I wonder…

…where they’d get this idea?

State Senator James L. Seward, a Republican whose district includes Ilion, said that passing new gun laws in Albany “would send a bad signal to this gun manufacturer (Remington — ed.) that they’re in a state that’s hostile to gun ownership and gun manufacturing”…

Really? The hell you say. It’s worth asking why the gun manufacturers didn’t leave a good long time ago. New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and Massachusetts all have some of the most restrictive laws in the country and yet the gun manufacturers remain. Can’t say as I understand that even the least little bit.

And don’t you love how the gun controllers come back by saying that microstamping would only be required on pistols sold in New York State? Even if they made just one gun that had that technology they’d still be spending that outrageous amount of money. I realize the costs of moving would probably be fairly high, but I bet you they’d be significantly less than the costs imposed by stricter gun laws. I remember a few years back, the Illinois gun manufacturers  — Springfield Armory and Armalite, among others — all threatened to leave the state if a ban on semiautomatic rifles was passed. It’d be great if they finally did that.

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3 Responses to “I wonder…”

  1. GomeznSA Says:

    Ya forgot to include the demokratik peoples repulik of maryland in your list (specifically Accokeek) 😉

    Just the mere fact that those ‘states’ have such restrictive laws SHOULD be enough for owners of conscience to relocate to gun friendly locales. Yes it would be expensive (but probably NOT prohibitively so in the long run). But it would send a very definite message to the ‘politicians’ that those businesses value American values and freedoms more than they do business as usual. Plus I suspect that if one or more of them did move, they would get sufficient incentives from the new locales to offset the majority of the moving costs. The good will that they would receive from the firearms community would be immeasurable……………

    • southtexaspistolero Says:

      Oh yeah, I did forget about Beretta! And God knows I don’t like the Glock, but at least Glock’s U.S. division is based in the gun-friendly state of Georgia.

  2. mick Says:

    Only somewhat related, but…

    3D-printed guns are on the way. Home-made & untraceable, they could cancel out the microstamping effort completely.

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