Bristol Gun Company Considering South Carolina: Report

Friday, May 3, 2013  |  Updated 10:22 AM EDT
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Bristol Gun Company Considering South Carolina: Report

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PTR Industries, a Bristol gun maker, plans to leave the state because of gun control legislation.

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A Bristol gun manufacturer is considering locating in South Carolina after that state passed stricter gun control laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook School shootings.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports
Horry County, South Carolina is one of six locations around the country being considered for the plant that could hire 100 workers within three years.

PTR Industries is looking to move because of the cost of doing business in the Northeast.

Company CEO Josh Fiorini said the final push came when Connecticut passed stricter new gun laws after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in  .

The company has been contacted by 41 states. The six finalists have not been disclosed although Kansas courted the company and Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's eager to bring the company to his state.
 

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