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Great Gun Migration?

The American economy is still struggling to establish consistent forward momentum in 2013, but one segment that’s experiencing “rapid fire” growth is the gun industry. Sales are through the roof and there seems to be no slowing demand … meaning gun manufacturers are likely to be a solid employment bet…

The American economy is still struggling to establish consistent forward momentum in 2013, but one segment that’s experiencing “rapid fire” growth is the gun industry.

Sales are through the roof and there seems to be no slowing demand … meaning gun manufacturers are likely to be a solid employment bet for the foreseeable future. Also given the anti-gun laws being passed by dark blue states in the American Northeast, gun manufacturers are looking at moving to friendlier business climates.

That’s great … capitalism at work. At least on the surface …

Problems begin when elected officials and government bureaucrats enter the equation … as they are in the courtship of Connecticut-based PTR Industries, whose co-owner Josh Fiorini recently gave an interview with a South Carolina newspaper discussing the possibility of locating 100 low income jobs in the Palmetto State over the next 2-3 years.

“Company executives met with state and local economic development officials as well as the area’s political leaders and found them all accommodating,” The (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Sun News reported. “(Fiorni) said a round of golf at the Dunes Club, which he enjoyed, was part of the recruiting trip.”

Of course they found state leaders “accommodating.” After all this is South Carolina, where we tax money from existing individuals and businesses is habitually used to bribe other companies to come here.

Oh … and we wonder who paid for that round of golf?

Anyway, how has South Carolina’s command economic strategy worked out for us so far? Not well. In fact our state’s labor participation rate is currently at an all-time low.

Anyway … we would love to see PTR and numerous other gun manufacturers locate in the Palmetto State. These companies are clearly no longer wanted in the kneejerk Northeast, and as U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan has repeatedly stated South Carolina should welcome them with open arms.

What would we love to see even more than that, though? A competitive business climate … one which didn’t rely on robbing taxpayers to subsidize “economic development.”

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23 comments

? May 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Agreed Sic One. Give them tax breaks, not tax incentives(aka tax payer money).

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? May 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Agreed Sic One. Give them tax breaks, not tax incentives(aka tax payer money).

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Smirks May 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Most of what I’ve seen regarding state gun control laws pertains to buying/selling firearms, not really manufacturing them. Yes, the assault weapons ban and magazine capacity laws would affect manufacturing, but those were only on a national scale if I’m not mistaken. Did I miss something?

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Bubba May 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

A lot of manufacturers are pulling out of their home states for implementing stricter gun laws. Magpul for example in CO. Their reasoning is residents of the state can’t even buy some of the products their own state is producing.

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sweepin May 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

A lot of manufacturers (period for emphasis) are pulling out of their home states for one reason: to milk tax and corporate incentives from the interstate relocation “race-to-the-bottom” contest that has been operating for the past 15-20 years.

Only home-grown fools invest in the locations where they now exist. Better to join the game of “musical plants” instead.

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Bob May 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Agreed. Or more to the point, why should the states that want to restrict or outlaw guns sales profit on the manufacture of same?

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Bob May 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Agreed. Or more to the point, why should the states that want to restrict or outlaw guns sales profit on the manufacture of same?

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Smirks May 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Most of what I’ve seen regarding state gun control laws pertains to buying/selling firearms, not really manufacturing them. Yes, the assault weapons ban and magazine capacity laws would affect manufacturing, but those were only on a national scale if I’m not mistaken. Did I miss something?

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Bubba May 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

A lot of manufacturers are pulling out of their home states for implementing stricter gun laws. Magpul for example in CO. Their reasoning is residents of the state can’t even buy some of the products their own state is producing.

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sweepin May 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

A lot of manufacturers (period for emphasis) are pulling out of their home states for one reason: to milk tax and corporate incentives from the interstate relocation “race-to-the-bottom” contest that has been operating for the past 15-20 years.

Only home-grown fools invest in the locations where they now exist. Better to join the game of “musical plants” instead.

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Bob May 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Agreed. Or more to the point, why should the states that want to restrict or outlaw guns sales profit on the manufacture of same?

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GrandTango May 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Low income jobs???..
What about No Income Jobs: as in the real WRITER or Intelligent Thinker FITS Ignorant @$$ Won’t Hire.

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jimlewisowb May 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Maybe these gun fellas could hook up with Boeing. Boeing could install a gun under every seat in its planes. Passengers would then have choices,

Die of smoke inhalation, die from fire, wait for the burning plane to smack the ground or reach under your seat and have a 38 Burpie

Could make for some great commercials

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jimlewisowb May 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Maybe these gun fellas could hook up with Boeing. Boeing could install a gun under every seat in its planes. Passengers would then have choices,

Die of smoke inhalation, die from fire, wait for the burning plane to smack the ground or reach under your seat and have a 38 Burpie

Could make for some great commercials

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GrandTango May 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

What FITS hates: No matter how Obama tries to put his boot on the neck of American enterprise, we persevere…

And South Carolina DESERVES to prosper from Constitutional Freedom as much, if not more. than any state.

FITS problem is: Haley is running circles around Sanford in promoting SC. And any new jobs, just bring more shame on Sanford, who was busy recruiting a “Job” of a different sort on the Argentinian Booty Trail…

Attacking South Carolina boosts Sanford in FITS’ and Sanford’s mind. And like the Hokey-Pokey, promoting a narcissistic Trust Fund Charlatan is: ‘What it’s all about’ where FITS is concerned….

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lowcorider May 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

$6 an hour morons making guns. Oh well, at least some of the European makers are accurate.

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Lowcorider May 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

$6 an hour morons making guns. Oh well, at least some of the European makers are accurate.

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SCBlues May 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm

The Gun Industry needs tax breaks like they need a hole in the head . . .

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SCBlues May 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm

The Gun Industry needs tax breaks like they need a hole in the head . . .

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SCBlues May 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

The more guns that a guy owns is in direct proportion to the smallness of his penis.

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sid May 6, 2013 at 2:37 am

Since women represent the fastest growing segment of new gun buyers, what does that say about them?

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SCBlues May 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

The more guns that a guy owns is in direct proportion to the smallness of his penis.

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sid May 6, 2013 at 2:37 am

Since women represent the fastest growing segment of new gun buyers, what does that say about them?

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