Gun manufacturers in Maryland and Colorado, in response to efforts in each state to pass strict gun control measures, have announced plans to relocate if those bills become law. Both Virginia and West Virginia would welcome Beretta's possible relocation from their facility in Accokeek, MD. Based in Italy, Beretta already has a place in Fredericksburg, VA. Meanwhile in Erie, CO, locally-based Magpul has already told the state government that if the bill is passed, they will leave. The company's founder and president, Richard Fitzpatrick, has stated, "It's not really a threat. It's a promise."
Both stories come from Fox News. Read about Maryland here and about Colorado here.
Note to lawmakers in both states: The law of unintended consequences is a bitch.