Missoula, MT --(Ammoland.com)- You may have heard that Remington is thinking of bailing out of its plant in New York (1,300 employees).
Beretta is threatening to leave Maryland if the Legislature there bans magazines over 10 rounds (Beretta just got an Army contract for 100,000 M9 pistols and has 300 employees), and Magpul is planning to leave Colorado (because of Colorado’s ban on standard-capacity magazines).
There are others. I’ve been contacting these companies asking them to come to Montana, but I figure the invitation will carry more punch if it comes from the Legislature, thus the resolutions:
Gary Marbut, presidentMontana Shooting Sports Associationwww.mtssa.orgauthor, Gun Laws of Montanawww.mtpublish.com
Introduced By *************
A Resolution of the Senate of the State of Montana inviting firearms and firearms accessory manufacturers threatened by hostile laws in other states to move to Montana.
WHEREAS, some states have enacted laws or are considering enacting laws that would prohibit the possession of certain firearms or of certain firearms accessories; and
WHEREAS, these laws may make it impossible for existing manufacturers to remain in or legally do business in those states; and
WHEREAS, many firearms and firearms accessory manufacturers are examining options for relocating their manufacturing to a more firearms friendly location; and
WHEREAS, Montana is a firearm-friendly state with a good legal infrastructure for firearms possession, use, and manufacture; and
WHEREAS, Montana has a well-educated workforce of people with a strong work ethic and with a culture of firearms knowledge and tolerance; and
WHEREAS, Montana offers space, beauty, and a great place to live and work.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA: Montana says to threatened firearms and firearms accessories manufacturers: “Come to Montana. We want you here”; and
Be it further resolved that Montana says: “Montana is open for business for manufacturers of firearms and firearm accessories”; and
Be it further resolved that the Secretary of State is encouraged to coordinate with firearm-related groups and businesses existing in Montana to develop contacts with manufacturers of firearms and firearm accessories in other states and deliver this resolution to them; and
Be it further resolved that Governor Steve Bullock is urged to actively seek out any manufacturers of firearms and firearms accessories to encourage them to move to Montana and to aid these manufacturers in relocation in whatever way may be possible.
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