Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Mystery solved: Sturm Ruger latest looking to transition out of slave state Connecticut

Written By: Bob - Jun• 24•13
Appleseed shooter with Ruger 10/22 in "Liberty Training Rifle" trim.

Appleseed shooter with Ruger 10/22 in “Liberty Training Rifle” trim.

It was less than two weeks ago that we posted that an unknown gun company was looking to possibly move operations to Mayodan, NC. We can now confirm that Mayodan is one of three possible locations for Sturm, Ruger  & Co., which would confirm that the exodus of gun companies from anti-gun Connecticut is beginning to pick up steam:

Darrell Freeman of Madison, Brad Young of Reidsville and Steven Sherwood from Davidson County heard about the manufacturer’s request for interview applications from different sources. Freeman said his wife saw an announcement on Facebook, while Sherwood heard a television news report and Young saw it on a news media’s website.

The three new friends confirmed the company considering a Mayodan location was Sturm Ruger & Co. – a Connecticut-based corporation with manufacturing facilities in New Hampshire and Arizona. They also said Mayodan was one of three potential locations for a new manufacturing plant.

The Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development released information June 11 that a firearms manufacturer was trying to determine if Mayodan would be a good fit for a new location. The release requested people with manufacturing experience to send in resumes and contact information. Qualified candidates would then receive invitations to attend Tuesday’s interview sessions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Freeman said the potential to bring new jobs to Rockingham County was great news.

“They told us it could be about a hundred jobs right off the bat and maybe more later,” Freeman said

Remington already has offices in Madison, NC, just 6 minutes up the road.

Dannel Malloy may go down in history as the Connecticut governor who demonized region’s traditions, caused hundreds if not hundreds of business to close, who killed off “Gun Valley,” and caused his state’s economic decline.

It couldn’t happen to a more shameless, posturing demagogue.

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  1. Lazarus Long says:

    If Malloy does indeed kill off Gun Valley he will be proud of it and trumpet that feat to the world. Such are the egos of the malevolent and shortsighted.

  2. Bill says:

    I’m glad to see this. Maybe Southerners can save some of the hold-outs up here since you’ll have the manufacturing this time around?

  3. Sulaco says:

    +1 Lazarus. He like a lot of progressive pols want gun production supplying the average citizen shut down not “controlled”. These enemies of the Constitution would be more than happy to burn the country to the ground as long as they could rule the ashes. In fact I can’t find much of a rational argument against the proposition that King Joffrey Obama has such a plan firmly in mind for all of us…

  4. Cole says:

    Actions have consequences. Hopefully the voters of Connecticut figure that out.

    OT: Just finished ‘Unintended Consequences’. The author’s ideas on leaderless resistance were fascinating. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Right_2_Bear says:

      I’m ready for a sequel. There is plenty of material for a fiction based on fact kind of novel with all the crap going on now. And I bet it would be an enormous hit today unlike when UC originally came out where it was considered controversial or “fringe”.

    • Jackdaddy63 says:

      I’m reading Unintended Consequences right now and eating it up. The gun knowledge alone makes it worth the read.

  5. thesouthwasrght says:

    me and my best friend are working on a minor fallin’ out b/c i flatly refuse to let him borrow my 4 wheeler, as i always have for the past 5 elk seasons he’s been on. i have also told him i’m dissapointed in him and our other buddy for continuing to subsidize colorado malfeasance. to no effect, but my wheeler stays here in the sunshine state.

    i hate using a phone, as it plays hell w/ my grammar and punctuation lol

  6. Jacob McCandles says:

    The south will have the arms manufacturing this time

  7. Sulaco says:

    Interesting thought Jacob but there will not be a North vs. South line-boundry this time, more like a pokadot map in the middle with blue coasts on each side. Not a good position to be in come the fall…..IMHO

  8. NHRuger says:

    This site is a bit misleading. Ruger is NOT moving from any of its currently owned facilities. They are expanding because they ran out of room in their current facilities.