Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gunn Not Pro-Gun Enough

You may recall around this time last year, Speaker Philip Gunn (R-Clinton) began a campaign to lure gun manufacturers to Mississippi. His argument was that since there are so many anti-Second Amendment states out there, whatever that means, Mississippi would be more hospitable to such industry. It appears those pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

Remington Arms Company announced Monday that it would open a plant in Huntsville, Alabama, and bring with it nearly 2,000 jobs. It is also worth noting that Remington will continue its operations in New York, which I can only presume is what Gunn refers to as an anti-Second Amendment state.

Not only is Alabama dominant in college football (for now), but it is showing more leadership than Gunn when it comes to economic development. Alabama officials presented Remington with a list of sites that would be helpful for planning and development of the plant's site. Gunn merely sent a love letter, but he got stood up for his date.

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