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Gunmaker visits South Carolina

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Stag Arms owner Mark Malkowski with state Rep. Alan Clemmons (R-107) in front of a technical school in South Carolina Thursday. Stag Arms owner Mark Malkowski with state Rep. Alan Clemmons (R-107) in front of a technical school in South Carolina Thursday.
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

Stag Arms owner Mark Malkowski made a visit to South Carolina Thursday.

Malkowski, who met with state officials including state Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-107, toured South Carolina Thursday.

Following the Newtown tragedy where 20 children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, Connecticut passed some of the toughest gun laws in the country. And those new gun laws have affected his business.

More than 100 guns are illegal in the state, as well as ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds.

State officials from South Carolina are offering tax incentives for Malkowski to move his company away from Connecticut and to their state.

But South Carolina is not alone. The governors from Texas and South Dakota came to Connecticut earlier this month to convince gun manufacturers to pack up and leave the state.

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