Well if Rick Perry had his way...
Colt, Remrington, S&W, Winchester, Savage, H&R, S&W, etc...would all be in Texas by now.
Most of them have UNIONS to worry about and that makes it difficult for them to move.
For, you see, 'free state' means more than just free to own guns. In Texas we have the right to work without Unions forcing us to pay dues, lots of other states don't.
"The government has confiscated all of our rights and is selling them back to us in the form of permits."