SHINER, Texas (KXAN) - Shield Tactical, a small business once located in California that sells firearms parts and related gear, formally made its move to Texas on Wednesday with Gov. Rick Perry on hand to welcome it.
"It's my pleasure to officially welcome Shield Tactical to the Lone Star State," said Perry, who recently made a well-publicized pitch to bring businesses from the Golden state to the Lone Star State. "Economic development is at the very core of Texas' mission, and we've done an effective job over the past decade, making some tough decisions and a rededicating to the fiscally conservative principles that encourage job creation."
Company founder John Harrington established Tactical Shield in 2008 but says he'd grown weary of California gun laws. The new headquarters is in Shiner, south of Interstate 10 between San Antonio and Houston.
Among items the company deals in are firearm parts, ammunition, protective clothing, holsters and magazines.
Perry has also reached out directly to more than 30 firearms manufacturers across the country in states that are considering restricting sales or manufacturing of the industry.
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