Thursday, July 21, 2016

How Many More Can You Drive Out, Hartford Folks?

America’s largest shotgun manufacturer, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., decided not to expand in Connecticut. Sure it was founded there 1919 and still has its corporate headquarters in North Haven. But in 2013 Connecticut rushed through legislation to ban some of Mossberg’s popular products. As a result, Mossberg CEO, Iver Mossberg, says, “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.”

For those who would sneer that "It's only a gun maker" or "Ew, icky guns", I would remind you that General Electric along with a very large machine manufacturer and, probably, an equally huge insurance company are doing the same.  Also, it's, off hand, three Connecticut gun manufacturers who have left the state, which means thousands of jobs gone and/or people relocating to another state, thus reducing our population and the tax base.

Better get that Malloy Mileage Tax going soon.