Missouri Town Turns Down Gun Manufacturing Business
A company which makes A-R-15 semi-automatic rifles is asking for a 200-thousand dollar loan from Boonville to help it move to the central Missouri community. The C-M-M-G operations are now located in a rural area near Fayette, 14 miles north of Boonville. Boonville economic development director Jim Gann says most people in the community back the move which would bring 52 high-paying jobs with it. Opponents say Boonville has weathered the loss of many manufacturing jobs by turning itself into a tourist destination and the gun plant doesn’t fit that picture.