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Kahr Arms Leaving New York

June 28, 2013  | 

Logo courtesy of Kahr Arms.
Logo courtesy of Kahr Arms.
Kahr Arms, a New York-based manufacturer of compact handguns and parent company of Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research, announced it plans to leave the state following the passage of restrictive gun control measures earlier this year.

Kahr is preparing to relocate to Pike County, Pa., where it would build a new manufacturing facility on a 620-acre business park. The new location would also give Kahr the ability to expand and keep up with the current peaking demand, reports

"This land has a lot of woods. We have to clear the land and put in foundations. An operations manager will handle that and hire construction people," Kahr spokesman Frank Harris told the Pocono Record.

"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.

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Comments (11)

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Chuck @ 7/1/2013 5:28 PM

Mayor big gulp, your an a_hole, this will come back to bite you in the butt twofold

Tom Ret @ 7/1/2013 5:29 PM

I hope other businesses follow.

Jim A @ 7/1/2013 7:12 PM

Please let all those anti-gunners be defenseless against those that attack them. That is what they want. That is exactly what they deserve.

What ever happened to common sense? I will tell you. LIBERALISM is what happened to common sense. They can't see their way to reasonable "people control" efforts, so have to attack inanimate, 2nd Amendment-protected objects. Liberals want their First Amendment rights, but disallow others their Second Amendment rights.

Think about this. If conservatives don't want guns, they don't buy them. If a liberal does not want guns, he expects others not to have guns, either! When is this going to stop?

Kevin @ 7/1/2013 8:37 PM

I like Kahr products (I have a PM40) but I like businesses that stand up for our basic Constitutional and human rights even more. Good for you Kahr; I hope you prosper tenfold in PA.

Retired NY Boss @ 7/1/2013 8:38 PM

Good move Andrew. We don't have enough unemployed in NY already. Hopefully the employees will be able to relocate with Kahr. On the bright side, those that can relocate will enjoy a lower cost of living than the rest of us in the Peoples Republic of NY.

Boston @ 7/2/2013 3:54 AM

Thank the politicians for all this mess in this country. We the People have no say anymore. Don't you think it time to change this insanity. So after Obama we have another Clinton. No wonder "Househunters International" is such a popular program these days.

Jelly @ 7/2/2013 6:29 AM

Good for you Kahr Arms. It’s about time businesses that are being controlled by liberal governments take a stand. I think this country is about to take a turn and businesses will start pulling out of states like NY who, not only pass silly laws, but tax businesses to death. NY like other states and Cities who promote these practices are going to be left with nothing but takers not producers. I don’t own any of the Kahr weapons, but certainly will take a look at one on my next purchase.

Richard Ross @ 7/2/2013 12:33 PM

Any business has a right to look after its economic future, however this is lame, people even with stricter gun regulations and (NYC) is the strictest, purchase keep letting the NRA pull your chain..and this excuse is hard to swallow
as a gun owner and LEO I f

Sam Washington @ 7/2/2013 2:06 PM

These arrogant politicians seem to have forgotten an important fact: the more they abuse companies and individuals, the more likely those victims are to "vote with their feet" by moving to less hostile locations. TX is booming because it is acting honestly and fairly, and companies are tired of being abused by the likes of Bloomberg and other dirtbags.

bpd3733 @ 7/3/2013 12:59 PM

All gun manufacturers are welcome to move to Nebraska.

Jack Betz @ 8/13/2013 1:32 PM

Just what New York needed, more jobs leaving the state, the the jerks you put in office.

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