Firearm manufacturing companies are saying “goodbye” to slave states that deny their residents the ability to own certain types of firearms popular and effective for self-defense. These laws also often prohibit manufacturing in addition to sales of said guns.
So companies are taking their manufacturing and tax monies and moving to friendlier states.
PEARL RIVER, NY (Journal-News) — A Pearl River pistol maker decamping Rockland praised neighboring Pennsylvania for its gun-friendly policies Wednesday.
Kahr Firearms Group is moving its headquarters to rural Blooming Grove, Pa., while opening a new manufacturing facility on 620 acres that eventually will employ about 80.
Frank Harris, Kahr’s vice president of sales and marketing, said the company had considered expanding near Port Jervis in Orange County, but pulled out at the last minute because of New York’s SAFE Act. The tough new gun law was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo less than a month after the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that claimed 26 lives.
…Cuomo on Tuesday expressed doubts on whether Kahr left the state because of the SAFE Act.