The Connecticut gun manufacturer, PTR Industries of Bristol, Ct has made plans to move its operations to Aynor, South Carolina. Connecticut’s overzealous gun control regulations have effectively crippled the Second Amendment. PTR’s increasing manufacturing costs due to the over-regulation has placed the company in the awkward position of moving out-of-state. PTR’s Vice President of Sales, John McNamara confirmed the move will take place as soon as infrastructure at the facility in Aynor is complete.
Representative Alan Clemmons (R) SC notes:
Connecticut has turned their back in a large degree on the Second Amendment. We heard from your (Connecticut-based) gun manufacturers. They felt like they’ve been thrown overboard by your legislature and your governor.
However, Andrew Doba, spokesman for Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Ct said that the governor has opted to vie for public safety rather than pander to the gun lobby or any particular gun manufacturer on the issue of gun control. PTR’s move from Ct does not affect his decision to precede with stricter gun control measures.
Many of PTR’s highly-skilled employees are expected to relocate with the company. But many local jobs in Aynor, including some with PTR will help invigorate the struggling economy.
In a state in which the unemployment rate is above the national average, Horry County residents are enthusiastic about the new economic opportunities the move will create.
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