Beretta is weighing whether the rifle line (which would now be illegal if proposed legislation becomes law), and perhaps the company itself, should stay in a place increasingly hostile toward its products. Its iconic 9mm pistol — carried by every U.S. soldier and scores of police departments — would also be banned with its high capacity, 13-bullet magazine.
“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” said Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta.
It looks like Beretta already moved part of their business out of Maryland after a previous game of chicken with state lawmakers, one the legislature and Governor lost.
In theory, Democrats should be ecstatic that an evil enabler of gun-clingers everywhere has considered this legislative agenda hostile to continued operation in “their” state. That’s not how it works though. While Democrats claim to tax and regulate things to curb their use, if everyone stopped using them their precious state would go bankrupt overnight. Sin taxes are just the drug mule for the liberal spending addiction–the rest of is it BS on a wheat thin.
The same applies to business. Boycotts and talking-points make for great TV but if everything the left claims offends them uprooted Democrats would be screwed because they have no idea how to make it, they only know how to take it from people who do.
Beretta should move production of anything that can’t be sold in Maryland to a state where it can.