NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -- Gun manufacturer Stag Arms announced on Tuesday it will be moving its company out of New Britain.

The company said its Board of Directors decided to relocate the company as part of its initiative to “improve the overall customer experience.”

While the new location for its headquarters hasn’t been finalized, the company said it has narrowed down its options.

The company will finalize the location in the next few months.

In a statement, Stag Arms President Anthony Ash said, in part, “Stag is creating a seamless, integrated value chain that will incorporate best practices from design and engineering, to manufacturing, omni-channel customer engagement, fulfillment, and service. The pieces are in place and we are ready to transition production and fulfillment operations immediately from a narrow facility-based approach in New Britain to a distributed eco-system."

On Friday, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said the news didn't come as a surprise.

She said in a statement "We have known for many years that Stag has been courted by other states following the passage of more stringent gun laws here in Connecticut. Quite frankly, I’m surprised it took this long. While we are never happy to lose a business, the industrial park where it is located is 90 percent full and I am hopeful that it will be filled with another tenant within six months."

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Mayor Stewart: " While we are never happy to lose a business, I'm gonna hold the door for this one ..."


Hey, New Britain business owners ... how long until you end up on the wrong side of feel-good legislation? Not to worry, though, as Mayor Stewart will issue a snarky statement about how they'll be just fine without you, too. Shame, considering that Connecticut was fifth to ratify the US Constitution.

Well Educated Liberal

Good Riddance!!! If I had my way, the owners and every employee would be locked up for life without parole for all the innocent people that were murdered because of their guns. Guns have no place in a civilized society. #Warren/Harris2020 #HillaryisMYPresident #I'mStillWithHer #neverdrumpf #resist #impeach #LockHimUp #FreedomFromReligion #BanAllGuns

Jules Winnfield

Typical Commiecrat response, intolerance. Guns liberated us from the British, and guns will free us from a tyrannical government again. Guns will always have a place in society when people like you want to lock up the innocent. #CivilWarIsComing

Jules Winnfield

Shocker. More companies leaving Connecticut. The "diversity and inclusion" party is failing Connecticut citizens badly. Time to get Democrats out of office and put them on the bread line where they should be.


Did the CT. tax rate initiate this decision to move out of NB? I sense from the tone of Mr. Ash's message it's not just NB that's losing their business but Connecticut too! Will our state eventually become a "bedroom" state for New York? Connecticut needs "new blood" in it's stagnant govt. Something needs to be done and sooner rather than later.

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