Thursday, July 21, 2016

More manufacturing goes away in a blue state.

America’s largest shotgun manufacturer, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., decided not to expand in Connecticut. Sure it was founded there 1919 and still has its corporate headquarters in North Haven. But in 2013 Connecticut rushed through legislation to ban some of Mossberg’s popular products. As a result, Mossberg CEO, Iver Mossberg, says, “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.”
Mossberg has instead expanded its Maverick Arms, Inc. facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, with 116,000 new square-feet of factory space. Mossberg is not a small gun manufacturer. According to records kept by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Mossberg made 475,364 guns in America in 2011. Of those guns, a total of 423,570 were shotguns made for sportsmen, for shotgun sports enthusiasts, for law-enforcement and for people who want a shotgun to protect their homes and families.
More than 90 percent of Mossberg’s guns are now made in Texas.

Well, I shoot a Mossberg Patrol rifle in 5.56, and it's a blast, literally.  Good firearms, and I'm glad to see them made in Texas.


  1. When I decided to go to New Brunswick, Canada with some friends for my first attempt at waterfowl hunting a few years back, I ended up with a Mossberg 935. Couldn't beat the price and the quality is very good. Too bad that they were still being made in Commieneticutt at that time.................

  2. I'm sure that the progs in Conn will be happy to see the firearms jobs leave.