In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, Connecticut has tightened its laws on gun control and, in doing so, has impacted the makers of guns. Understandably, the climate there is not favorable to gun manufacturers.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has taken this opportunity to travel to Connecticut in an effort to attract these companies to Texas. The tax policies here are certainly an incentive. Most everything is cheaper in Texas. Plus, gun companies are viewed much more favorably from a political perspective. Colt is one example of a company that Perry would evidently like to see relocate its business operations. Is it likely that these companies will move their infrastructure and relocate employees? Who knows.
But, drawing business to Texas is obviously appealing from an economic perspective. Business creates revenue for companies and jobs for consumers. What do you think?