February 22nd, 2013
08:54 PM ET

Mississippi leader urges Connecticut gunmakers to relocate

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has invited gunmakers such as Colt to relocate to his state from Connecticut, where firearms have been a controversial issue since last December's elementary school shooting left 20 students and six adults dead there.

The gun industry in Connecticut is being attacked and "demonized" because of national politics, Gunn said in a letter this week to Colt's Manufacturing Company CEO Dennis Veilleux.

He also invited gunmaker Magpul Industries Corp. of Colorado to relocate to Mississippi.

Gunn, a Republican, said firearm manufacturers are "under attack in anti-Second Amendment states."

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. s kel

    So he wants them to locate to a slave labor, low wage, worker hating state!

    February 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    Colt started in CT and will stay in CT.

    February 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hamsta

    But so goes it when you have a president who is pushing national socialism. They say those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. So why don't you do us all a favor and pick up a history book and read about Nazis. While you're at it look up the fall of the Roman Empire. Socialism has never been a success and has failed EVERY time. And yes banasy there is such a thing as term limits, but the moochers and deadbeats are going to make sure all of Obama's changes are permanent while he " fundamentally destroys America ".

    February 23, 2013 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Ancient Texan

      You are 100% correct.

      February 23, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Hamsta,Ancient TEXAN,just remember who's the party of division,racism,its your republican party,the party of obstruction ,traitors to many to list!!Don't talk about socialism when you obviously don't know squat!!

      February 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat


    February 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol hes 100% alright! 100% Freakin nuts!! Im bettin he walks around talking to himself all day too! Just like talkin to people who arent even here.

    February 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Art of Conversation

      Who are you talking to chrissy? The 4 walls perhaps.

      February 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    There is going to be controversy no matter where the manufacturer is located. Mississippi isn’t exactly exempt from it.
    Philip Gunn’s name is a fine name to lobby with, however.

    Hamsta: lol.

    February 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Art of Conversation

    Good Evening banasy.

    February 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |