Smith & Wesson, which has been in the gun business for more than 130 years, said Thursday it is moving its headquarters from Massachusetts to Nashville, Tenn.
It is the first major move for the gun maker since its leader, James Debney, became CEO last year. The move is “just a continuation of the investments we are making to ensure the long-term growth and success of our company and our shareholders,” Debney said.
Last month Smith & Wesson said it would move an unspecified number of jobs from Connecticut to Massachusetts to take advantage of the state’s lower tax rates and its strong workforce.
Shooter’s accident at Maryland school
Meanwhile, a Maryland school is investigating what led a 12-year-old girl to allegedly fire a gun at a school for special needs last week.
Kesha Smith and her parents say that the girl was in a classroom with a .22-caliber pistol and a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol when she pulled the trigger last Friday.
No one was injured.
A 15-year-old who called 911 told a dispatcher she’d “just pulled a gun on myself.”
The incident occurred in a hallway at Pikesville High School in northeast Baltimore.