Texas Gov. Rick Perry will travel to Connecticut and New York this week to meet with gun manufacturers in concerted effort to convince them to set up shop in the Lone Star State.

Perry will tour gun manufacturer facilities and other businesses, including Connecticut’s Mossberg & Sons and Colt’s Manufacturing, one of the nation’s oldest gun manufacturers, the Hartford Courant reported.

A number of gun makers in Connecticut have said they are looking into leaving after the state passed some of the toughest gun laws in the country, a response to last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in which 20 children and six educators were gunned down.

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