“Beretta, one of the world’s leading gun manufacturers, will be establishing manufacturing operations in Gallatin, bringing more than 300 jobs to the region,” tennessean.com reports. “The company will invest upwards of $45 million to bring a manufacturing and research and development facility to Middle Tennessee, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday morning.” The announcement almost kinda ends months of speculation about the gunmaker’s new home, after Beretta announced its intention to leave Maryland’s anti-gun environment. (You may remember the company’s statement when questioned about the threatened move, immediately after Newtown: “Beretta doesn’t bluff.”) This is, after all, an expansion rather than a relocation. But what’s the bet this is Step 1 in that process . . .