Almost two years ago Beretta, not lightly, announced that due onerous, ill-conceived legislation (pretty much the banning of most semi-automatic rifles and magazines with a more than 10-round-capacity) it would be moving manufacturing to a less-hostile political and business climate. They found that climate in Tennessee.
The Barrett Model 82/M107 has been named Tennessee’s official state rifle.
In one of the largest business expansions in recent firearm industry history, Advanced Munitions International (AMI) has announced it will invest nearly $554 million to build a global headquarters and state-of-the-art munitions manufacturing, distribution, and research and development facility in Alcoa, Tenn.
Does this store make my bass look big? You bet it does.
Next week a pair of bills in both houses of the Tennessee Legislature will come to a vote and, if passed and signed into law by the governor, it will alleviate the state’s confusing patchwork of laws governing carry in parks and recreation areas. I wish other states would consider the same measure.
While Beretta previously announced that it would expand its future manufacturing operations at a new Gallatin, Tenn., facility due to Maryland’s political climate—in particular oppressive gun laws—hings heated up with the announcement that ALL the company’s U.S. manufacturing will now move to the far-more-firearms-friendly (and business friendly) State of Tennessee.