By AWR Hawkins
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Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- Custom motorcycle builder Jesse James celebrated the launch of his new firearm manufacturing company in Texas over the weekend.
He said Texas was an attractive location because it “is very business friendly” and “more guns are legal” in Texas.
According to The Texas Tribune, James’s new company is called Jesse James Firearms Unlimited.
Saturday’s launch party for James’ new enterprise was attended by representatives “of the National Rifle Association, the Texas State Rifle Association, and other gun advocacy groups.”
While California, Colorado, and various states in the northeast have moved toward more restrictive gun control in recent months, Texas has moved toward loosening gun control measures. For example, Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott (R) supports allowing the open carry of handguns in the state.
Currently, handguns must be carried concealed by those who have a permit to carry one.
Besides the overarching gun and business-friendly climate, James said Texas is an “employee-friendly” state as well: “Texas understands that people are trying to build families here and grow, and they support that.”
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