Recent Gun Laws Push Gun Makers To The South

Big name gun makers like Beretta, Remington, Ruger, Kahr, and more have about had  it with the anti-second amendment gun laws passing is states in which their headquarters are located. These firearm industries are looking to move to more ‘Constitution friendly’ states, taking their guns, jobs, and money with them.

Remington announced this past February that they would be building a new firearms production plant in Huntsville, AL. This plant is foreseen to create 2,000 jobs within the next decade.

We considered numerous factors in our decision-making process. These factors included, among others, labor quality, pro-business environment, strong existing infrastructure and pro-Second Amendment policies.

-Teddy Novine, director of public affairs for Freedom Group Inc., the parent company of Remington

One of the major reasons for Remington’s relocation is due to New York’s recent passing of the Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act in wake of the shootings in Newton, CT. The SAFE Act bans the ownership of AR-15 style rifles in the state, which would be unfortunate for Remington. You’d think that in light of Remington creating 1300+ jobs in NY, they would be looking to promote the industry, but instead they’re doing the exact opposite.

Beretta USA is another company that has decided to expand into gun friendly states. Their headquarters is currently located in Maryland. They have announced that they will be building a $45 million production plant in Tennessee. This will create 300 more jobs.

Finding a state that supported the Second Amendment did play a sizable role in our search. There were several factors, one of which was a strong level of support for constitutional rights.”

Ryan Muety, spokesman for Beretta USA. 

Private Sector Businesses are what is driving economic growth in Maryland. Beretta USA has created over 36,000 jobs since December of 2012.

PTR is another. However, unlike Beretta USA and Remington, they will not be keeping their headquarters in the same place. PTR Industries announced last June that they would be uprooting all operations from Bristol, CT and moving to Aynor, SC. This move was completed in January of this year and is estimated to employ over 120 people by July 2017.

Ruger announced this past July that they will be building a production plant in Mayodan, NC.

Kahr is currently headquarted in Pearl River, NY. This is about to change very soon as well. With the purchase of more than 600 acres in Blooming Grove Township, PA, Kahr Arms plans on moving its corporate headquarters and research and development arm to Pennsylvania in the first phase of expansion.

I don’t think I have to say it when taking into account the information I provided above, but just in case you need to look at it from a different angle. This industry helps provide WELL PAYING jobs to American citizens. What do you think is going to happen if your crazy gun-control laws get passed in every state? It will leave thousands of people without a job and it will severely damage the US economy.

Not only is gun ownership beneficial to US citizens in a protection stand point, but it also substantially helps our economy. The firearms industry was responsible for almost $38 billion total economic activity in the United States just last year. That is a 97% increase from 2008.

Let’s also take a look at the impact this industry has had on a national level as well as within your own state:

Looking specifically in the states I mentioned above, can you imagine what their economy will look like within the next 10 years after this companies have up and moved away? Here is the economic impact of the firearms industry in 2013. These states have passed stricter gun control laws, resulting in major firearm production companies

• New York: $2.1 billion

• Connecticut: $1.9 billion

• Massachusetts: $1.6 billion

• Colorado: $825 million

• Maryland: $511 million

So before you go spouting off non-sense on why you think we should have gun control, my past two posts show why that’s a HORRIBLE idea.

1) Ruins the economy

2) Takes well-paying jobs away from hard-working American citizens

3) Increases violent crime and gun homicide

Thousands of Gun Registration Forms Burned in Protest

Nearly one thousand gun owners in the state of New York stood together in protest of the NY Safe Act, an act passed in January of 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Shooting. 

The NY Safe Act bans the possession of high-capacity magazines (magazines with over 5 rounds) regardless of when they were made or where they were sold. Other limitations/provisions associated with this act include background checks and sales documentation for purchase of ammo, requirement to create a registry with any assault weapon in the state,  ban on internet sales, and allows law enforcement to seize one’s firearm without a warrant or court order.

