Smith & Wesson has had enough of Massachusetts and is looking for a new home. I can think of the perfect state for them to move to.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., one of the nation’s oldest firearms manufacturers, announced today that it is moving its headquarters and significant elements of its operations to Maryville, Tennessee in 2023. Smith & Wesson has been based in Springfield, Massachusetts since the company was incorporated in 1852.

Mark Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, said on the companies website. “This has been an extremely difficult and emotional decision for us, but after an exhaustive and thorough analysis, for the continued health and strength of our iconic company, we feel that we have been left with no other alternative.”

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Mr. Smith sited proposed legislation in Massachusetts that, if enacted, would prohibit the company from manufacturing certain firearms in the state.

“These bills would prevent Smith & Wesson from manufacturing firearms that are legal in almost every state in America and that are safely used by tens of millions of law-abiding citizens every day exercising their Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights, protecting themselves and their families, and enjoying the shooting sports. While we are hopeful that this arbitrary and damaging legislation will be defeated in this session, these products made up over 60% of our revenue last year, and the unfortunate likelihood that such restrictions would be raised again led to a review of the best path forward for Smith & Wesson.”

If you live in Wyoming, sorry, the company is moving to Tennessee. 

The company chose Tennessee, it said, for the following reasons.

Support for the 2nd Amendment
Business friendly environment
Quality of life for employees
Cost of living and affordability
Access to higher education institutions
Availability of qualified labor for its operations and headquarter functions
Favorable location for efficiency of distribution

I like Tennessee, but Wyoming is a much better choice. Just imagine the logo -  SMITH & WESSON - MADE IN WYOMING!

Stag Arms LLC, a New Britain manufacturer of automatic and semiautomatic AR-15 rifles, announced Monday it is moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming, citing the state's “unwavering support" for the Second Amendment.

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The company Magpul moved to Cheyenne after it had about enough of states that had been located in passing legislation basically banning what they manufactured. Magpul makes magazines and other accessories for guns like the AR-15

Weatherby Rifles moved to Sheridan Wyoming after it had about enough of California's gun laws.

Wyoming might have a small population but it has more guns per capita than any other state. Along with that we have the Western reputation of being WYOMING! More gun companies should move some, if not all, of their Manufacturing- HERE!

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