Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Tour Conn. Gun Manufacturing Plants


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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEST HARTFORD, Conn.) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tour gun manufacturing plants in Connecticut on Monday and extend an open invitation to manufactures to set up shop in Texas.

During the job tour, Perry will visit the Colt manufacturing plant in West Hartford, Conn., and Connecticut gun-maker Mossberg & Sons in North Haven, Conn., hoping to lure them and other firearm companies to Texas.

A number of gun-makers in Connecticut have said they’re looking into leaving, after the state passed some of the toughest gun laws in the country in response to last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The legislation bans the sale of certain types of weapons but doesn’t restrict manufacturing.

Colt’s president says that Colt was proud to call Connecticut home for 175 years, but, now needs to consider all options.

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