Assault Weapons Rg Pic

The Safe Act mandates that all assault weapons be registered by April 15, 2014. NY gun owners are openly stating their refusal to comply by burning their registration forms. At this time, it is estimated that only 3,000 out of 1.2 million assault weapons have been registered since the NY Safe Act was first introduced in January 2013. As we are reaching the April deadline, more and more gun owners are refusing to comply because they believe that registration leads to confiscation. Who can blame them? If you haven’t noticed, they aren’t alone. Look at Connecticut where only 50,000 guns were registered out of nearly half a million.

Don’t think registration leads to confiscation? The NYPD is now sending out notices to registered gun owners demanding that they give up their firearms.

Gun confiscation

RIFLE AND SHOTGUN

Still not enough for you? Fine. Let’s look into past events.

*  In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.  This doesn’t include the 30 million ‘Uncle Joe’ starved to death in the Ukraine.
 
 
*  In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
 
*  Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, leaving a populace unable to defend itself against the Gestapo and SS.  Hundreds of thousands died as a result.  
 
 
* China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
 
*  Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
 
* Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. The total dead are said to be 2-3 million
 
 
* Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, 1-2 million ‘educated’ people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
 
*  Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million at a bare minimum. 
 
* Gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results: 
 
Australia-wide, homicides went up 3.2 percent 
 
Australia-wide, assaults went up 8.6 percent 
 
Australia-wide, armed robberies went up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)

Historically, American gun control legislation has been imitating Hitler’s Nazi Germany gun control legislation for quite some time. Consider the key provisions of the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 and compare it with the United States Gun Control Act of 1968. The parallels of both the provisions and the legal language are eerily similar.

The Nazi Weapons Act
of 1938

United States Gun Control Act
of 1968

1 Classified guns for sporting purposes 1 Introduced term “sporting purpose”
2 All Germans desiring to purchase firearms had to register with the Nazi officials and submit to a background check 2 Exempted government agencies from the controls which applied to law-abiding citizens
3 The law assumed that non-Nazi German citizens were hostile and thereby exempted Nazi’s from the gun control law 3 The Law assumes that mentally ill people will turn their guns on innocents and the government is given the power to limit the purchase by people DEEMED to be a threat by labeling them as mentally ill.
4 The Nazi’s assumed unrestricted power to decide what kinds of firearms could, or could not, be owned by private persons 4 Authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to decide what firearms could or could not be owned by private persons
5 The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by governmental bureaucrats 5 The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by governmental bureaucrats
6 Citizens under 18 years of age could not buy firearms and ammunition 6 Age restriction of 18 years and 21 years were applied to anyone who wished to purchase firearms and ammunition

What History Teaches Us About Gun Confiscation

Want more recent? Ok.

Let’s look at Canada first. In June of 2013, citizens were evacuated from their homes in the High River area of Alberta due to flooding. Due to the massive flooding, most were not able to return to their homes and later found that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police seized large quantities of fire arms from their evacuated homes and would not return them unless they were registered under the proper class. If their firearm was under the “restricted” or “prohibited” class, they were destroyed. Canadian government confiscated firearms ILLEGALLY from law abiding citizens. First they created a law requiring citizens to register guns. Why? To track the sales of firearms of course. Next the passed laws to ban firearms. Finally, they notified gun owners that they were to surrender their REGISTERED firearms to the local police.

Don’t you get it? It has to start somewhere. They can’t just ban guns and confiscate them out of the blue. People would get too upset too quickly and the laws would backfire so they are choosing to go in slowly. Sound familiar? It should because it’s happening here.

Now let’s go a little closer to home. How about California? In April of 2013, the California State Legislature passed a bill approving $24 million to help confiscate more than 40,000 handguns from felons or those deemed mentally/emotionally unfit to own firearms. Hmm sounds likes that would be fine at first? Well think again. Once again, look at Connecticut and all of the gun owners who chose not to register their firearms. Now they are consider felons because they did not comply with state laws. What makes you think that you won’t be consider a felon, giving them “reason” to enter into your home and confiscate your firearms? Heck, what makes you think it won’t happen if you DO comply with the laws?

