I don't imagine these major gun manufacturers could be swayed by the argument that they'd feel more welcome in states like North Dakota or Alabama than they do in Massachusetts. These are hard-core business men if there ever were any. They lobby for lax gun laws in order to facilitate gun flow into the criminal world which they in turn replenish with new guns in a never-ending cycle of death. In every board meeting they look that aspect of their dirty business square in the eye, without blinking.But the attempted poaching of its gun makers is not being taken lightly in Massachusetts, which is home to Smith & Wesson, the nation’s largest handgun manufacturer (founded in 1852) and the Savage Arms Company (1894), or in neighboring Connecticut, where Colt (1836), the Marlin Firearms Company (1870) and O. F. Mossberg & Sons (1919) are located.
In 2005, this small region produced 1.8 million firearms, according to the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, about one-third of all firearms made in the country.
Pushing back, Massachusetts has published a brochure promoting its firearms makers that traces the state’s gun culture back to 1777, when George Washington chose Springfield as the site of the country’s first arsenal.
No, I don't think they're interested in "feelings." A monetary incentive might interest them, but forget about that cultural nonsense.
That's what I think. What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.