(AP Photo/Michael Melia)
(AP Photo/Michael Melia)

Connecticut is getting a new national park, but not everyone is happy about it.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers has more.

It's called Coltsville. The result of a decade-long push to make a national park out of Samuel Colt's 19th century gun factory.

Some, like state elected officials say the project is a way to boost one of Hartford's poorest neighborhoods and honor the revolver as a marvel of manufacturing. President Obama even signed it into law. Others don't like the idea.

Colt's Manufacturing Company and other gun makers say a strict gun control law, adopted in Connecticut following the 2012 Newtown elementary school shooting, has left them feeling unwelcome in the state.

Colt executives even closed the factory for one day last year, so workers could protest the gun legislation.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.