Baretta USA announced yesterday that it is moving all operations out of the Peoples Republic of Maryland to its new facility announced earlier this year located in Tennessee
Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the products that the company sells around the world. While the legislation was changed to remove some of those provisions, Cooper said the possibility that such restrictions could be reinstated left the company worried about maintaining a firearm-making factory in Maryland.
"While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move the Maryland product lines in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility," Cooper said in a news release announcing the move.
The company anticipates the plant in more gun-friendly Tennessee will involve a $45 million investment in building and equipment and employ about 300 people during the next five years. Beretta said it has no plans to relocate its office, administrative and executive support functions from Accokeek, Maryland.
Of course Maryland Governor OMally's mouth piece Nina Smith responded by saying
"We're disappointed with this decision, but the common-sense gun safety law we passed, which includes licenses for handgun purchases, is keeping schools, communities and law enforcement personnel safe,"
Typical leftist behavior, the use of common sense is usually uttered by the fascists to convince the public that the law whatever it may be is for their own good. They always fail to bring up that their own policies of institutional generational welfare have absolutely destroyed the inner cities of many large urban areas, Baltimore is a prime example
So for some feel good law that does nothing to mitigate gang violence and directly impact private citizens ability to arm themselves effectively has led to a major corporation to relocate to a better place that welcomes there business. The impact will be be direct in the loss of the highly skilled jobs and the tax revenue generated by Beretta and its sub contractors.
Another great job brought to you by the Democrats and leftist policy.