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BREAKING: Beretta moving manufacturing out of Maryland

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dave Workman, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maryland gun law concerns pushing Beretta to Tennessee

    Beretta U.S.A. announced this afternoon that it is moving its manufacturing activities from Accokeek, Md., to a new production facility in Gallatin, Tenn., and the reason was bluntly explained in a press release from the company.


    http://www.examiner.com/article/maryland-gun-law-concerns-pushing-beretta-to-tennessee

    PLEASE READ THE EXAMINER COLUMN, CLICK THE 'LIKE' BUTTON AND LEAVE A COMMENT (especially if you're a Beretta owner!)

    This is one of those cases where MONEY TALKS and it also WALKS....
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hopefully some state will pass such lax laws that it creates a major upset when all company's relocate there.

    I nominate WA state...
     
  3. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh,, DREAM ON.....
     
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  4. TheHumungus

    TheHumungus Portland Active Member

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    Well I guess I need to buy a new Beretta to show them some support and help pay for the move.
     
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  5. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    They state manufacturing , but what about the Head Quarters ??
     
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ^^^^+1 Yes indeed! Since I've had my Beretta 92 I've come to know what finely made, accurate and reliable little machines they are! And now this! Slap, antis! Wait till I tell my wife that I have to buy a new Beretta to support the nation we both love so much! LOL!!!

    YOU ROCK, BERETTA!!!:D:D:D:D:D
     
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  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I didn't realize this was a good buying opportunity:cool:

    I'd like the little carbine that takes the 92fs mags also;)
     
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  8. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've been to Maryland, it's not the finest state I've visited. I really didn't feel very safe in Baltimore. Glad to see this move by Beretta. I hope all firearms manufacturers located in anti-gun states pack up and move. While I know it won't kill their economies, it does send a message nonetheless.

    Just wish I had the extra $$ right now to go out and get a CX4 Storm to help support them - I've wanted one of those for a while now.
     
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  9. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Good on Beretta. I'm sure they were only in Murderland to help secure the pistol contract.
     
  10. GrpCapMandrake

    GrpCapMandrake Vancouver Active Member

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    I grew up in Maryland. I used to live in Baltimore. I agree with everything you said. Best thing I ever did in life was pack up everything I own and drive across the country. Every time I visit it simply reminds me of why I left.
     
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  11. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One step at a time.
     
  12. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    But as long as headquarters is in Maryland they still receive taxes. They need to move all at once, so they feel it harder, not slowly reducing tax revenue .
     
  13. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Happy to see Beretta move their operation to Tennessee , a strong pro second amendment state deserving of The jobs and revenue it will create. I just wish I could get one of their CHLs..... Reciprocity is better than Utah's
     
  14. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    While I don't disagree with your logic, remember things are easier said than done. I could just as easily tell you to quit your job and move to another state if something around here makes you angry. It ignores the reality of long term obligations, expenses, finding new jobs for your other working household members....all of that stuff. I think what Beretta did was significant for a couple of reasons, and Maryland just took one in the 'nads for being insanely politically correct.
     
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  15. Three Bars

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    In a different article I read yesterday they stated that headquarters will remain in Maryland, and not move to Tennessee.

    Hopefully other non firearm friendly states will take note of Beretta, and Magpul (pulling out of Colorado), taking all those jobs with them.
     
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