Beretta moving to Tennessee

Being pro-gun is good for business.

Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee.  The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015.  Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.

“During the legislative session in Maryland that resulted in passage of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, the version of the statute that passed the Maryland Senate would have prohibited Beretta U.S.A. from being able to manufacture, store or even import into the State products that we sell to customers throughout the United States and around the world.  While we were able in the Maryland House of Delegates to reverse some of those obstructive provisions, the possibility that such restrictions might be reinstated in the future leaves us very worried about the wisdom of maintaining a firearm manufacturing factory in the State,” stated Jeff Cooper, General Manager for Beretta U.S.A. Corp.

“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,” Cooper added.

The transition of production from Beretta U.S.A.’s Maryland facility to the Tennessee facility will not occur until 2015 and will be managed so as not to disrupt deliveries to Beretta customers.  Beretta U.S.A.’s production of the U.S. Armed Forces M9 9mm pistol will continue at the Accokeek, Maryland facility until all current orders from the U.S. Armed Forces have been filled. 

“We have not yet begun groundbreaking on the Tennessee facility and we do not anticipate that that building will be completed until the middle part of 2015,” continued Cooper.  “That timing, combined with our need to plan an orderly transition of production from one facility to the other so that our delivery obligations to customers are not disrupted, means that no Beretta U.S.A. Maryland employee will be impacted by this news for many months.  More importantly, we will use this time to meet with every Beretta U.S.A. employee whose Maryland job might be affected by the move to discuss with them their interest in taking a position at our new facility in Tennessee or, if they are not willing to do so, to lay out a long-term strategy for remaining with the Company while our production in Maryland continues.”

Beretta U.S.A. anticipates that the Gallatin, Tennessee facility will involve $45 million of investment in building and equipment and the employment of around 300 employees during the next five years.

Beretta U.S.A. has no plans to relocate its office, administrative and executive support functions from its Accokeek, Maryland facility.

Source: http://www.beretta.com/en-us/gallatin/#.U86085EIrnY.twitter

I do wish they would move their entire operations to TN, but I understand that when you have one government contract, you’ve got to be close to DC. With that said, most of Beretta’s money comes from the private sector, and every gun company needs to realize that government can give their contract to someone else, so doing business only with Uncle Sam is putting all your eggs in one basket.

“This gun does so much of the work”- Oregon Liberal Shoots Clays and Blogs

Alex Falcone

Alex Falcone aka “Warrior”

 

I admire liberals that give the 2nd Amendment a chance. Alex Falcone wrote a blog,
I Shot a Gun For The First Time and It Was Pretty Fun I Guess”. Here are some highlights.

From the minute I set foot on the property, it felt a little too relaxed. Maybe we were treated differently because my friend is a regular, but I kept waiting for the owner to ask for some proof that I’m not going to hurt myself or anybody else with this weapon (gun class registration card, name of my sensei, helmet). Nothing. There’s a longer safety lecture when you play laser tag. Maybe for that reason, I felt pretty uncomfortable just holding the thing for the first few holes, assuming somebody was going to realize the oversight any moment and disarm me to protect society.

Interesting, I played laser tag once. I don’t remember a safety lecture, do you? What would they tell you? “Please don’t get too excited, you might have a heart attack”? And how exactly do you prove you’re not going to hurt anyone? Do you sign a waver? “I promise not to hurt anyone”?

On the course there are no warning signs or safety notices besides “wear ear protection”. My coffee cup has the word “caution” on it four times, but the shotgun they just handed to an idiot said nothing except “Barretta” which I assume is Italian for “Beverage is very hot.” To add to the incongruity, we got talked into renting a cart to push around our guns, ammo, and extremely dangerous coffee and it looked an awful lot like a jogging stroller. We were fully prepared in case we wanted to take our twins Shock and Awe for a power walk through the Pearl.

1. The only coffee cups from warning labels at the ones from McDonalds and other corporations that have gotten sued by idiots that burn themselves with coffee.

2. Thanks to the Republicans, you can’t sue a gun company when the tool works as intended.

3. It’s Beretta,  a company that has been in business since 1526.

I did hit a few targets, which only made the whole thing seem more farcical. This gun does so much of the work, somebody as incompetent as me was able to shoot more than a couple moving targets. At the same time (and to my delight) I was able to capture 100% of the blackberries I came across along the course. It turns out I’m more of a gatherer than a hunter.

How sad this man doesn’t give himself credit for the targets he shot.  Are liberals ever happy? If they miss all targets, guns are too hard, if the hit a few targets, guns are too easy. As for hunting, he’s right about that, someone that wants a warning label on his Beretta has no business hunting bears, deer, or rabbits.

As I mentioned, it is fun. Like bowling and frisbee golf and war got together and made a baby. But laser tag is also fun and despite the zealous safety officers at Qzar, I don’t think anybody could die playing that. Shotgun golf is also expensive (around $50/person for the half course w/ gun, ammo, and stroller) and for that money I could humiliate kids wearing little laser vests all day and still have money left for bumper boats.

And we’re back to being a liberal. As for Laser Tag, there was one kid who was shot by a cop while playing laser tag:

Leonard Joseph Falcon, 19 years old, who was playing Lazer Tag with three friends, was shot to death after he fired flashes of light from the toy gun at deputies, Mr. Bryant said.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1987/04/10/us/toy-laser-gun-brings-death-to-a-teen-ager.html

Either way, thanks for experimenting with the 2nd Amendment, maybe someday hair will grow on your balls and you’ll realizing firing a real weapon is more fun than firing a pretend weapon.

Kudos to Salem Trap & Skeet Club for Falcone get in touch with his masculine side.

