Gun-Control Drives Beretta Out Of Maryland

by Frank Minter, Forbes.com  |  published on July 23, 2014

Beretta U.S.A. Corp., is leaving Accokeek, Maryland. Beretta announced they’re moving to a new facility being built in Gallatin, Tennessee. This move will take 300 jobs out of Maryland. Beretta initially said it would only use its Tennessee facility to make new products, but now Jeff Cooper, general manager for Beretta U.S.A. Corp., says, “While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move the Maryland production lines in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility.”

Beretta first announced it was building the new facility in Tennessee after Maryland passed the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, a gun-control bill that bans many semiautomatic rifles, bans gun magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds and that burdens gun owners with many other restrictions.

Beretta’s leadership has been very vocal about how new gun-control laws might force them from the state. The version of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 that first passed the Maryland Senate would have pushed them out even sooner. The Maryland Senate’s version of the bill would have prohibited Beretta from manufacturing, storing or even importing into the state products it sells to customers throughout the U.S. After informing the Maryland House of Delegates that the law, if passed unchanged, would immediately drive them out of Maryland, some of law’s provisions were cut from the bill.

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