(StrictlyNews.com) American gun manufacturers have warned for years that they would take their business elsewhere if laws are passed that hinder their ability to operate absent unwarranted legal harassment and punishment.
Now, it’s happening.
Smith & Wesson, one of the most historic and iconic names in American guns, is pulling out of Massachusetts – where it has been based for 170 years – and is moving to Tennessee because it believes that the laws in Massachusetts threaten its ability to manufacture guns there.
According to the Boston Business Journal, “In explaining the decision, CEO Mark Smith cited legislation pending on Beacon Hill that would bar the manufacturer from making certain types of guns in Massachusetts. He pointed to Tennessee’s support for the Second Amendment and cost of living as reasons for choosing that state.”
Will this move spur other American gun manufacturers to move to states they believe are more friendly to their operations and more respectful of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution?
Time will tell, but given the previous warnings from gun companies, and this action by Smith & Wesson, it’s a safe bet that there will be others who follow suit.
Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. will move its HQ out of Springfield, to Tennessee. CEO Mark Smith cited legislation pending in Beacon Hill that would bar the manufacturer from making certain types of guns in Massachusetts. https://t.co/hiNGjz3xeM— Business Journals (@bizjournals) September 30, 2021
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