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Kahr Arms Bolts Out Of New York In Response To NY SAFE Act
Freedom Outpost ^ | July 3, 2013 | Tim Brown

Posted on 07/03/2013 11:52:15 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

New York is about to see millions of dollars in economic activity leave their state due to the tyrannical gun laws, known as the NY SAFE Act, that were signed into law earlier this year. Kahr Arms has decided to pick up and leave Rockland County, New York and head across the border to Pennsylvania.

Kahr Arms specifically cites the unconstitutional SAFE Act as the reasons they are leaving.

The Times Union reports:

Business has been good for Rockland County-based Kahr Arms, so much so that it plans to expand with a new factory on more than 600 acres.

The trouble, at least for New York State: The gun manufacturer, currently based in Rockland County, is expanding across the border in Pennsylvania, and in the process will be moving its headquarters out of the Empire State. The reason, according to a corporate official, can be found in the swift passage last January of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE gun control law.

It wasn’t so much that the measure bans certain kinds of guns and magazines, the company said. Instead, it was the suddenness with which the law was passed — less than 24 hours after being released to the public — leaving Kahr’s executives to wonder what kind of unforeseen regulations or restrictions might lie ahead.

“One of our big concerns was, OK, the SAFE Act was passed in the middle of the night. You wake up the next morning and boom, that was it,” said Frank Harris, Kahr’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We just felt like, gee, if they can do this, what can they do next?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; kahrarms; ny; safeact; secondamendment
Citizens, sheriffs and veterans have blasted the sweeping gun measure for good reason. It has also sparked the Armed Citizen Project to pursue going into New York in order to arm and train citizens with free shotguns. It looks like it might just take a small revolution in New York to put tyrants in their place.

Congratulations Pennsylvania!

1 posted on 07/03/2013 11:52:15 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
“We just felt like, gee, if they can do this, what can they do next?"

Pretty much anything they want.

2 posted on 07/03/2013 11:57:11 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Good for them. A exsidous of firearms companies from CT is in the planning stages.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT by matt04
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To: EXCH54FE

Good. NY, CT, MA are good for nothing.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 12:00:38 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: I want the USA back

They are making their beds. Responsible citizens will still arm themselves.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 12:03:05 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: EXCH54FE

Moving production facilities is not something to be undertaken lightly and I applaud companies like Kahr, Magpul, PTR, etc. that stand up for the constitutional rights of their customers. It’s up to us to encourage companies still building in totalitarian states to move to free ones.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 12:03:12 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: EXCH54FE

“It wasn’t so much that the measure bans certain kinds of guns and magazines, the company said.”

What a stupid thing to say. Nice way to alienate your customers.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 12:10:58 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: EXCH54FE

My wife was very proud of Kahr when she heard about this. Her concealed carry pistol is a Kahr, and she considers it “her” company.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 12:11:39 PM PDT by NewMexLurker
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To: thorvaldr

From what I understand they are only closing their HQ not their manufacture plants.

“The Kahr Group of manufacturing plants, operating at full capacity, will continue production in their current locations in Worcester, MA and Pillager, MN.”


9 posted on 07/03/2013 12:23:59 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
KeyLarge sayeth: From what I understand they are only closing their HQ not their manufacture plants.

From the linked OP article: Business has been good for Rockland County-based Kahr Arms, so much so that it plans to expand with a new factory on more than 600 acres.

10 posted on 07/03/2013 12:54:52 PM PDT by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: EXCH54FE

Soon there will be only one thing
New York City will be good foor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQsvYV6Ro5I


11 posted on 07/03/2013 1:15:12 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: EXCH54FE
As the proud owner/carrier of the Kahr CW45...

THANK YOU!!
(I'm sending them an email right now) ((Naw. The heck with it. I'm calling them!))
12 posted on 07/03/2013 1:20:09 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: EXCH54FE

Come on down to Tennessee, The home of Barrett Manufacturing. We’d love to have Colt, Ithaca, Kahr and any other arms manufacturer trapped in the left wing mecca of the northeastern USA.

We need these guys down here for the SHTF days to come.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 1:34:55 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: RandallFlagg

now you’ve done it. YOU POSTED A PIC OF A .45. Darn , here I sit mindin’ my own business , pluggin’ away on FR and now I have to go to multiple gunsights, AND EAT UP ALL MY REMAINING “FREE TIME” LOOKING AT ALL THE FIREARMS I WISH I COULD AFFORD.

thanks alot jerk. (sarc off)


14 posted on 07/03/2013 1:39:29 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: ping jockey

Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.
;-)


15 posted on 07/03/2013 1:40:23 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: All

Call Kahr and let them know how you feel about their decision.
508-795-3919

Or, email them:
sales@kahr.com


16 posted on 07/03/2013 1:42:23 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: EXCH54FE

Yes! Great guns.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT by moovova
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