Gun Control Prompts Conn. Gun Manufacturer To Move South

PTR Industries will be the first Connecticut-based gun manufacturer to relocate its operations, the Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported Tuesday night.

The Bristol, Conn. company will announce its move to Horry Counry, S.C. next Monday with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. Gov. Nikki Haley (R), Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) and other state legislators will be in attendance, according to Horry County Council chairman Mark Lazarus.

PTR’s CEO Josh Fiorini told the Sun News that the company will relocate many of its 140 employees over the course of the three-year move, which was prompted by gun control laws passed in the state of Connecticut.

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