Thanks to Maryland’s anti-gun fervor, Beretta has bailed on The Free State, opening a new factory in Gallatin, Tennessee. A shotgun seller in the UK celebrates the news — although I doubt there’s much of a market for 3-Gun shorties in The Land of Hope and Glory. Just sayin’. Press release [via SBWIRE] . . .
“To mark the 152nd commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā exact replicas of the shotguns used by Maori warriors will be available for history fanatics and gun enthusiasts to own,” nzherald.co.nz reports. “The Pukehinahina Charitable Trust has decided to sell its collection of 20 handcrafted tupara, or double-barrel shotguns, which were manufactured in Italy and assembled in New Zealand.” With “carvings on the butt” from Thailand. Kidding. As for the battle itself, the Brits got their you-know-whats handed to them. wikipedia.org: