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Connecticut gunmaker says he's leaving state

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published April 10. 2013 4:00PM   Updated April 10. 2013 4:37PM

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut gunmaker has announced it intends to leave the state following the passage of gun control legislation it says tramples on the rights of citizens and does not show enough consideration for the industry.

Bristol-based PTR says in a statement posted on its website that it has not decided where it will move, but it has commitments from most employees to relocate. The company makes military-style rifles and employs more than 40 people.

PTR Vice President John McNamara said Wednesday that it expects to make a more formal announcement about a move within six weeks.

Several Connecticut gun manufacturers have indicated they are thinking about moving after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last week signed the law imposing new restrictions on weapons and large-capacity magazines.

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