Citizens work to court Beretta away from gun-grabbing Md.: 'We'd love to have you'

After Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper signed anti-gun bills into law, Magpul began making arrangements to leave “occupied territory.” HiViz Shooting Systems is on its way out as well, refusing to support a state with “a willingness to infringe upon the constitutional rights of our customer base.”

But Colorado won’t be the only state throwing away jobs by spitting on the Second Amendment.

Earlier this year, gun manufacturer Beretta signaled that it would consider leaving Maryland if Gov. Martin O’Malley signed an anti-gun bill. That bill is now headed to O’Malley’s desk and includes an assault weapons ban, magazine limit and fingerprint requirements.

Beretta is “waiting to see what the signed bill looks like” before making any announcements about relocation plans. But freedom-loving citizens in other states are more than ready to welcome the gun manufacturer and its 300 to 400 jobs.

  • angeleyez

    Should Beretta start to get the Hell out of Maryland before the boycott ?
    ▲ Y E S
    ▼ N O

    • crusader

      wondering if i can get a job working with them
      if of course they leave the libtard state

    • GaryTheBrave

      Si! I mean YES! I would agree with most of the tweets except for Wisconsin and Michigan. Great Bend, KS, would be a good place. Utah is the home of Barnes Bullets. Remington has a sporting ammo plant just outside of Little Rock. Wyoming doesn’t have a corporate tax nor a personal income tax. Nebraska is home to Cabela’s. West Texas, such as Amarillo, Pecos, or El Paso, would be a good area as well.

      • Jay Stevens

        Agreed. Michigan is already a liberal hellhole and Wisconsin is on the cusp of becoming one.

  • agroulx

    Beretta needs to make a smart decision of being in a state that supports the 2nd amendment. I swear I’m done buying guns/accessories from companies that reside in liberal gun-grabbing states. Even if their products are some of the best.

    • Seriously?

      Me too.

    • Garth Haycock

      That’s one of the reasons all of my guns are Browning.

    • reaganFF

      I’ve been keeping a close eye on this… unfortunately, my lovely AR-15 is a Stag Arms, and they are unfortunate enough to be located in CT.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Is Weatherby still located in Caliphoneya?

  • conservativechick

    Just get Uncle Joe on your side! HAHA

  • redstilettos

    Georgia would love you have you as well.

    • Catchance

      Awesome username and avatar!

  • Stevon f. Nutt

    We would love to have you in N.Y. but our jerk of a governor has already proven he is willing to wage war on the Constitution and I fear Remington Arms may leave as a result. It now seems fashionable for Liberals to see who can destroy the Constitution faster and one Commie politician after another has stepped forward to give it a try.

  • b_truit

    They will come here to VA. They already have a warehouse here. Its not a far move across the Potomac and VA gun laws rival those of AZ, and won’t be changing. We just passed a load of news laws not allowing them to touch our guns.

    • Maggie Cochran-Corbin

      Oh, how I miss my home state! (curerntly living in MN)

      • OneThinDime

        You have my sympathy!

      • reaganFF

        Ugh. My best friend lives there; calls it “Minnehopeless.”

  • SideshowJon36

    Dream on everyone. Virginia is just a 1/2 hour away.

    • John

      So is Pennsylvania…

  • V the K

    The People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland can kiss my a–.

    They are following the California model; drive out the law-abiding taxpayers, import the criminal welfare parasites; because the latter vote Democrat.

  • Right Wired

    Come to the crosshairs of America! err…Crossroads! Indiana. We’re about to mandate that every school has an armed teacher…how cool is that?

    • OneThinDime

      Fantastic news for Indiana, its school children and parents!

  • Rulz

    “Starve the beast!”

    -Jason Lewis

  • Guest

    So you have Magpul, Alfred Engineering, Sportsman Channel, Outdoors Network, HiViz, Beretta, Mossberg and many of each of those have their shops they work primarily with leaving as well. On top of that Colorado gets to lose a 1.8 BILLION dollar per year hunting industry that we hunters and shooters have turned our back on and are going to Utah, the Dakota’s, Wyoming. Colorado isn’t the only show in town and sadly there are some very small cities that depend on the hunters every year to make a living will suffer.

    way to go liberals :) But hey, the red states say “Thank you” for the huge boost in tax revenue.

