A resolution in the state legislature is trying to lure small arms manufacturers to Indiana.
The House and Senate have each passed resolutions that aim to attract gun manufacturers to Indiana by touting the state’s tax climate and gun rights laws.
They also direct different state agencies to send copies of the resolutions to vendors and businesses that deal and manufacture small arms.
The resolution also encourages manufacturers to contact the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to “receive all the benefits available to them upon becoming an Indiana company.” Sen. Jim Tomes, a Wadesville Republican said Indiana’s centralized location and the presence of Crane Naval Warfare Center are two assets that could put the state over the top in the minds of manufacturers. Tomes said he hopes the state will also attract industries connected to firearms, such as scope builders, powder makers and brass and copper manufacturers.