BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut gun maker has announced it intends to leave the state following the passage of gun-control legislation it says tramples on the rights of citizens and does not show enough consideration for the industry.
Bristol-based PTR says in a statement posted on its website that it has not decided where it will move but it has commitments from most employees to relocate. The company makes military-style rifles and employs more than 40 people.
PTR Vice President John McNamara said Wednesday that it expects to make a more formal announcement about a move within six weeks.
Several Connecticut gun makers have indicated they were considering a move after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last week signed the law imposing new restrictions on weapons and large capacity magazines.
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