By Ben Romans
Earlier this month, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed a law that bans over 40 different firearms considered assault weapons (like the popular AR-15), prohibits the sale of magazines capable of carrying more than 10 rounds, and requires handgun buyers to undergo fingerprint licensing.
Of all the voices opposing the law, the Beretta USA factory in Accokeek, Maryland, has been one of the most vocal. The company recently released a statement stating, “The resulting law that passed is not acceptable, even with the improvements we were able to obtain. In short, the law that finally passed went from being atrocious to simply being bad.”
While the company hasn’t announced any definite plans for the future, in a recent story by the Baltimore Sun, representatives of the company said the current Beretta facility will not be relocated. However, the Sun also reported the company is considering alternate locations for three planed expansion operations.