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Old 03-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Colt shuts down production, buses workers to CT legislature to protest threat to 400

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http://www.bob-owens.com/2013/03/colt-shuts-down-production-buses-workers-to-ct-legislature-to-protest-threat-to-400-jobs/

The President of Colt Manufacturing shut down his plant yesterday to protest the witch hunt in Connecticut:

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The president of one of the nation’s oldest gun manufacturers closed down his Connecticut factory Thursday morning and bused 400 of his workers to the state Capitol so they could personally urge lawmakers not to pass gun control legislation that they say could risk their livelihoods.

Dennis Veilleux, president of the Hartford-based Colt’s Manufacturing Co., said even though he has spoken with legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s staff about his trepidations several times, he believes they don’t truly understand the financial ramifications of the legislation being proposed in the wake of the deadly Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

State officials have listened to the concerns he and other Connecticut gun company officials have voiced, “but I would say it’s more pacifying us,” Veilleux said. That’s why he decided to rent 10 buses and bring over his first shift workers, plus some second- and third-shift ones, and some suppliers.

“These are the faces of the jobs at Colt,” Veilleux said in an interview with The Associated Press while riding on a bus back to the factory. “Each of these people represents other people in the state. They represent the community and, in a lot of cases, they’re the breadwinners of their families. And more and more, manufacturing jobs are hard to come by.”
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Time to add to the Colt collection to fund a move the hell out of Ct.

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Time to add to the Colt collection to fund a move the hell out of Ct.
Mossberg and Stag Arms were getting grill by the anti-gun liberal / hippie hag in CT yesterday. Read the article somewhere else and now cannot find it!
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Well, that made me rearrange the safe so I can add a Colt to it.

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I don't think logic will win vs the emotion these gun grabbers seem to feed on. Sadly

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I'm not a fan if colt, mainly because they're so expensive I can't afford one, but I will keeping my eye out for a deal to help support that company.

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I don't think logic will win vs the emotion these gun grabbers seem to feed on. Sadly
It will start to matter when they have to arm their security details with Mosin Nagants.
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It will start to matter when they have to arm their security details with Mosin Nagants.
Let's petition that the VP security detail be armed with double barreled shotguns first.
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Colt needs to move from that state period. I almost don't even want a colt because that state is stamped on their lowers! Lol

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Try living here!!!!

I have talked with a few of the state legislators about some of their proposed bills. When I throw logic at them I always get the same response...... A blank stare.

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