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Today is the day that you can make a very big noise.

Remember the ESOS boycott...

Lets repeat it.

Same intensity, same reason; Our gun rights and the attacks against them.


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Very much in doubt is the future of gun manufacturers in a state once known as the cradle of the American gun industry. Many gun makers, like other manufacturers, have long since left the state.

But according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation in Newtown, <span style="font-weight: bold">gun manufacturers in Connecticut account for 2,899 jobs — 7,340 including related businesses, such as suppliers — and have a $1.7 billion economic impact.</span> They include giants like Colt Manufacturing; O. F. Mossberg & Sons, the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America; and Stag Arms of New Britain, founded 10 years ago, which is unable to keep pace with its orders.

Stag produces 6,000 AR-15 rifles a month, which critics call assault weapons but users and the gun industry call “modern sporting rifles.”

All of the companies have been wooed by other states, particularly those in the South and West.

Mark Malkowski, <span style="font-weight: bold">the 34-year-old founder of Stag Arms, said he grew up in New Britain, where the company is based, and had never before considered leaving the state. But he said he would consider it now.</span>

<span style="font-weight: bold">“If our product is so bad, so dangerous, why would the state of Connecticut want us to produce it here, create jobs here, manufacture it here and ship it to all the other states?” he said. </span>


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/nyregi...-laws.html?_r=0
 

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I will sign off on my deed to any one of those manufacturers to allow them to set up shop in my backyard!!
 

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Bear with me.

For those that may not be so computer savvy. Here is a tip to make this go a lot faster and easier.

How to copy and paste on your computer:

1. Place cursor at the very beginning or end of the text you want to copy.
2. Left click and hold the mouse button down – then drag the cursor over the text you want to copy.
3. Text will highlight or shade over (change color).
4. Release left mouse button.
5. With the cursor over the highlighted text, click on right mouse button.
6. Select Copy from the drop down menu.
7. Go to the place you want to copy the text of email address.
8. Right click again.
9. Select paste.
10. Make sure nothing extra was copied over in the process. Mostly, some email addresses will have brackets or other features included. These will cause the email not to go through.
 

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There are six primary gun companies in Connecticut:

Colt Manufacturing Co
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
Stag Arms
Charter Arms
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co

<span style="font-weight: bold">We need to contact them all. </span>

In conjunction with that effort, we need to concurrently contact our state senators and representatives.


The purpose of this effort is to let the gun companies in Connecticut and the greater new England area - and beyond know that Pennsylvania is the place they should be calling home.

<span style="font-weight: bold">This is NOT a wasted effort. This is not something to do just to do something. </span>



This effort, indeed, lets these companies know we have their back and that we would also like to have them in our state. Further, that we, and our legislature will support them in manufacturing their products and our right to use them.


The only effort wasted is the effort not expended in this battle for fundamental rights.

I am asking that each of you take the small amount of time required to do the following (next post). A small investment of time, that can have an impact several ways.

It does place the gun companies on notice that we would love to have them move to the state.

It places our legislators on notice we want a specific action from them on this issue... quickly.


It makes our legislators very visually aware of the support for our 2nd A rights and allows those not normally involved to stand and be counted.

This action can and should be the catalyst and a building block for a more robust and attended April 23 Gun Rally in Harrisburg:

http://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2921966#Post2921966


Time for action. We need everyone on this.
 

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Again, there are six primary gun companies in Connecticut:

Colt Manufacturing Co
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
Stag Arms
Charter Arms
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co

<span style="font-weight: bold">We need to contact them all. </span>



I suggest a quick and direct message for all of them.

My suggestion:

It is with dismay that I watch as your state legislature seeks to vilify your company and products. As serious is the very plain message that they seek to seriously harm your business economically. Notwithstanding, they are attacking not only your products, but the bedrock principals of our countries constitution and seeking to make gun makers and gun owners a class of citizens to be controlled with special regulation and law.


I encourage you to consider moving to Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has a robust gun culture. Hunting and shooting are core activities and traditions in the state. That might account for the fact that we are the largest NRA Individual Member state in the nation.


