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article imagePopular firearms manufacturer relocating because of gun control

By Alex Allen     Jun 4, 2014 in Politics
A popular handgun manufacturer is moving forward with its decision to relocate following the passage of strict gun control legislation in New York.
Gun control measures like the New York Safe Act have been unpopular with a large number of people but no one has been affected quite as much as the firearms manufacturers themselves. In fact, Kahr Arms, a popular handgun manufacturing company, announced last summer that they were considering relocating from New York to a more gun friendly state.
The company has now decided to follow through with its plans. Just last week, they broke ground on their new facility in central Pennsylvania, which they hope to complete within the next five years.
According to a report from Guns and Ammo, there will be several phases of the relocation over the next five years. Upon completion of the new facility, the corporate offices will be the first to leave New York. They will be followed by the actual manufacturing arm of the company at a later date.
Pennsylvania is undoubtedly a much more welcoming state to the firearms industry than New York. The new SAFE Act, passed last year, not only bans high capacity magazines but also requires a background check for ammunition purchases and creates a registry of "assault weapons."
It is estimated that Kahr's new facility in Pennsylvania will bring somewhere between 100 and 200 new jobs to the area.
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