Thursday, September 30, 2021

Suck It Taxachusetts

In a long overdue move Smith & Wesson is moving their headquarters and some of their manufacturing out of  Massachusetts and relocating to Tennessee. They have been headquartered in  Massachusetts since 1852.

Mark Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, said "This has been an extremely difficult and emotional decision for us, but after an exhaustive and thorough analysis, for the continued health and strength of our iconic company, we feel that we have been left with no other alternative." He specifically cited legislation recently proposed in Massachusetts that, if enacted, would prohibit the company from manufacturing certain firearms in the state. "These bills would prevent Smith & Wesson from manufacturing firearms that are legal in almost every state in America and that are safely used by tens of millions of law-abiding citizens every day exercising their Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights, protecting themselves and their families, and enjoying the shooting sports. While we are hopeful that this arbitrary and damaging legislation will be defeated in this session, these products made up over 60% of our revenue last year, and the unfortunate likelihood that such restrictions would be raised again led to a review of the best path forward for Smith & Wesson."

Why it has taken this long is baffling. A ton of gun companies are located in places like New York, Massachusetts  and California. 

Smith will still have 1000 employees in the Bay State but 750 employees including their HQ staff will relocate to Maryville, Tennessee. A fair amount of their machining will stay behind, it sounds like making the parts to their ARs but the final assembly will happen in Tennessee. Plus revolvers will still be made in that leftist hellhole.

Anyway, good for Smith & Wesson. Hopefully other gun companies will move out of anti-2A states. 

5 comments:

  1. Don't forget all the firearms manufacturers that left Kommiecticut.

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    1. This is good news. I sincerely hope more businesses take this step and get outta NY, IL, MA, CA. And not just the 2A-adjacent businesses. The only thing pols understand is money and power. Every tax paying business that relocates out of one of these tyrannical states delivers a very tangible kick square in the nuggets to their .gov. Nothing could be finer or more business-friendly!

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    2. And it probably gets a lot of normies to places they would like to be. Yes not all are normies but they will be outnumbered and outgunned.

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  2. the fuckers in charge do not connect the fact that taxes are the reason why companies are leaving their
    state. that and other fucked up laws they make up as they go.
    and it just goes to show just how stupid these clowns are they never think that the companies will pass
    the taxes they pay on to the finial buyer of said product.
    this is why most big companies move out of any state that is robbing them thru taxes. but they never know why. like that moron clown in ny saying he make them diner if they come back and pay their taxes. the level of stupid is unreal with these clowns !

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