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Rick Perry is a pretty awesome dude and a great evangelist for free-market capitalism. His newest project looks to be wooing Maryland-based Beretta to Texas.

FromĀ CNN:

With guns back in the national spotlight after a mass shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tour Maryland’s largest gun manufacturer on Wednesday as part of his ongoing effort to lure businesses to his home state.

A Perry aide told CNN that the Republican governor will tour the Beretta USA facility in Accokeek, Maryland, just over the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Perry, who has embarked on a national effort to poach out-of-state companies by touting Texas’ business-friendly tax climate, will also meet later in the day with Maryland business leaders at a steakhouse in Bethesda, the aide said.