Gun-grabbers grabbing Beretta jobs: ‘Why expand in place where people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?’

Maryland gun-grabbers are now grabbing jobs away from workers in their state. Forward!

You see, gun manufacturer Beretta has just about had it. How can a company function where it is being legislated and regulated out of business? As  Sen. Feinstein (D-Calif.) said, the goal is to “dry up the supply.” As Twitchy reported last week, Magpul Industries is leading the charge in Colorado. They, too, may move out of a state due to gun-grabbing legislation.

Is Maryland next?

Perhaps not for long.

More from The Washington Post:

“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” said Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta.

Concern that the company will leave, and take its 300 jobs with it, is palpable among state lawmakers who worry it could be collateral damage from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed gun-control bill.

“I’m concerned. I think they’re going to move,” said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert). “They sell guns across the world and in every state in the union — to places a lot more friendly to the company than this state.”

They aren’t bluffing, and he knows it. Beretta already moved its warehouse to Virginia, after an onslaught of new gun-grabbing laws in Maryland in the 1990s.

And, like with Magpul, freedom-loving citizens in other states welcome Beretta.


South Carolina:


And Texas! Get Senator Cruz (R-Texas) on this one, too!

Will he? Stay tuned! In the meantime, gun rights advocates, like this Twitter user, are standing strong with Beretta.

  • TWG2A

    Beretta, Please, Please, PLEASE come to Montana! We Love you here! Even some of our DIMS here are pro 2A ! We’re passing laws in our legislature to ensure a friendly market for you! Come to Montana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • GaryTheBrave

      Montana’s a great state. Didn’t they pass a law (that SCOTUS overturned) to support a gun manufacturer that made guns just for MT residents?

      They should consider a location other than the big cities. Miles City, Glasgow, Kalispell, or Shelby would be great.

  • Vennoye

    Who wants to work and live in a hostile environment???? States who do not uphold the 2nd Admendment will not uphold the others either!!!! Time to say goodbye to lawless states!

    • DJLugoff

      Amen to that!

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    Come to Georgia!

  • Peyton

    Wasn’t one of Obama’s argument for the minimum wage that the people making the products would be able to buy them?

    • Adela Wagner

      If NY passes a one million liability insurance mandate on gun owners it won’t matter what the laws are. One Thin Dime is correct, if anyone is moving do your homework first and diligently.

  • Tangchung

    Maryland would give tax breaks to any company that manufactures whistles. Leave them.

  • Maxx

    Just like Barry once said, “words have consequences.”

    Idiot “feel good” liberals with their naive, “here are new laws criminals will follow” reactionary governance. Do these tools think they can just craft whatever obsessive laws they want without repercussions? We banned drunk driving and yet 13,000 people die each year from alcohol-related crashes.

    Plenty of states to move to Baretta…there are still people out here who understand why there are 50 states and not one.

  • Jack Deth

    Though not a huge fan of their too many useless PC bells and whistles handguns.

    Beretta is quite wise to consider moving its Accokeek location elsewhere. Years ago the company built a full blown trap, skeet and sporting clays facility just down the road from where I live. And sold it to P.G. County a few years later. It’s still one of the best ranges on the east coast.

    • NRPax

      What kind of useless features do they have?

      And I seriously have to get out of this damn state.

      • Jack Deth

        You and me both, Pax:

        Round in chamber indicator.
        De-cocking device
        Ribbed trigger guard for cold weather gloves or Chem Warfare environs.
        All mandated by Congress when the Beretta replaced the .45 ACP as the armed forces sidearm. A singularly incredible, stupid move.

        Making its 92 and 93 model variants and beyond one heck of a lot of pistol for its mediocre 9mm round.

        • DwellsInFire

          As owner of a Beretta 92FS, I’m don’t believe it has the first two things you mentioned, and I’m not sure what is meant by ribbed trigger guard. Mine has something on the front of the trigger guard that seems to prevent an attached laser site from slipping. But companies make more than one model, so one shouldn’t generalize about all of them.

      • AaronHarrisinAlaska

        Handguns. BOOM! No but seriously their handguns suck. Their shot guns are like dreams come true though.

        • NRPax

          Thanks to both of you. I’m not familiar enough with their guns except for having to qual on their 9mm back in the day.

