Let’s look at the practical results of gun control, shall we? Three states have recently signed into law some hefty gun control laws; what were the results?
- Colorado: Magpul is now making some magazines and sights outside of the state. They’re also working on a new HQ.
- Connecticut: PTR Industries will be moving out of the state shortly. It’s rumored that other companies will follow.
- Maryland: Beretta’s pretty much just waiting for Martin O’Malley to sign a new gun control law next month*.
…and that’s pretty much it. Good-bye jobs, good-bye tax revenue, good-bye money circulation from the first two categories, and here’s the important point: there will be nothing to compensate for those losses. As usual, the new rules will do nothing to curb mass shootings; also as usual, the people who are patting themselves on the backs about forcing gun manufacturers out of particular states are not the sort of people who create new revenue-producing ventures. Put another way: they’re busy-bodies, not businessmen. Many of them would be vaguely insulted to be mistaken for businessmen. (more…)