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Lawmakers urge gun company moves to Pa.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Two House representatives are telling gun companies to bring their facilities and jobs to Pennsylvania if their home states push ahead with tougher gun control laws.

Representatives Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and Seth Grove (R-York) said they are particularly interested in attracting Beretta, Magpul, and Remington Arms Company.

Beretta reportedly began considering a move of its headquarters in Maryland, along with 300 jobs, after the state legislature advanced a ban on assault weapons, while Magpul has threatened to leave Colorado if the state bans magazines with more than 15 rounds.

Remington employs more than 1,000 people in New York, which enacted strict new gun laws in January.

"We wholeheartedly believe in defending our Second Amendment rights," Grove said in a news release. "If other states are looking to legislate an industry out of existence, then we should capitalize on this opportunity to deliver to our constituents good, family-sustaining jobs."

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