Conn. gun maker celebrates move to gun friendly SC


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to join other leaders to celebrate a Connecticut gun maker's decision to move south after the state passed stricter gun laws after the Sandy Hook School shootings.

PTR Industries will announce details of its move from Bristol, Conn., at a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Monday outside the gun maker's new home in Aynor.

PTR Industries executives say a new law in Connecticut that bans assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds make all the rifles the firm manufactures illegal in its home state.

South Carolina isn't the only state with friendlier gun laws trying to attract weapon companies. The governors of Texas and South Dakota have both recently visited Connecticut to try to get gun makers to move.

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