PTR Industries, which makes high quality G3-style .308 rifles, is leaving the gun and job hating state of Connecticut with all their employees, and is relocating to South Carolina:
“The cat is out of the bag on Connecticut firearms manufacturer PTR Industries. They are coming to Horry County, South Carolina!!!,” South Carolina Rep. Alan Clemmons (R- Myrtle Beach), who met with the company earlier this month, wrote to his constituents via Facebook this morning.
And it’s true. PTR Industries announced that it’s packing up and moving to South Carolina, the company confirmed with Guns.com this morning. It’s the first of all the Connecticut gun makers to do so.
The formal announcement will be made at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at an industrial building in Aynor, PTR Vice President John McNamara said and added that “the entire company will be relocating.”
While the irony is probably unintentional, PTR is relocating to a county named after Revolutionary War Col. Peter Horry, who served under guerrilla warfare legend Francis Marion. Marion who earned his reputation as the “Swamp Fox” fighting another group of tyrants who didn’t think Americans should have guns or liberty, either.
PTR is the first gun company to leave Connecticut, and may be first of a flood of industry leaving a state that has turned harsh to the liberty of all, for the crimes of a single mentally ill young man.