Is it not utterly sad and ironic that the New England states that participated in the American Revolution, separating from Britain for liberty and high taxation (taxation without representation) – now the most oppressive in terms of liberty, taxation and constitutionalism.
In light of that epiphany, in July 2014, Beretta USA announced it will move its manufacturing capabilities from Maryland to the new production facility in Gallatin, Tennessee; a phenomena where tax and legislation oppressive states moving to less oppressive state towards business.
Originally the plan was to use the Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only, scheduled to open its doors in the middle o f2015.
However, Maryland legislation that resulted in passing of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013, prohibiting Beretta USA from being able to manufacture, store, or even import into the state of Maryland products that are sold to customers in the United States and internationally. Beretta was able to reverse some of the obstructive and draconian provisions via the Maryland House of Delegates, Beretta is concerned about such restrictions being reinstated in the future because of that state's oppression against the Second Amendment and business transactions.
The transition will not occur until 2015, so deliveries will not be disrupted to Beretta customers.
As with so many cases with oppressive state governments, it adds to the already high employment rate, except Beretta will offer employees positions in the new Tennessee plant, or a possible strategy of remaining with the company in Maryland while production continues.
Beretta USA stated that the investment of the Tennessee facility will be $45 million in building and equipment and employment will be about 300 employees over the next five years.
Presently, the company has no plans to relocate its office, administrative, and executive support from the Maryland facility. Due to recent fervor by draconian gun control legislation, it is probable that historical manufactures of other firearm companies will be driven out of New England, the original states of the constitutional union; turning toward socialism since the late 1920s.
Remington was founded in 1816 as Remington Arms in Ilion, New York, one of the traditional manufacturers like Colt and Smith & Wesson. Both New York and Connecticut is home of historical US firearm manufacturers who have supplied jobs within their community. New England states that have fallen into socialist ideology and politics, demonstrates how socialism destroys itself economically – and any nation that welcomes that type of government. Remington Arms, Kahr Arms, and American Tactical Imports have expanded or moved to more firearm-friendly states in recent history. This includes Connecticut manufacturers like Mossberg, Ruger, Colt, Stag Arms, and PTR Industries.
Even as far west as Colorado, legislation has chased MagPul away from its state. Those states are losing a business that employes people as well as providing a tax base for the state. All because of their unfounded anti-firearm ideology and ignoring the Second Amendment – even when statistics show that states that allow law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and exercise their rights have less violent crime rates.
Pro-gun states are also more sensible in terms of taxes, regulatory compliance, labor and energy costs, and other factors. Those draconian regulatory practices extend beyond the firearm industry and especially hurts the small businesses. Governors like Rick Perry send invitations to such businesses to move to their states. Magpul, Mossberg, and Colt have or are moving to Texas instead of expanding their factories in the states they were founded in.