Illinois leaders are trying to keep gun manufacturers in state.
State Senator Darin LaHood along with Representative Don Moffitt and Chicago-land senators toured three different gun manufacturers in Henry County: Rock River Arms, Armalite and Springfield Armory.
Senator LaHood says keeping these businesses in Illinois is critical to more than just the economy.
"Our job in Springfield is to look out for that industry," he says. "Do all we can to keep those jobs in Illinois because it has a ripple effect in this community in terms of what it means for families, what it means for schools, what it means for the economic viability of western Illinois."
It's an effect that is already being felt in Rock Island County;
Lewis Machine and Tool, a gun manufacturer in Milan, is looking to relocate to Davenport.
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