        • Kingofthehill

          What are you talking about? Their handguns suck? If they did they wouldn’t be so successful in the military and law enforcement. Plus they are still a very popular handgun in every gun shop in America. I have sold MANY and never have heard of one blowing up.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            They’re not successful in military and law enforcement. The only police I know that us Beretta are federal police like DA police and MPs. And the reason they use the M9 isn’t because it’s reliable, it’s because it cheap. Old army proverb: “your gear is built by the lowest bidder.” Which flies in the face of the reason so many people might buy one. Most of the civilians I’ve met say they purchased a Beretta because its the make the army uses. If they use it it must be reliable. Most others use one because its what they’re familiar with due to time in service.

  • DJLugoff

    Please leave you are welcomed here in South Carolina. Why stay in a place you are not wanted? If companies started leaving states that are so hostile no matter what they produce other states would welcome them.

  • V the K

    Not just Beretta. When I went to my favored gun shop to buy a weapon, the clerk told me everybody who walks in is fed up and ready to leave the Maryland Soviet Socialist Republic. It’s not just the gun ban… the taxes and the bureaucracy are out of control as well.I started a Facebook page GTFO Maryland to reflect my own plans to leave.

  • BeeKaaay

    I think all gun manufacturers and ammo manufacturers should move to 2nd amendment friendly states.

    And also the sane people too.

    Being in Leftwingistan is dangerous for one’s fiscal health.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Lol @’Leftwingistan’!!

  • GaryTheBrave

    Beretta should consider moving to Wyoming. No business taxes.

    • Stone Bryson

      I cannot speak for Beretta, but I am very seriously considering a move there. My kind of place, if I can just get used to eight months of winter. :-)

      • NRPax

        Write out a note detailing your reasons for leaving and post it in a prominent location during winter.

        • Stone Bryson

          That’s actually brilliant. I’m a little ashamed I did not think of that myself… thanks!

          • NRPax

            I like looking for the simple solutions. -:-)

  • Richard Jefferies

    Here in New Hampshire we already have SIG but we’d be more than happy to accommodate another firearms manufacturer.

  • OneThinDime

    Beretta needs to be careful about state policies supporting illegal aliens & amnesty, like TX (Perry) and SC (Grahamnesty, Gowdy). Adds costs to their expenses. Relocate to state that upholds ALL federal laws like WY & MT.

    • Brendon Carr

      More and more I begin to question the value of upholding all Federal laws. And I’m a lawyer.

      • OneThinDime

        Say more. Do you think our borders should be wide open and not defended? Do you believe our country should have no military?

  • CatHerder

    Do consider relocating to Texas. We have a huge port facility in Houston for your export trade, no state or local income taxes, some of the lowest fuel costs in the nation, a conservative supermajority in the state legislature, a welcoming population and a Governor that will grant your every wish and then some. We support the Second Amendment as written and always have.

    Plus, maybe then I can finally get my hands on that Px4 I’ve been wanting.

    • douglas59

      I have one ,(PX4 compact) and i’m very happy with it, plus the ammo is less expensive and more available than for my Sig Sauer P229 in .357

  • Dandapani

    We are truly a divided nation. Blue states vs Red states. I know in which I would rather live! Where freedom and liberty are growing, not shrinking!

  • mary kile

    Yeie, more jobs for Texas. Beretta you’ll be more than welcome in the Lone Star State.

  • $27789750

    I see Alabam after Sig NH. The gun climate here is still very pro as is the business climate. I hope the dingys on the coast have sense enough to keep quiet. We have gone dangerously blue here, pray for us.

  • Michelle

    Atta Beretta! Any state that wants to ban guns shouldn’t also enjoy the tax revenue or jobs created by a gun manufacturer. And maybe when folks start seeing their jobs leave, they’ll be more motivated to stand up to their lawmakers.

  • Love of Country

    This is all about crushing the NRA, a reliable GOP voting bloc. If it was about saving lives they would be going after all those blood-soaked video games and movies that young killers obsess over every day. Of course the real threat to people’s lives is alcohol and the 100,000 annual fatalities it causes. Don’t tell me we have to revoke the Second Amendment because guns kill 10,000 people every year when alcohol kills 100,000. Let’s be smart about this and go where the numbers are, right? …. I mean provided you had to choose.

    Beyond that, you terminally foolish and racist Democrats, try raising your kids with conservative values for once in your bitter lives …. that way they will become role models instead of shady little welfare addicts and racist murderers. You guys have 33,000 racist gangs under your “big tent” …. 33,000! It’s time for some self-reflection on your part and a whole lot of forgiveness for your moral, ethical, patriotic and fiscal superiors across the aisle, for Pete’s sake!

