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Connecticut gun maker moving to South Carolina

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CONWAY, SC (AP) -

A Connecticut gun manufacturer is moving to South Carolina after Connecticut state lawmakers passed stricter gun control laws after the Sandy Hook School shootings.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports PTR Industries will make the formal announcement next week at a ribbon-cutting to be attended by Gov. Nikki Haley.

Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus says he's excited about the development. The county council has approved a resolution setting out the terms of the company's move.

PTR's chief executive officer, Josh Fiorini, says the plant will employ 140 people, many of whom will relocate from Connecticut. The move will take place over three years.

The company said it has been contacted by 41 states and selected South Carolina from six finalists.

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