When Beretta Leaves Maryland…

Remember when I said that Beretta will probably leave the People’s Republik of Maryland after the passage of some of the most onerous gun control laws in the country?

I was right. They’re actively considering it, and they’re not the only ones. And here are some more details about how much Maryland will lose should the firearms manufacturer bail.

Jeffrey Reh, a spokesman for Beretta who also serves as the President of Stoeger Industries under Beretta, announced that the company would begrudgingly uproot and take its business elsewhere. He said, “We don’t want to do this, we’re not willing to do this, but obviously this legislation has caused us a serious level of concern within our company.”

He added that Beretta paid approximately $31 million in taxes, employs 400 people, and had invested $73 million in the business over the past several decades. Despite being such a prominent player in the local economy, Beretta was unable to prevent legislators from passing tighter gun control laws. Ironically, Beretta manufactures some firearms that are now banned in Maryland.

Don’t worry, though. I’m sure Maryland Demonrats will find some environmentally-friendly, high-tech, Obama-supporting, profit-eschewing-in-favor-of-the-common-good company to come and replace Beretta, hire 400 people at good salaries and contribute $31 million in taxes to Maryland’s dead economy.

Or they’ll implement new taxes, like maybe a tax on farting (that methane is dangerous to the environment, you know!) or a tax on heavy exercise in order to raise money to combat the evil effects of increased breathing and consequent expulsion of CO2… or something. Besides, someone has to cover the costs of adding 400 people to the unemployment line!

Maryland legisleeches don’t think you need your earnings, and they don’t think you need to protect what’s left of said earnings after they have sucked you dry.

Blight to follow.

12 responses

  1. No worries. Maryland will simply tax those left even more to take up the “slack” in taxes from the loss of Beretta. Until, one day, they have no one left but the “takers”. Then… tough.

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  2. You called it, indeed. This is why the statists should fear you, Nicki.

    Hey did you hear about Remington and their cushy 80M dollar contract to make guns for the gub’ment? Yep.

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    1. Yep. I shared it on FB. No Remingtons for us. Ever.

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    2. And that’s why I read your blog.

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  3. Remington no longer exists after whoring themselves out to New York. Our relationship is over. I’ll eventually even get rid of what I own once I replace it with better guns.

    Beretta will get my business for a next purchase once they are out of Maryland.

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    1. Didn’t S&W go through something similar to Remington? Wasn’t there a boycott or something?

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  4. I HOPE MARYLAND GOES BANKRUPT. I DON”T FEEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE OF MARYLAND BECAUSE THEY LET THESE SCUMBAG DEMOCRAPS SELL OUT THEIR STATE. ITS CALLED FIGHTING BACK PEOPLE.

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    1. BEE,We did fight and are continuing to fight.We showed up in Annapolis by the thousands but we have been ignored.It’s easy to make statements like yours,but you did not witness the efforts of gun owners here to defeat this.The governor played hardball politics and money from sources like MAIG was spread around and the Liberals stood pat .It was sickening to witness such blatant disregard for the Constitution and common sense.

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  5. Boston. Bombing. Terrorist attack. Breaking news.

    http://wr2a.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/patriots-day-bombing-in-boston/

    I expect you will speak of this, Nicki. What the fuck is happening in our Nation? CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has already suggested it might be anti-tax protesters. What a fucking douche.

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    1. Just got home. Doing some research.

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  6. Don’t worry. Their new Rain Tax will make up for it.

    No, I’m not kidding.

    http://news.yahoo.com/included-maryland-controversial-rain-tax-exactly-sounds-031617277–finance.html

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  7. Smith and Wesson got in bed with Bill Clinton over gun control. They were boycotted — I still haven’t bought one since then — and eventually had to sell. New ownership hasn’t taken any visible gun control actions since that time. It cost them badly.

    I doubt Remington will feel the pain S&W felt if they don’t openly come out supporting gun control. This situation is more esoteric to the average gun owner, lost on most, I’m sure.

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