Beretta set to move to Tennessee, bring new jobs
Gallatin, TN —
Gun-making company Beretta is closing up shop in Maryland and moving its factory to Tennessee. The company plans to hire around 300 employees once it opens.
Beretta says it’s making the move because of Maryland’s tough new gun laws that restrict many of the weapons it makes. That includes the M-9 pistol, which has been the U.S. Army’s standard-issue sidearm since 1987.
Maryland passed new laws restricting military-style semiautomatic magazines, banning 45 guns and limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds. This "Firearm Safety Act" makes the M-9 pistol illegal because it holds 15 rounds.