:
    Sense is not made. Here are a few manufacturers locations.

    Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms - Illinois

    Smith & Wesson, Savage - Massachusetts

    Kahr & Kimber - New York

    Colt, Ruger, Seecamp & Mossberg - Connecticut

    Remington - North Carolina!
    Maybe 'cause they like flipping the bird it to the Anti-gunners up close :celebrate

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    Browning Arms used to have a plant in Ogden, Utah I don't know if it is still there or not.

    I remember touring it with my father when I was maybe 14 or 15, that is where my love of weapons and target practice comes from I think.

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    Decoligny wrote:
    Hi-Point by BeeMiller Inc. in Dayton, Ohio
    Since when was Ohio anti-gun?

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    Ohio generally isn't anti-gun, in fact most of it is very pro-gun,
    however the officers in Dayton are notorious for being
    extremely hoplophobic and anti-gun and anti gun rights.

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    Most of those facilities were established in the mid-to-late 1800's. LONG before this country knew what anti-gun was.



    As posted by others before me, the rest areat thier locationsdue to favorable tax treatment.

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    Smiget wrote:
    the officers in Dayton are notorious for being
    extremely hoplophobic and anti-gun and anti gun rights.
    Nahhhh... [add bitterly sardonic emoticon here]

    -ljp

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    Custodian wrote:
    Sense is not made. Here are a few manufacturers locations.

    Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms - Illinois

    Smith & Wesson, Savage - Massachusetts

    Kahr & Kimber - New York

    Colt, Ruger, Seecamp & Mossberg - Connecticut

    Remington - North Carolina!
    SIG: "Live free or die" New Hampshire. Glock GA; Ruger AZ; Beretta--forget where, but in the South. New England was where the gun mfg started: CT river valley. Upstate NY used to be gun neutral, at least. IL--no comment.
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    Beretta is in Maryland; technically Southern geographically but certainly an anti-gun hornet's nest.

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    Liko81 wrote:
    Correction: Ruger moved to Prescott AZ recently. Far more gun-friendly.
    Ruger's still HQ'd in Conn. but also makes guns in AZ and NH as well

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    When many of these companies were founded, "anti-gun" and the brady bunch did not exist. The baby boomer generation has done wonders to this country (no offense to all you baby boomer OCers!!!)

    Guns were once part of the greater culture of this country, now its more of a "fundamental" fridge culture as the media puts it.

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    Well at least I can be proud of the fact that there are so many manufacturers in the state where I was born, raised, and spent 30 of my 37 years, Connecticut. I bought a Colt Series 80 (for the most part) simply because I felt it was my civic duty to own a gun made one town over from my hometown and I'll be using that "CT based/made" kind of rationalization to justify many more purchases in the future.

    A Stag Arms AR....

    AMossberg shotgun....

    A Ruger revolver....

    A Ruger pistol....

    A Colt Revolver....

    The list goes on and on.... I mean I have to do it, right?

    After that is complete I'll like likely move on to the nearby states as well. Springfield MA is spitting distance from CT and if you go there, wellyou might as well hit Exeter NH too....



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