Jack E. Kemp
Watchdog Wire reports that the new Cuomo (anti) gun law has caused a gun manufacturer to flee a town a few miles northwest of New York City for Pennsylvania and take a number of jobs with them. One wonders how long before Remington accepts that offer they got from South Carolina and leaves the Empire State for the South.
I guess this is part of the Northeast governors' "dinner theater policy" where they chase gun manufacturers and small industry out of their states to make up the job difference with dinner theater receipts. The thing is, not that many people want to see a performance of West Side Story or Man of La Mancha - especially if they don't have a job.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (Democrat) move to design closed-door, stringent gun laws in his state is backfiring. Because of his decision to push and to enforce the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, it has caused one manufacturer to open a door to The Empire State’s Southern neighbor. Kahr Firearms Group of Pearl River is establishing its business in Pennsylvania.
According to the The Pike County Courier:
“Kahr Firearms Group of Pearl River is the first gunmaker to announce it’s leaving because of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, which was put into law after closed-door negotiations in January. It was the first law in the nation prompted by the killing of 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., in December.”
Frank Harris, Kahr’s vice president for sales and marketing, told the news source ”Pennsylvania’s enthusiasm also fueled the decision to leave New York.”
The courier reports:
“…Kahr has purchased 620 acres in Pike County, Pa., and will move its 10-person corporate staff next year after building offices.
Kahr also expects to build a new factory there — with 80 to 100 jobs — within five years. It currently has plants in Worcester, Mass., and Pillager, Minn., Harris said.”