Kahr considering moving next door

The Pocono Record reports that Kahr Arms is considering relocating their corporate headquarters from Rockland across the state line to Pike County:

“A gun manufacturer is considering buying the entire 620-acre Pike County business park for $2 million to escape an unfriendly gun climate in New York.  Kahr Firearms Group would move its corporate headquarters from in Pearl River, N.Y., to Pike County, bringing a some 100 jobs, company spokesman Frank Harris said … “We were ready to sign a deal in rural Orange County, N.Y.  But when the governor passed stricter gun control, it made it tough to continue on that path, so we jumped over the river,” Harris said …”

Pearl River is represented in Albany by Democrats Ellen Jaffee and David Carlucci, both of whom voted for the SAFE Act.


3 Responses to “Kahr considering moving next door”

  1. New Yorker Says:

    Moving a business entails not only relocating hardware but people. Many have families. Kids in school etc. Not an easy task from any perspective.

    However long term they really didn’t have a viable option. Unsafe was more a haystack than a last straw.

  2. Gun makers in ban states: we’re outa here | WeaponsMan Says:

    […] in Rockland County, New York, and the city’s representatives in the New York House and Senate voted for Cuomo’s so-called SAFE Act, which criminalized the hometown employer of 100. Well played, Jaffee (D-Manhattan Envy) and […]

  3. News Links for Thursday 7/11/13 | Shall Not Be Questioned Says:

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