Gun Shy In Maryland
Bill Quick

Beretta USA to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Beretta USA officials along with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty  announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility. Beretta will create 300 new Tennessee jobs. The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year.

As long as Beretta keeps any part of its operation in a gun-grabbing state like Maryland, they won’t be getting any money from me.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Gun Shy In Maryland — 2 Comments

  1. As I understand it, Beretta’s plan is to diversify manufacturing and management locations to “friendly” states while withdrawing from Maryland. With the huge US Government contracts they’re committed to, they’d be shooting themselves to just shut down their Maryland operation. All the same, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on them. I don’t like to; I really like their brand.

  2. I own a couple of Beretta pistols, and I like them very much. But as long as they are at the mercy of government contracts for their very existence, I can’t see them doing much to impede the government’s progress towards total citizen disarmament.

    It’s much like the welfare state. Once the peons are dependent on you for their daily lives, they are owned. Same with crony companies. Although the “good” gun companies can do very well in selling to the government – in other words, from my point of view, the incentives for Beretta are all perverse. I’d frankly rather see them go out of business than become – or remain – complicit in the destruction of the Second’s guarantee of the RKBA. A libertarian would view that as merely a business opportunity for a gun company that supported the RKBA to take their place.