Connecticut Gunmaker Announces Move To Wyoming

Nov 20, 2019

A manufacturer of automatic and semiautomatic AR-15 rifles is moving from New Britain, Connecticut, to Wyoming at the end of the year.

Stag Arms, LLC announced the move on its website this week. The company says Wyoming is “incredibly hospitable to business” and is supportive of the firearms industry. 

The Hartford Courant reports company leaders were outspoken critics of Connecticut gun laws proposed after the 2012 Newtown school shooting. Lawmakers sought to ban the sale of military-style guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines after 20 children and six educators died. 

Stag Arms pleaded guilty in 2015 for violating federal firearms laws. The former owner agreed to sell the company when he pleaded guilty to a felony count of possession of unregistered machine guns.