There may come a point when long established firearms manufacturers have no choice but to flee anti gun states like Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maryland. Since 1526, Beretta has remained family owned and loyal to its workers, so for now its leaders aren't eager to accept the solicitations they've received from gun friendly governors to move to another state. "It's not fair to our employees here in Maryland," said Mr. Reh. The regulation minded states need to realize what Florida and Virginia already understand. Firearms sales and ownership are at an all time high, while crime remains at an all time low. Gun control doesn't save lives or reduce crime; it just destroys jobs. Federal and state lawmakers could give the economy a real stimulus by repealing these obnoxious statutes once and for all.

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