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Regulation Migration: Gun Companies Continue to Move Operations to Southern States

Bob Grabowski (right) said his office is the first one complete at PTR Industries in the Cool Springs Business Park on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2013. PTR Industries is a gun manufacturing company that moved from Connecticut. Grabowski is also an Horry County councilman. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan / jblackmon@thesunnews.com  Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/01/09/3948593/work-begins-at-horry-countys-first.html#storylink=cpy

Bob Grabowski (right) said his office is the first one complete at PTR Industries in the Cool Springs Business Park on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2013. PTR Industries is a gun manufacturing company that moved from Connecticut. Grabowski is also an Horry County councilman. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan / jblackmon@thesunnews.com

AWRHawkins reports:  What started as a slow trickle when American Tactical Imports (ATI) and PTR moved from the northeast to South Carolina, has now become an all out surge with Magpul Industries leaving Colorado, Beretta leaving Maryland for Tennessee, and Remington acquiring a 500,000 square ft. facility in Alabama.

[See also: Work begins at Horry County’s first firearms manufacturer]

As Breitbart News previously reported, Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s (D) SAFE Act drove ATI from New York in October while Governor Dannel Malloy‘s (D) draconian gun control drove PTR from Connecticut in June.

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In early 2013 Magpul made it clear they were leaving Colorado if the state’s Democrat legislators passed a ban on “high capacity” magazines. The legislators passed the ban anyway, and on January 2, 2014 Breitbart News reported that Magpul was moving manufacturing to Wyoming and its corporate headquarters to Texas.

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