Pennsylvania also has a storied and historic manufacturing base that is available for your use. Being centrally located on the east coast will allow keeping current regional business relationships while possibly improving your shipping and receiving operations. Pennsylvania also offers a legislature that understands the large gun culture in the state and votes to support it.


To this end, I have copied my legislators on this email demanding they pass a resolution in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate, within the next several weeks, supporting the Connecticut and Greater New England Gun Making Community moving to Pennsylvania.


Further, I am demanding from my legislators they include in the resolution that the state Economic Development Commission and other agencies, commissions, or boards, as they exist to make every resource available to attract these gun companies and ammunition manufactures into this state.


Thank you for your consideration,

Name address phone#



Or –

We welcome you to move to Pennsylvania.
We are the number one NRA Individual Member state in the nation. We are the third largest state in the nation in hunting license sales.
I have contacted my state senator and representative and demanded they pass a resolution supporting enhanced efforts and desire for you moving to Pennsylvania.

Thanks,


Name address phone#





Or write your on – or edit above to your liking.





<span style="font-weight: bold">The first email is easy. </span>

Copy and paste / write your message.

Sign and address it on the bottom.

Name , address, and contact info is Important!!!!



<span style="font-weight: bold">Next get the email address for your legislators</span>:
Use the link below to find your representative and senator. Contact information is listed for district offices and the Harrisburg office:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/find.cfm

Openness and accessibility of our legislators isn’t what it should be. The email addresses can be available to copy and paste, or in the contact form format.


Use what you have.


If it is a <span style="font-weight: bold">copy and paste address copy and paste it on the CC line of your email program</span>.


As you are contacting both your state senator and Rep place a ; between the email addresses.

Then copy and paste the following into the To: line of your email form:

[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]


Email one is finished. Send it.



<span style="font-weight: bold">Mossberg, Stag arms, and Ruger are a bit more involved.</span>

Each only provide a contact form. That means you have to type in your contact information before you can send to them.


Links to the contact form are:

http://www.mossberg.com/contact contact form

http://go.stagarms.com/customer-service-1 contact form

https://www.ruger.com/dataProcess/contactSupport.php contact form




Use the same letter.

If you contacted your Rep and Senator in the first email, no need to do so again.


For those interested, here is all the contact information for the Connecticut companies:



Colt Manufacturing Co
545 New Park Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110

[email protected]

(860) 236-6311


Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co
100 Burritt St
New Britain, CT 06053

[email protected]


Charter Arms
18 Brewster Lane
Shelton, CT 06484

Nickerson Ecker, President
[email protected]

Diane "Dee" Ecker, Customer Service Manager
[email protected]



O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
7 Grasso Ave.
North Haven, CT 06473

http://www.mossberg.com/contact contact form



Stag Arms
515 John Downey Dr.
New Britain, Ct 06051

http://go.stagarms.com/customer-service-1 contact form




Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
Company Information

Lacey Place
Southport, CT, 06890 United States
(203) 259-7843

http://www.ruger-firearms.com

https://www.ruger.com/dataProces/contactSupport.php contact form
 

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So you have sent your emails.

Now what?

Contact everyone you know that is pro-gun or has no issues with them. Use your email address book, Facebook, Twitter, text messages; link this post to everyone and anyone of like mind.


Remember to contact friends, family, co-workers, the guys and gals at the club. Make sure those dealing guns in the community know as well. A flyer or even word of mouth in this effort will go a long way.


Likely, when possible, linking this post will be the easiest way to get the word out electronically. Though the manner you do it is totally up to each of you.

<span style="font-weight: bold">It is vital we apply pressure to our elected to propose and pass a resolution in both chambers of the state general assembly supporting the gun companies moving to Pennsylvania.

Use the contact information you got before and call the local office and ask for a response to your request. Make sure they understand you are serious, and you are going to follow up on the demand.

Be friendly.
Be courteous.
Be direct.
Repeat until desired action is taken.</span>


Sportsmen can have a huge impact on our legislature and our state making a play for these companies moving to Pennsylvania.


