Beretta Threatens to Leave Maryland if New Gun Control is Passed
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According to the Washington Post, gun maker, Beretta, who makes the sidearm carried by a large portion of United States troops, is considering leaving Maryland and moving their operations if Maryland passes new gun control measures that are being considered by state lawmakers.
The behemoth gun manufacturer would take hundreds of jobs with it and have a large impact on sub-contractors, possibly affecting even more jobs.
“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” said Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta.
Under the proposed Maryland laws, which would outlaw many semi automatic weapons and magazines over 10 rounds in capacity, many of Berettas products would be illegal for the people who make them to buy.
Bravo for taking a stand Beretta. Beretta is one of a growing number of gun related companies who are taking stands against anti gun state governments. Some are threatening to move their operations as their home states threaten new gun control and others are refusing to sell their products to law enforcement officers in states where citizens can’t own the same products.