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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

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    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday said a gun manufacturer that has decided to leave Connecticut should "come on down" to the Lone Star State.

    PTR Industries, a maker of military-style rifles, threatened to leave Connecticut after the passage of one of the toughest gun-control laws in the United States. Connecticut enacted the measure in the wake of the Newtown school shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six adults.

    "Hey, PTR," Perry posted on Twitter on Friday. "Texas is still wide open for business!! Come on down!"

    The Connecticut law bans high-capacity ammunition clips of the kind used in the December school shooting and adds to the firearms covered by the state's assault-weapons ban.

    A second Connecticut gun company, Stag Arms, a maker of AR-15 style rifles, is also threatening to leave the state. The companies are being wooed by officials from gun-friendlier states such as Florida and Arkansas, as well as Texas.

    Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"
    I'd move.
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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    the question is should it be missed? yes, because of the politicians in that state they are driving out a business which pay taxes to them.
    Well, thats somewhat of a mystery. PTR industries appears to be quite a struggling little enterprise, having gone through a restructuring and a lawsuit for failure to pay its bills. Much of its property is also tax exempt so I doubt its much of a loss in tax revenue.

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    a state acting as though it does not care if the people employed in it have a job or not is not a sign of good government.
    Employed for the purpose of making weapons of mass murder? I should think not.

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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Well, thats somewhat of a mystery. PTR industries appears to be quite a struggling little enterprise, having been sued for failure to pay its bills. Much of its property is also tax exempt so I doubt its much of a loss in tax revenue.
    well if they have any more business wish they which to apply pressure to, too leave for Texas, they are more than welcome too.



    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Employed for the purpose of making weapons of mass murder? I should think not.
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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

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    Well, thats somewhat of a mystery. PTR industries appears to be quite a struggling little enterprise, having gone through a restructuring and a lawsuit for failure to pay its bills. Much of its property is also tax exempt so I doubt its much of a loss in tax revenue.



    Employed for the purpose of making weapons of mass murder? I should think not.
    ah another candidate for the silly anti gun idiotic wall of shame. weapons of mass murder-what silliness



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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ah another candidate for the silly anti gun idiotic wall of shame. weapons of mass murder-what silliness
    Says the armchair general with a keyboard.

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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Says the armchair general with a keyboard.
    Wrong-says the guy who knows more about the subject than you will ever know. when you post something silly like calling a PTR (ever found a single case of one of them being used in a crime-they are big heavy expensive rifles) a weapon of mass murder you pretty well condemn anything you post on this subject to the dung heap of psychobabbling



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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Employed for the purpose of making weapons of mass murder? I should think not.
    Although I myself am not a gun owner, I find this silly. Guns are also for hunting and for sport-shooting as well as self-protection. This hyperbole doesn't serve you well.

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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Employed for the purpose of making weapons of mass murder? I should think not.
    My Lai Massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Mass Murder but government employed.
    Haditha killings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Mass Murder but government employed.

    The Military also commits mass murder as well, not just civilians. Its who is commiting the murders not what.
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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    PTR Industries has a whopping 42 employees. It won't be missed.
    All this hoopla over a company with 42 employees?

    A lot of people just wasted their time reading this thread. LOL.

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    Re: Texas governor to Connecticut gun maker: "Come on down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    All this hoopla over a company with 42 employees?

    A lot of people just wasted their time reading this thread. LOL.
    Actually the real point of the thread is the business friendliness of Texas, and here's another case of a company leaving an unfriendly state. It really could be any business, but right now it relates to gun rights.
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