In what might appear to be a counter-intuitive move, Wilson Arms plans to move its barrel production facility from Wisconsin to Connecticut. But the company already has operations in Connecticut and this move will be a consolidation of operations. The company owner, Hugo Vivero, purchased the company from the Wilson family six years ago. Wilson Arms was founded in New Haven, Connecticut back in 1954 when firearms regulation and legislation were more sane and reasonable . . .
Wilson’s acquisition of the former Badger Defense Company, located in Wisconsin, occurred in 2012. So what’s really happening is a Connecticut-based company purchased a Wisconsin-based company and is moving the machinery to Connecticut, where its main base of operations has existed for nearly six decades.
Because Wilson Arms deals in gun barrels rather than complete firearms or receivers, they’re not subject to many of the worst of the emotionaly-based firearms regulations and laws passed in the Constitution State in the last few months.
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