Jack E. Kemp
Now a gun maker union is up in arms.
Besides the small manufacturers such as Olympic refusing to further sell arms to NY State law enforcement agencies or anyone else in the state, there is some more momentum against the so-called SAFE Act in New York.
It seems that:
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year pushed through a ban on assault-style weapons, worries surfaced about the fate of gun makers in New York, including Remington Arms Co., which makes assault-style rifles and other weapons at its Ilion factory.
Members of the plant's union have rallied against the new gun law, known as the SAFE Act, but there's been no hint the storied arms maker would leave the state.
News of Olympic's move comes as at least two legal actions against the SAFE Act are moving forward.
The state Rifle and Pistol Association filed a notice of claim, which reserves its right to sue, with the attorney general. And in Erie County, a private attorney, James Tresmond, contends the law violates constitutional guarantees of privacy and protections against the "taking" of property because it outlaws high-capacity magazine that many gun owners have.
The case has been adjourned until April 25.
To paraphrase the song Al Gore claimed his mother used to sing to him (when he was 27),
Look for the union label
When your flag is flying and you're hunting grouse...