  • Vennoye

    So sad for my country that we have people like this in government positions!! So many of the gun grabbers are like Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) who don’t even know what they are talking about, but have NO problem taking rights away from their fellow citizens!!

    • joanc

      For some politicians, ignorance is bliss, Ms. DeGette is a classic example of the word with a capital I. With people like her and the DC politicians, only the criminals and the illegals will have weapons. In fact, our Government arranged to have known gang members and drug dealers walk US guns into Mexico with no way to trace them?? Unbelievable!! They hid that information until Fast and Furious was uncovered along with the deaths of Brian Terry a Border patrol agent and a few hundred Mexican citizens occurred. They didn’t have the decency to tell the Agents family about their part in their sons death, until many months later, but even then they denied and stonewalled to avoid the truth. How can we trust them if they lie consistently? Now, this gun walking group in high Government office has plans to remove guns from law abiding US citizens. Can anyone say Hypocrites? The Fast and Furious fiasco was a set up, to allow them to call for gun control when the walking guns made their way back into the USA. That event would enable them to move ahead with their devious plans to dismantle the Second Amendment. They used the Connecticut tragedy to set their moves in action. As Rahm Emanuel said—“never let an opportunity go to waste.” What’s Next? Nothing will surprise me, especially when I review all the hits the US citizens have taken since the present administration took office. I can’t wait for 2014 to vote every left leaning politician out, hopefully With Voter ID in use.

  • Ben Bollman

    I say let these liberal states keep driving away good companies, more work for people who actually appreciate it.

  • Tequila

    Hey Beretta, Glock is already here in Georgia so come on down and join the party.

  • v1cious

    Not a gun nut, but doesn’t Beretta make handguns and hunting rifles? I’m not sure how the current regulations would effect their business.

    • kenai

      Beretta is between a rock and a hard place. In 2000, Smith & Wesson, one of the top pistol manufacturers in the US was owned by a British company. Clinton proposed some changes in gun regs and S&W signed on to them. The next year their sales dropped 40 percent and the gun market was flooded with used S&Ws. By 2003 S&W was essentially bankrupt and was sold to an American company at a loss of over $100 million.

      Beretta now faces a situation similar to S&W. If they maintain production in an anti 2nd amendment state they risk the loss of their customer base and the ‘divestment’ of their products by current owners. Added to the risk is the fact that Beretta is an Italian company. They really can’t afford to have their potential US customers saying, ‘Damned if I’m going to give my money to a bunch of Dagos who don’t even support the 2nd amendment’.

      Beretta’s real choice is either move or go out of business in the US and it’s questionable whether or not the gun market of the rest of the world could keep them from bankruptcy. MD has handed Beretta a Hobson’s choice.

    • NRPax

      Handguns are covered under the new law in Maryland. And let’s be honest; laws like this are only a start. If they stick around in the state, they run the risk of being labeled as supporters of MD’s approach.

      And since there are other states that are far more business-friendly, they don’t really have a reason to stick around here.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    West Virginia. They’re our friends and neighbors. WVA will never go the path of us. And it would be much easier for the employees to relocate.

    Virginia will eventually be Maryland as Marylanders flee for cheaper housing and safer schools, only to vote the same bullshyt policies in that made them flee in the first place.

  • Guest

    WOO HOO! LWRC is leaving Maryland now! Its a mass exodus of great American companies moving to free states.

  • reaganFF

    I’d suggest Ohio, but Obamacare is going to kill us. Maybe we should all just move to Texas.

  • Jim Ginas

    Southern VA! Suffolk, VA to be specific! Home of Planters Peanuts, Money Magazine Top 100 Small Cities in America! Close to the beach, home of Republicans and Conservatives and MILITARY!