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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:18 PM

Beretta may leave Maryland if a gun-control bill is passed

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/berettas-future-in-maryland-tied-to-states-gun-control-debate/2013/02/23/bcc56c62-7776-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_story.html

There go the taxes paid by Beretta and probably some of the jobs as well. It may cause additional ripples depending on how many external suppliers Beretta will no longer use if they move.

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Reply Beretta may leave Maryland if a gun-control bill is passed (Original post)
Lurks Often Feb 2013 OP
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #1
gejohnston Feb 2013 #2
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #3
gejohnston Feb 2013 #4
Lurks Often Feb 2013 #10
bluedigger Feb 2013 #5
locks Feb 2013 #6
frylock Feb 2013 #7
GreenStormCloud Feb 2013 #8
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #9
GreenStormCloud Feb 2013 #11
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #12

Response to Lurks Often (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:25 PM

1. An excuse to move to a RTW state to reset seniority and to lower workers salaries and benefits.

Nothing more.

Scumbag companies do this all of the time.

When payroll and benefits get to a certain point, they pack up shop and move far enough away so 90% of the employees don't follow.

If you relocate, and you are not a key employee, they will find a way to terminate you. Then, you will be stuck in another state that pays low wages, with a massive debt load and no income. It happens all of the time. Generally, scumbag companies do this after 10 years. Scumbag banks will do this every 5 years or so.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:29 PM

2. funny thing

US gun companies have been union for years and remain in NY and New England. Beretta is Italian, they have a US subsidiary to stay on the DoD gravy train.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:31 PM

3. That sounds a lot like Glock. n/t

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:55 PM

4. They are on the DoJ gravy train

but yeah as well as FN.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:13 PM

10. Apparently Beretta has been in Accokeek, MD since 1977 n/t

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Response to Lurks Often (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:44 PM

5. Of course there will be an effect on the economy.

Most people think that the positive effects of gun reform on the economy in local communities will offset the impact on gun manufacturers, but you can make that argument if you want. I think there is a large organization with similar concerns...

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Response to Lurks Often (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:53 PM

6. Go Ahead, Magpul. Move. Wyoming seems nice.

From Rich Tosches, Denver Post column 2/24/2013:

"Magpul (company motto: "When 29 Bullets Just Aren't Enough") has threatened to leave Colorado if state lawmakers ban magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds. "We will leave if it passes," barked Doug Smith, Magpul's chief operating officer.

The Denver Post followed up on the story with an editorial page poll, asking if Magpul and other high-capacity magazine makers should leave Colorado if such a law passes. Some 64 percent of responders told Magpul, "Don't let the door hit you in the buttocks region on your way out."
My point here..is that Coloradons..Coloradoites...Colorudodians...uh, we don't take kindly to being threatened. And in the wake of Columbine and Aurora, we really don't like being threatened by a guy who makes tools designed for the sole purpose of killing lots of people in the shortest possible time."

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Response to Lurks Often (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:18 PM

7. adios. sayonara. bon voyagee. don't forget to write.

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Response to Lurks Often (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:25 PM

8. Gov. Perry of Texas probably already has an invitation letter in the mail to them. N/T

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:10 PM

9. WSB.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:18 PM

11. WSB? Sorry, I don't understand.

FWIW, I meant my post as humor. Instead of trying to build up business in Texas he is trying to steal business from other states.

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