Chairman of the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee, Delegate Tim Miley (D-Harrison), urges Governor Tomblin to take swift action. Frustrated with the attempts by the Maryland legislature to enact gun control legislation, Beretta USA is contemplating relocating its manufacturing facility to another state. Chairman Miley asks, “Why not West Virginia?” Accordingly, Delegate Miley requested that Governor Tomblin contact Beretta, USA to encourage its company to relocate to the North Central West Virginia region.
He cited several reasons North Central West Virginia would be inviting to a manufacturing company like Beretta, USA:
- West Virginia overwhelmingly supports the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
- The infrastructure can support the company’s needs and standards.
- The I-79 Corridor is uniquely situated and well within 8 hours of a majority of the nation’s population, presenting ease of product distribution.
- The culture of West Virginia citizenry and strong work ethic.
Chairman Miley has asked Governor Tomblin to charge Secretary of Commerce, Keith Burdette to begin the ground work immediately. Click to read the letter sent to Governor Tomblin.