I think you hit the nail on the head!NRA_guy said:They are moving south to escape the labor unions and looney leftists.
I see no reason why any gun manufacturer would continue to support an area that is trying to shut them down.
There was much discussion on this in another forum.
Marlin Being Relocated
After 140 years, the Marlin plant located in North Haven, Connecticut will be closed by the middle of next year. According to Remington Arms sources, the facility is being decommissioned and the manufacturing relocated to Remington's Ilion, New York facilities, the Marlin lines are not moving offshore.
At this writing, it seems Marlin, Harrington and Richardson, New England Firearms and L.C. Smith- all Marlin brands -are destined for absorption into Remington's existing manufacturing facilities in Ilion, New York. Such a move would maximize use of that facilities and consolidate manufacturing operations.