CT Gun Control legislation will cost the state 1.7 billion in lost revenue

Colt President and CEO Dennis Veilleux issued this warning to CT Democratic Governor Malloy who is putting Colt’s business at risk with his mindless gun control measures. Note to Democrats like Malloy: Guns are inanimate objects. Guns don’t kill people by themselves. It is the person using the weapon that is the problem, not the object. Keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and those adjudicated to be mentally ill should be the object of any thoughtful legislation. Legislation by emotion is the hallmark of an irrational person. Taking leave of common sense, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says that “with or without bipartisan consensus”, he intends to ban the Colt AR-15.

Colt President and CEO Dennis Veilleux – As a result Colt, as well as other Connecticut manufacturers such as Mossberg and Stag Arms will see immediate erosion in brand strength and market share as customers migrate to manufacturers in more supportive states. This will have consequences for dozens of Connecticut companies and thousands of workers. Connecticut will have put its firearms manufacturing industry in jeopardy: one that contributes $1.7 billion annually to the state’s economy.

This is the current ad campaign being run by Colt, Mossurg, and Stag Arms recently warning CT residents of the harm to the economy if Governor Malloy’s legislation passes.

They must not have COMCAST or COX in CT huh?

Breibart – Further alienating gun manufacturers in the Nutmeg State, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) recently rescinded an offer for Bushmaster Firearms to move its headquarters from North Carolina to Stamford.


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