Gerry Myers is Sad about Guns and Other Things

The drivel The Huffington Post publishes is fascinating, take Gerry Myers’s “I’m Sad” column.

I’m sad that three people are killed and seven are wounded in America every hour by a gun, yet Congress is more concerned about what the NRA wants, than what Americans desire. Congress continues to support minimal background checks, assault weapons and large magazine clips, rather than sensible gun regulations.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gerry-myers/im-sad-people-often-choos_b_5605647.html

Too bad you don’t own a gun, Gerry, and are probably writing about things you don’t understand. But you’re right about one thing, Congress should be concerned about what the NRA wants, if they’re interested in keeping their jobs that is.

I’m sad about the 50,000 immigrant children on the border who were living with terrible violence and poverty. They made the hard choice to leave their families and homes and risk migration to the U.S. in hope of finding a better life. Yet Speaker Boehner won’t even take up the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate a year ago. Republicans harp on the immigration problem but, they don’t work to find a solution.

I’m sure criminals are sad you don’t leave the door open so they can come in and give you an opportunity to spread your wealth and perhaps your legs.  I’m sure some criminals are living with terrible violence and poverty, does that give them a right to hurt you? Because that’s what illegal immigration does to our country. You want open borders? Then you have to let them die in the desert, wait for private charities to rescue them, and give them absolutely nothing. You want a bipartisan bill? Forget it, the American people have said time and time again they don’t want to legalize illegal aliens. Maybe we should send 50,000 Americans to Costa Rica and see how they like our invasion.

I’m sad that Republicans have no math skills and can’t figure out that if you raise the minimum wage, more people will have money to spend, more products will be sold and more jobs will be created… thus everyone wins.

This from the woman who can’t tell the difference between three 10-round magazines and one 30-round magazine? Let’s do the math for the minimum wage: Higher Minimum Wage = Expensive Employees = Substandard Employees Get Fired = Good Employees are Busier Everyone Suffers. Or in the alternative, Higher Minimum Wage = Higher Prices = Your “Raise” Becomes Meaningless. Read about the Weimar Republic, eventually they were paying in coal because the currency had no value.

I’m sad that racism is still a major component of the hatred in this country. Having a black president has brought out the worst this country has to offer, not the best.

Really? Did we bring back slavery and segregation? Are we lynching blacks again?  Where’s this great rebirth of the KKK the liberal media keeps mentioning? Yes, the Klan did have one parade in Chattanooga this year, but they needed police protections to keep the crowds from killing them. You should have seen the comments on Chattanooga Times Free Press, suddenly the liberals wanted to buy guns to shoot the Klan.  The truth is white supremacy is out, has been out for decades. Black Supremacy and Self-Hating White Supremacy is in.   The election and reelection of Obama proves we’re not racist,  unless voting for a mulatto to prove that you’re not racist is racist. With a liberal, you never know.

I’m sad Congress requires millions of dollars be spent on reports they probably don’t even read and continue to rehash things that have been decided like the Affordable Care Act, Benghazi, IRS, etc. Each year this costs taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, and our land thousands of trees.

I guess you would prefer a dictator that simply ignores congress and rules by executive order. Never mind, we already have Obama doing that, so why are you complaining? Sad congressmen aren’t doing The Auschwitz Diet yet? Sorry sweetheart, a final solution requires time.

I’m sad compromise is no longer part of our government, and that majority rule isn’t the law of the land anymore. America has become an oligarchy where the wealthy few rule, rather than a democratic republic where the laws were created to help the masses.

Poor Gerry, she doesn’t realize the Republican majority controls the House, thus we have majority rule there, just like her side has majority rule in the Senate.

 

 

Gun Haters Target Chris Christie over Magazine Veto

Our enemies found 100 people with nothing to do, or so the media claims, I wasn’t there.

GREENWICH, Conn. — They stood more than 100 strong, lining the road with signs chastising Governor Christie for vetoing an ammunition limit bill.

The peaceful protesters stood quietly for about an hour, then chanted “Not One More” — a reference to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — just as the vehicle transporting the governor arrived at the exclusive Belle Haven community, where he was raising money for the Connecticut GOP.

Governor Christie greets Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley before they visit patrons at a diner in Monday, July 21, 2014, in Greenwich, Conn.

“Magazine size makes a difference,” said Toni Earnshaw, a Newtown resident. “We feel that more children would have escaped unharmed from Sandy Hook if he had used his 10-round magazines instead of his 30-round magazines.”

“Seventy percent of New Jerseyans support standard-sized magazines and not high-capacity magazines, and so we just feel like he’s not listening to his constituents,” she said. “He must be listening to someone else, and we’d just like to know who that might be.”

A few gun rights supporters turned out to try to counter the protesters.

Phil Balestriere, a Republican who made an unsuccessful bid for the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2010, got into several arguments as he walked the block. Balestriere had been at the diner event and decided to go to the protest to defend his right to bear arms.

“At the end of the day, I don’t want people regulating me because it wasn’t me that did it and it wasn’t a legal gun owner that did it, it was a thug that did it,” he said of the Sandy Hook shooting. “When you take our rights away, we don’t have any rights left.”

- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/anti-gun-violence-protest-greets-christie-in-connecticut-1.1054793?page=all#sthash.sl3GPjSo.dpuf

Here’s my response to their arguments:

1. Three magazines of 10 rounds equal one magazine of 30 rounds. I realize liberals want to control guns, do they also want to control math?

2. The Oklahoma Bombing and 9/11 killed thousands of people without a single gun being fired.

3. The constitution will always be above the desires of constituents. Don’t like flag burning? Too bad, the First Amendment protects it. Don’t like 30-round magazines? Too bad, the Second Amendment protects them.

Sorry liberals, sometimes the mob doesn’t get its way.