Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gun Control Costs Maryland 30 Jobs

Gun company Beretta bringing 300 jobs to Gallatin
Beretta, one of the world’s leading gun manufacturers, will be moving manufacturing operations to Gallatin, bringing more than 300 jobs to the region.

The company will invest upwards of $45 million to bring a manufacturing and research and development facility to Middle Tennessee, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday morning.
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For much of the past year, Beretta has been scouting for locations for a manufacturing facility after the state of Maryland passed stricter gun legislation, company officials said. The family-owned, Italian company had expressed frustration about the new laws and said it might be looking for a new home for a factory currently located in Accokeek, Maryland.

Jeff Reh, general counsel for Beretta, said the company was looking a state that supported Second Amendment rights, and had other key attributes, including a competitive tax environment, good quality of life and was focused on corporate recruitment.
I know at least two people personally who have worked at the Beretta facility in Accoceek. 300 jobs isn't a a huge number in the Maryland economy, currently at 6.7% unemployment, which is doing about the same as the national average.  Still, that's 300 families who will either have to move, or lose their jobs.  Good job, O'Malley, legislature!

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