The Daily News reports gun money has stopped following to Albany because of SAFE:
“National pro-gun groups have largely holstered their checkbooks since the passage of Gov. Cuomo’s tough gun control law early last year. The National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Federation, and gun manufacturers have donated just $33,893 to candidates in New York since the beginning of 2013, far less than in previous two-year election cycles, a Daily News review determined. By comparison, the groups gave candidates a more robust $110,000 from 2011 through the end of 2012. That was before state lawmakers passed Cuomo’s controversial SAFE Act in January 2013, just a month after the Newtown, Conn. elementary school massacre …”
Someone, however, didn’t get them memo:
“… Surprisingly, the biggest donation, $7,500 from Buffalo-based bullet maker Pierce Munitions, went to Cuomo in June of last year — six months after the gun law passed. A company rep did not return a call for comment …”
My guess is that they did it in hopes of getting tax credits or something to expand their business. That’s how our Tammany system works in the state. Whatever the reason this was an exceptionally stupid move on their part. As word gets out, and it will considering the size of the Daily News distribution, they are in for a world of grief. Plus, they make ammo for Ted Nugent who is a magnet for bad press.