One gun maker is leaving Bristol, Connecticut due to the state’s tightened gun control laws that came in the wake of last year’s horrific Sandy Hook school shooting.

PTR Industries, a company that builds high-end semi-automatic rifles at a factory in Bristol, Conn., is relocating to Aynor, South Carolina for its more-friendly gun rights laws, according to vice president of sales John McNamara.

Connecticut State Senator Beth Bye, who championed the gun-control legislation says the new law did not prevent PTR from manufacturing in the state.

“PTR can still manufacture and sell its weapons in the United States, they just cannot be purchased in Connecticut".

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