Beretta turns down move to W. Virginia because of Manchin legislation
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's role in the gun control debate has cost his home state the chance to host a major firearms maker.Manchin is sticking by his background check proposal and reacted angrily to the rejection. I thought his proposal was pretty ineffective in dealing with the problem of crazy people making a decision to engage in mass murder. I would start with doing away with gun free zones. Those only help the mass murderers.
Legislators and other West Virginia officials had invited Beretta USA to relocate from neighboring Maryland. The company objects to gun control proposals in that state.
A Beretta USA executive cited Manchin in turning down those offers this week.