HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sen. Richard Blumenthal is lashing out at a suggestion by a Mississippi state official that gun makers should relocate from states where they face criticism from gun-control advocates.
Blumenthal, a Democrat, says the pitch from Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn is "preposterous" and that companies will stay in Connecticut because of the state's quality of life and education system.
Gunn sent letters Thursday to 14 gun manufacturers in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and North Carolina. In Mississippi, he said, they would not be criticized for providing weapons to people who enjoy hunting or want to protect their families.
Blumenthal said Friday that "competition among states for less protective laws is a race to the bottom that should be avoided."
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jimbo | February 23 2013 3:40pm
Hey Blinky - that worked out really well for all the other manufacturing jobs lost in the State of CT over the past few decades. We found much greener pastures - I see unemployment is really low here and state budget looks really solid too -LOL! Yeah let's ship some more jobs out of state.
binky6567 | February 22 2013 11:03pm
Blumenthal is right, it is a race to the bottom. We in CT make weapons of war. If we stop building weapons, can we learn to build and design other products? I hope so, because we need to let the gun makers go to the land of poverty wages.
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