Wake up people and start fighting for your rights. Our country was founded on these rights for a reason. One last question to all you anti-gun wackos- What happens when your precious government turns on you and you have no protection?

“Guns Everywhere” Bill Passed In Georgia

Guns Everywhere (let that sink in for just a minute).

That pretty much sums up what the recent bill that passed in Georgia where state citizens are permitted to carry their firearms anywhere at anytime. Your school, the local bar up the street, the DMV, the airport, your church, you name it. Teachers and administrators will now allowed to be armed on campus.

Ok, well before you get TOO excited, it isn’t all that simple. It should more or less be called the “Guns ALMOST Everywhere”  bill.

Carrying in a government facility is only allowed if there are not security guards already present and carrying a gun in any of these places can still get you a ticket (with about the same consequences as a speeding ticket).

I keep thinking more and more about this bill.. I do not know that guns need to be present in a church. I mean, as far as I know, I don’t see or hear of many church shootings. However, if that was the only place where guns weren’t allowed, would it open up doors for criminals to WANT to go to a church instead of a school to attack because they know no one is armed?

Another place I am not sure would be a great idea would be the bar. You’re advised not to operate heavy machinery while under the influence of alcohol or drugs because in inhibits your ability of knowing what’s right and wrong. It also messes with your perception obviously! I’ve run into some pretty angry people at the bar, literally. From my experience (and your’s may be different), violent people become even more violent while under the influence.

Alright, now to the areas I am sure about. I 100% support allowing teachers and administrators to carry at school. Most if not all ISD employees are required to undergo extensive background checks. Heck, some schools even require that their employees go through training on how to deal with a violent student. If they pass their background checks, random drug/alcohol screenings, and have to go through gun safety and violence preventative training, they why shouldn’t they be allowed to carry? Why should they not be ENCOURAGED to carry? Now before all your anti-gun lunatics go nuts over what I just said, hold your pants for just a second. When I say that teachers and campus administrators should be allowed to carry, I also think that there should be rules in place for appropriate times to use your weapon. If a student is yelling or threatening, I believe there are better ways to handle the situation. But think about this- If a student brings a gun to school and plans to use it on his/her peers, who is at the disadvantage if he/she is the only one armed or has access to a firearm? You are. Your students are. Your kids are. Your friends are. Everyone accept for the student holding the gun.

Do you honestly think that the result of past school shootings would have been more damaging if faculty were armed and properly trained on how to use a firearm? What about employees at banks? Or pharmacies?

I also wouldn’t be against having legal carry in airports. If something goes wrong, you have easy access in favor of your defense.

Well, Mindy Fischer certainly disagrees..

We have a reported 300 million guns in this country right now. When is enough enough America?? When will we value human life more than our beloved guns?? We need to really stop and take a look at all of the senseless gun violence every single day, most of which no longer even gets reported because we’ve all become so immune to it. Look at all of the mass shootings that we’ve had…that we continue to have…and that will surely go on. Look at Congress doing nothing to pass common sense  legislation.

Instead, what are they passing? They are passing things like Georgia’s House Bill 875, which expandsStand Your Ground and allows people to carry these massive amounts of loaded guns absolutely everywhere. And when more guns equals more deaths, will we all act shocked? Honestly, I just can’t even wrap my head around this type of legislation. Not in this country. Not in this century. Is this really who we’ve become?”

As much as I can KIND OF see her point, this law is not a bad thing. When will the value of human life be more than our beloved guns?! Can’t you people see that human life is of value which is why we want to protect it? When a criminal has a gun, who do you call? The police. And what do police do to stop a threat? The use their guns. Why do we need that middle man step when we can train to protect ourselves? Once again, look at the states who have banned guns. Is crime rate higher or lower? I hate to tell you this but IT IS HIGHER. Criminals don’t follow laws. That’s why they’re criminals! Like I said earlier, if you’re not armed and a criminal is, who is at the disadvantage? Who is going to get hurt? Who’s friends, family, neighbors, are going to get hurt? YOUR’S.

