Sunday, February 10, 2013
Who Cares About Jobs When Ideology Is At Stake
The gun prohibitionists in the Minnesota State House and Senate obviously don't care about jobs if they are in the firearms industry. Otherwise, Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul) and her compatriots would never have introduced HF 241. This bill would make it a crime to "manufacture, import, transfer or possess an assault weapon" after its enactment.
The Freedom Group subsidiary DPMS/Panther Arms is located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It employs 115 employees. In the video below, Adam Bullard, Product Manager for DPMS/Panther Arms testifies before the Minnesota House Public Safety and Policy Committee on HF 241.
The only exceptions the bill provides for the exemption of the manufacture of "assault weapons" for sale to the armed forces or to a Minnesota law enforcement agency. Notice that says nothing about exempting out of state sales and that includes out of state sales to even law enforcement agencies.
Just like Remington is being courted in New York, I'm sure that DPMS/Panther Arms management is hearing from industrial recruiters in other states.