Mo. House backs measure incentivizing gun manufacturers
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Mo. House backs measure incentivizing gun manufacturers

Date: May 1, 2013
By: Taylor Beck
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 630

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While gun laws tighten up in other states, Missouri lawmakers are looking to encourage gun business within the state's borders.
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Wrap: The Missouri House gave first-round approval to a measure which would offer tax credits for firearm-related manufacturers relocating or expanding in Missouri.

Republican Sponsor Representative Bill White said with other labor reform like right-to-work going nowhere, this is a good way get more business in Missouri.

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Description: "What other option do I have to try to convince people to come here?"

But Democratic Representative Stacey Newman says the argument for the tax credits weren't fact-based, but based on...

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Description: "just the idea out there that certain ammunition and firearm manufacturers are considering leaving states."

The tax credits would expire after six years with a maximum of three-million dollars in credits annually.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Taylor Beck.

Intro: 
While gun laws tighten up in other states and some manufacturers threaten to leave, Missouri lawmakers are looking to encourage gun business in Missouri.
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Wrap:The Missouri House gave first-round approval to a measure which would offer tax credits for firearm-related manufacturers relocating or expanding in Missouri.

Republican Sponsor Representative Bill White said he has a list of manufacturers looking to leave states like Connecticut and Colorado, and plans to reach out to them. 

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Description: "Please look at us, because we're going to be a friendly state to ya."

But Democratic Representative Stacey Newman said proponents did not offer enough hard numbers on possible job creation or expected revenue gains the credit could bring in. 

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Description: "it's just based on the theory, just another NRA mandate."

The measure needs another vote in the House before heading to the Senate floor for debate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Taylor Beck.


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