Governor Rick Perry and TX Business Development Organization Launch Massive Campaign to Attract Gun Companies to Texas
Rick Perry has made it no secret that he would like to see as many gun companies as possible choose to make Texas their home. Several high profile gun companies are considering moving their operations from their current states due to anti gun laws recently passed in states such as Colorado, Maryland and Connecticut.
Notably, Magpul, the makers are arguably the most popular magazine for the AR-15 platform, have already moved almost all of their operations out of the state of Colorado following the state’s passage of a law that bans the very magazines that Magpul makes. This is expected to have a negative economic impact on Colorado in the millions of dollars.
According to a CBS article on the subject,
Following the passage of some of the nation’s strictest gun control laws in Connecticut and New York, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, is headed to those northeastern states to woo gun manufacturers, as well as companies in the pharmaceutical and financial industries, to his southern state.
It’s not unusual for state leaders to try to lure businesses into their borders, but Perry is doing it with fanfare. Ahead of the governor’s four-day trip, which starts Sunday, the public-private entity TexasOne is launching a $1 million ad campaign in New York and Connecticut markets, boasting of Texas’ “plentiful” opportunities and “fair” regulations.
Texas has no state income tax, favorable business regulations, generally pro gun laws and plentiful land at affordable prices. All of these factors could help turn the state of Texas into the gun production capital of the world if Perry’s plan works the way he hopes.