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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaks during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, to announce that firearms maker Beretta USA Corp. is building a new manufacturing a research facility in the state. The $45 million plant is expected to be completed this year and create 300 jobs. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaks during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, to announce that firearms maker Beretta USA Corp. is building a new manufacturing a research facility in the state. The $45 million plant is expected to be completed this year and create 300 jobs. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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