Finally, let’s take a look at the new gun law in Connecticut and compare it to Georgia. What do you think will happen in CT if police implement the No-Knock invasion to confiscate guns? People will fight back to protect their families and their constitutional right to bear arms. This will result in either the loss of life for the citizen or for the officers. I guarantee you. Now, I’ll try to play devil’s advocate with the GA law. Let’s say after this law passes, all the crazy nuts decide to go on a killing spree because they can now carry everywhere and anywhere they want. Don’t the good citizens have the same right? Will they or won’t they use their right to protect you and anyone else against these loons? Or we can look at it from a different standpoint. Is it a possibility that because guns are allowed everywhere for anyone that the state has created a deterrent from gun violence? If you were a crazy killer and were given a gun in a state where EVERYONE else has one, do you think you would reconsider your “master plan”? Because the end result would not look so good for you now would it?

All I am saying is that I encourage people utilize their right for defense, and implementing this law may not be the BAD HORRIBLE CRAZY STUPID DANGEROUS idea that you’re screaming about.

What are your thoughts?

The Constitution State moving towards gun confiscation

Turns out Connecticut, “The Constitution State”, isn’t living up to the name.

Thousands of law-abiding citizens in the state of Connecticut are up in arms over the recent law passed stating that residents are required to register any powerful assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. They were given until January 4, 2014. Any citizens who did not register their weapons with the state before this date are now labeled as a class D felon and were sent a letter demanding that their weapons be sold to a licensed dealer or removed from the state.

State of Connecticut

Some of those who haven’t registered are refusing to do so (not that they can now anyways because their application will be “declined”) while others are just now being informed that their once legal right to carry is now illegal unless their weapons were previously registered with the state.

So what happens when these tens of thousands of people refuse to sell or ship their guns off to another state?

Some believe that this will eventually lead to state police engaging in door to door gun confiscation. Let’s think logically and figure out how this will pan out. Groups of police officers who have supposedly sworn to stand behind the Constitution will come to your home and take your unregistered weapons, even though you have a legal right to carry them that is being made void due to an unlawful law. This can go pretty much one of two ways. First scenario is that you allow them into your home (probably without a warrant because who cares about your Constitutional right anyways) and watch as they take your guns away. The second scenario is that you fight. Whether it be with your weapons, physically attacking them, or yelling and screaming. If the police officer felt that his life was threatened in this situation, what do you think he would do? Think of what they’ve done in the past and answer. They would use their guns. Just like you should be able to. So either you shoot them or they shoot you. Either way, this opens up yet another door for Obama to say “Oh no! More deaths due to gun violence. All the more reason to disarm America!” And people will listen. Do you know what else he could say in this scenario? “See? Gun owners claim to be law-abiding citizens and they shoot the police!” Not to mention, this will now put statistics in favor of gun control because the information will change to state that more and more felons are owning guns. There are now tens of thousands of citizens in the state of Connecticut who are now considered felons.

Obama

We are now living in a country where the US Constitution is slowly fading away due to Socialist politicians and law enforcement who are disregarding their oaths. We are now living in a country where people no longer ask questions or stand up for what they believe is right. Now it is “Oh? Obama said it? It must be true!”

The fabric in which our country was made great is now being shredded to pieces. Our legal system has become corrupt and biased. Our financial system is now dependent on foreign countries to pay off our debt. Culture and religion are now “offensive” and how dare we hurt someone’s feelings. Our Constitution is defiled, spit on, and viewed as just an old piece of paper that no longer applies to current day laws.

Where it used to be the government served the people is now the people serving their government. If you don’t stand for your right and your freedom, what do you stand for?