Last year PTR Industries left Connecticut to move to South Carolina, a more gun-friendly state. In 2013, the Connecticut Governor of PTR's home state outlawed their product, forcing them to find a new home. They found a new home in the Palmetto state.

According to Courantblogs.com, PTR has made the "South Carolina Commemorative Edition Rifle," a black-and-brushed-nickel weapon that sports engraved palmetto tree and crescent moon insignias, complete with three 20-round magazines. This is to make a public statement regarding the decision they made to move last year. 

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"This rifle symbolizes a long journey that we've taken in just over a year, selling our homes, moving our families, leaving our friends," McNamara said. "What this rifle symbolizes is all the turmoil that we've been through to get where we are today."

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PTR will celebrate the move on June 30 with a splashy rollout of the $1,200 South Carolina commemorative, when Gov. Nikki R. Haley receives a model with an "SCGOV" serial number.

Gov. Nikki Haley is considered a gun-friendly Governor who signed into law a bill that allows CWP holders to carry firearms into bars and restaurants. She also openly supports "open carry."

Below is a picture of her shooting a PTR rifle.

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