The Nashville Business Journal notes:
Jeff Reh, a member of Beretta USA's board, said Tennessee's reputation as a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights played a role in landing the facility, a line that drew applause during today's announcement. Beretta also operates a plant in Maryland, which recently passed stricter gun laws.Actions have consequences. Those states rushing to pass more restrictive gun laws are costing their communities solid, high paying R&D and manufacturing jobs. Gun makers prefer to make guns in states where their products are welcome.