  • Guest

    The Comrades may fantasize all they wish,
    the Second Amendment overrules a corrupt, left wing dictator and his cronies.

  • DrSamHerman

    They are more than welcome in Texas!

    • TitzyFritzensimmons

      True! Houston area, DFW area, Austin (yep, even Austin likes its guns), and San Antonio are just a few cities that would welcome Beretta and/or Remington.

  • Rulz

    Free states >> oppressive states.

    Democrats, take note.

  • David Johnson

    Please move to Arizona! Ruger has a plant here.

  • rogueco

    Beretta can go pound sand for all I care. For weeks now, they have refused to make any public statements regarding their sales to law enforcement officers in states that have oppressive gun restrictions, such as NY with their SAFE Act.

    Beretta seems to be fine with selling weapons to law enforcement that citizens of that same state are not allowed to have. There should not be two sets of rules – police should not be exempt from legislation signed into law by their state government.

    Please visit to see a list of companies who are standing up for 2A rights for ALL, not just some. I for one will not be buying anything from companies like Berreta who are more concerned about their profits than our rights.

    The article also mentions Magpul – the are on my boycott list as well. They have gotten positive press for saying they will leave Colorado if anti-gun legislation passes, but what they don’t publicize is that if the 30 round mags they make are deemed illegal in Colorado, they will still sell those mags to Colorado law enforcement. You either support the 2A or you don’t – there is no in between.

    Molon Labe

    • DwellsInFire

      Maybe you need to give companies a chance to decide what to do based on whether certain laws get passed or not, and in the case of NY, whether the fight to get it repealed succeed. I’m not seeing Colt, Remington, Taurus, or Glock on your list either. There’s not going to be much selection if people base their purchases on that list.

      • rogueco

        Wait to see which way the political winds blow before going out on a limb to support our 2nd Amendment rights? So what is your line in the sand, then – when 15 states have magazine limits or weapons bans? 20? 30? You’ve got to nip this in the bud. repealing a handful of laws would be far easier than having to fight for repeal in dozens of separate states.

        The time is now. I won’t do business with Beretta, Glock or any other large manufacturer who remains quiet on this issue. The longer these companies provide banned arms to law enforcement in these ban states, the more apparent it is that they are willing to turn a blind eye to two different sets of rights and freedoms, based on your job description.

        Law enforcement is in a very unique position as a group of citizens who enforce the laws of the government, and they’ve got to be the ones to stand up and pressure lawmakers. But how exactly do you get policemen to band together and fight? You make them live by the same laws they enforce upon the rest of society, that’s how. How long would it take for NY law enforcement to demand a repeal if they were all limited to 7-round magazines? The police unions of NY were more than happy to fight for an exemption for RETIRED law enforcement, but not for the general public? Ask yourself why a retired officer needs an exemption so he can buy high-cap mags and “assault” rifles for personal use..

  • fishydude

    If the gun ban passed, Barretta’s drivers wouldn’t even be able to deliver to out of state customers for fear they could be arrested for possession if “illegal” guns.
    Boston tried making carrying knives longer than 1″ illegal. Cops could just sit outsider home depot and arrest everyone that bought a leather man tool.
    Stupid people never see beyond there own foolish rhetoric to the real consequences of their proposed actions.

  • Junie3

    Come to NC, we got beaches, beautiful mountains, tobacco, and no Health Care Exchange, plus a republican Gov, who’s talking about a no income or low income state tax.

  • kim

    We need jobs in Michigan, other than Detroit. Lots of small companies closed when gov’t ‘saved’ GM, and we are now a right to work state

    • Jay Stevens

      But the state is still a democratic fiefdom.

  • RightThinking1

    Maryland? Is Maryland still solvent? I thought perhaps the entire state had a lien filed against it.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    WHO DO YOU WRITE TO IN WASHINGTON? WHAT DO THEY KNOW ABOUT CHICKENS?-Frank Perdue Salisbury, MD (who had to put up with a LOT of dumb clucks in Annapolis)

  • orrineldredii

    I am sure they will find a couple of states that will welcome them and their jobs. Show them you are not bluffing. Put out a couple of bids and see what happens. I am sure that TN and SC will love to have you.