A Gun Manufacturer's Take on Tougher Gun Laws

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

gun shop store (Curtis Gregory Perry/flickr)

On Monday, lawmakers in Connecticut announced plans to overhaul the state's gun laws. The draft legislation would, among other things, add more than 100 types of guns to the state's list of banned assault weapons.

Several gun manufacturers have their homes in Connecticut. If the new proposed gun legislation passes, how will it affect their businesses?

Jon Scalise owns Ammunition Storage Components, a gun manufacturer in New Britain, Connecticut. His company has 150 employees and has been in the state for 17 years.


John Scalise

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Kristen Meinzer

Comments [5]

Bob from Redneckville, WA

@ Raoul. The National Guard is part of the U.S. Military Reserve and are a Federal entity that can be borrowed from the US by the state they are in. Hence the "National." The Militia is every able bodied Citizen between 16 and 65. The President can refuse the request of a state Governor the use of reserve forces including the National Guard. The Governor has control of the State Militia, who are usually controlled locally in an emergency by the County Sheriff or municipal Mayor. The Governor must ask for the use of reserve and active duty forces.

Apr. 08 2013 11:16 AM
oscar from ny

I can't stand the mass...they will never know that the Zionist already have declared war on us..wth are we suppose to fight them with??.

Apr. 03 2013 03:18 PM
RAOUL ORNELAS from Bend, Oregon

Here is my gun story. I am 70 years old and I have never owned a gun. My dad, and his brothers never owned a hand gun or an assault riffle. My Mother has never owned a gun - her father and brothers never owned an assault rifle. I don't get all this hype up NRA 2nd amendment fear. We already have a militia in each state, it's called the National Guar. We Americans don't need assault rifles. It ain't complicated. Really, the NRA a message just encourages the so called mentally ill to kill someone or something or even children. The problem is the NRA!

Apr. 03 2013 01:29 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Maybe gun control is the wrong way to go...
maybe we need to be like Israel, and have Army training classes in High School. Of course, they have been surrounded by enemies, but maybe we can't really trust The Canadians or The Mexicans and we need to arm ourselves against our border enemies...or maybe..."I have seen the enemy and it is ourselves."
Guns are here to stay: security guards in schools with guns, accidents will happen, nuts will get guns and shoot them off, crazy people in mental hospitals will demand guns against both the security guards with guns and their demons.
Liberals will protest all these guns by buying lightweight body armor.
I'm waving my white flag, and half expect bullet holes to make it look like Swiss cheese.
Where am I? What a crazy place.

Apr. 03 2013 11:21 AM
Robert Bonfiglio from New York

Does the second amendment have any "legal limit" on the type of arms one can obtain; if assault rifles were allowed, how about rocket launchers, or a bazooka, or a tank. What is the legal limit to arms that one can bear?

Apr. 03 2013 09:09 AM

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