If nothing else, a very clear message by a very large group further solidifies in the minds of our own elected legislators that we are indeed involved. That they know we are indeed closely looking, watching, and listening to the events around us on these issues.


It puts the legislators on clear notice of the things we demand from them. It also places the burden of proving their commitment and support to our gun rights with the demand for the resolution we ask for.
That resolution, if passed, will be a very clear message to the gun companies that we as a state stand in unity in our desire for them to relocate here. Where other states have some legislators, or a state agency making the pitch, we have the chance to make a very large, very public display of that desire.


<span style="font-weight: bold">In this, the only loss is if the effort is not taken. Truly, nothing ventured – nothing gained. </span>
 

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I thought Ruger was in New Hampshire, and Arizona ?
 

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Who's done?
 

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done, emailed the reps, and all the gun manufacturers you have listed. Told them PA would love them and told them about HB 357. Western PA could really use the jobs. Grove City and Greenville have factories available. Would love to see one or more move here. Keep it up fellas. Bluetick, awesome idea
 

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Here's the deal.

Everyone has pent up frustration. There is tonnage of the bad news stories. Some worse than others, and some just presented to ramp up the bile in one's stomach.

But here, with a bit of simple finger manipulation, you can be heard lud and clear in two ways.

1. you are telling these companies we would love to have them and the economic impact they carry in PA. Also - and lets face it - the bragging rights that go with it.

2. You are putting our state elected officials on notice that we want a statement of support for our desire for these companies to come and settle in PA. Yes, we are puttin them on the spot on this issue and general gun rights in general.

It never hurts to remind them of the structure our system is predicated on. That being - they represent us.

Second, if we do get a resolution passed in both houses - it will make news. That further sending the message wide and far Pennsylvania is open and ready for business.
 

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DONE HERE TOO !!! Man did that feel GOOD !! Not only did it make me proud, I never "right clicked " that much in my short computer career, usually right clicking takes me to an unknown place in this computer highway,I can get lost very easily . Thanks Bluetick, For your efforts here !!, Lonnie
 

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Connecticut lawmakers gave final approval early Thursday to a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines....


Following a total of more than 13 hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the House and the Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

<span style="font-weight: bold">The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who was scheduled to sign it at noon on Thursday during a ceremony at the state Capitol....</span>



http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/...sends-to-house/
 

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Send those letters guys.

We can't change the outcome in Connecticut, but we can send a very clear message here at home to our own legislators - and also let those gun makers know we have their back and they are welcome here.
 

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Good idea on the additions.

As the frustration grows, this is a positive action each of us can take.
 

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Take the time this evening or over the weekend.

Make the statement and get our elected on board to go after these companies under siege.
 

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<span style="font-weight: bold">Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) likened National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and gun-rights advocates to "clowns at the circus," </span>and said they were beholden to the gun industry for opposing further gun-control measures.


"Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus. They get the most attention, and that's what he's paid to do," said Malloy on CNN on Sunday, defending his state's newly-enacted gun laws.


The Connecticut governor charged that the NRA's opposition to expanded gun-control laws is based more in the gun industry's desire to sell firearms and less in a defense of the constitutional right to bear arms.

"What this is about is the ability of the gun industry to sell as many guns to as many people as possible, even if they're deranged, even if they're mentally ill, even if they have a criminal background. They don't care, they wanna sell guns," he said.


http://thehill.com/video/policy-areas/292205-conn-gov-lapierre-like-clowns-at-the-circus
 

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Be mad, be upset, be outraged.... but be sure to write those letters from page one.

Then plan on attending the Harrisburg Rally next Tuesday in Harrisburg to sends the very same message... and much more to your rep and senator and others.

Remember, there are those in Harrisburg with D's and R's behind their name that do not share your views on guns. It took two sessions to pass the castle doctrine and it required a lot of arm twisting.

With solid majorities in both houses and the governorship - why hasn't HB 357 passed already?


Take nothing for granted. Take no comfort that YOUR rep or senator is on our side. Other elected are not. Plus, standing and being seen and counted sends a very clear message to the public at large.
 
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