While some governors are trying to kick their gun manufacturers out of state, South Carolina’s governor visited a gun makers plant to celebrate what they are doing, and she even got to fire some pretty awesome guns to boot.
In a recent trip to FN Manufacturing, Gov. Nikki Haley got a tour of the plant and then got behind the trigger of a FNP 4 Tactical with RMR sight, a SCAR rifle and a MINIMI 5.56 fully automatic machine gun. Yes, we are jealous, but we are also impressed.
“FN Manufacturing is one of South Carolina’s great manufacturers and represents the kinds of companies that are thriving in our state!” Haley stated on her Facebook page. And the state continues to thrive as PTR Industries announced last month they are leaving Connecticut and headed to the Palmetto State to set up shop.
Gun companies are moving out of CT, NY, and CO, for good reason. If state’s are going to enact ridiculous gun control laws that do nothing to stop crime and everything to limit the rights of law abiding citizens why shouldn’t they move to a more pro 2nd amendment state?
But Haley’s visit to the FN plant was more than just business. It was personal. “Michael and his unit are equipped with M4s, M240s, and M249s — firearms made right here in South Carolina! They employ 500+ people and have been a staple in our state for decades,” she said. Her husband, Michael, is in the National Guard and was deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year.
Check out the video below of Governor Haley firing off a few rounds at the plant before she left.