by Rob Sabo

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June 14, 2013
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Firearms maker moves to Minden

The threat of government regulations that would make it illegal to manufacture assault weapons in California led Jay Jacobson, president of Franklin Armory in Morgan Hill, to purchase a small facility in Minden to establish a foothold in firearm-friendly Nevada. Jacobson bought a 3,800-square-foot manufacturing and R&D facility in Minden that will be used to assemble the company’s products. Franklin Armory specializes in making firearms for the military and civilians. Its best-selling weapons are modern sport rifles modeled after the AR-15 high-powered carbine. Franklin Armory has been making guns since 2009, but the company has been around for more than …

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