Beretta Says Goodbye to Maryland After New Gun Laws Passed
Yet again, the leftists cost their constituents jobs because they side with tyranny over liberty:
Beretta USA, one of the nation’s largest firearms manufacturers, will move its manufacturing and approximately 300 jobs out of Maryland because of the state’s new gun control laws, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Beretta said the company will transition its manufacturing from Maryland to Tennessee in 2015, citing Maryland’s passage of Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Firearms Safety Act last year and the state’s general gun control atmosphere.
The law banned the sale of 45 types of semi-automatic firearms, including the extremely popular AR-15 platform.
Well, gun deaths are down 24 percent in Maryland, so gun control works, right?
Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis said he receives an executive summary report every day detailing the amount of gun fatalities in Maryland and homicides are down across the entire state, but he says it isn’t related to the law.
“I commend law enforcement largely for the reduction of homicides. It has absolutely nothing to do with the passing of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. Nothing at all,” said Sheriff Mike Lewis.
Former police officer Michael Levy says the Firearm Safety Act has adversely effected law abiding citizens making it harder for them to get guns. He said gun sales have remained steady in Maryland for a number of years.
“Now that we have more armed citizens in Maryland that are legally allowed to be armed that’s a contributing factor to the reduction in handgun crime, but overall death by firearms has been going down repeatedly for ten years in this country,” said Michael Levy.
That makes more sense to me.
How about you?
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