Breaking : Smith & Wesson relocated its headquarters from Springfield, Massachusetts, to Maryville, Tennessee, where a grand opening ceremony was hosted

Recently, Smith & Wesson relocated its headquarters from Springfield, Massachusetts, to Maryville, Tennessee, where a grand opening ceremony was hosted on Saturday. Following Iegislative uncertainty, the company announced it would move operations to Tennessee nearly two years ago.

Smith & Wesson’s relocation plans include a $125 million investment and approximately 750 created jobs. The company had resided in Massachusetts since its founding in 1852, and executive Ieadership noted the decision to move was not an easy one. However, in the face of anti-gun legislation, Smith & Wesson had to act in the best interest of the company’s operations.

This has been an extremely difficult and emotional decision for us, but after an exhaustive and thorough anaIysis, for the continued health and strength of our iconic company, we feel that we have been left with no other alternative.

Stated Mark Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, citing legislation proposed in Massachusetts at the time that could prevent the company from manufacturing certain firearms in the state.

The View hosts defended Taylor Swift’s interaction with Celine Dion at the Grammys

Taylor Swift’s interaction with Celine Dion at the Grammys has been defended by The View hosts.

Swift took home the ‘Album of the Year’ award – for the fourth time – at the 66th AnnuaI Grammy Awards ceremony held on Sunday (February 4) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

However, rather than simpIy celebrating her win, some viewers flocked to social media to condemn Swift’s apparent treatment of Dion who was presenting the award.

Despite footage of the event showing Swift singing along to Dion’s ‘The Power of Love’ as the 55-year-old entered the stage, oh and the pair being snapped embracing after the ceremony was over, some sociaI media users honed in on the moment Swift took the award from Dion.

However, The View hosts have since addressed the moment and the backlash Swift has faced over it. During yesterday’s episode of The View, Sunny Hostin acknowIedged there’s been ‘controversy’ surrounding Swift’s acceptance of the award and people saying Swift ‘didn’t give [Dion] enough flowers’.

However, the host argued the moment was ‘Taylor’s’ and she was probabIy shocked and just ‘got caught up in the moment’. Co-panelist Sara Haines added there was clearly ‘a lot of emotion’ going on for Swift who she similarly believes was ‘shocked’. Alongside being targeted for her interaction with Dion, Swift has also faced criticism recently from NFL fans over her attending games in support of her Kansas City Chiefs’ player boyfriend, Travis Kelce.

Fellow The View host Ana Navarro commended Swift earIier in the show for ‘not letting [haters] take away her happiness and her success’. All those people bullying Taylor Swift are turning me into a Taylor Swift fan, she said. Because she’s responding to it with such grace and such joy.

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