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I (Don’t Heart) New York

February 14, 2013

Well, that’s… final. (Thanks to NRO for the pointer.)

Based on the recent legislation in New York, we are prohibited from selling  rifles and receivers to residents of New York.

We have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies  associated with or located within New York.

As a result we have halted sales of rifles, short barreled rifles, short  barreled shotguns, machine guns, and silencers to New York governmental  agencies.

It doesn’t say how much of the NY business York Arms had, but it appears to be one of four suppliers to NY government agencies from my little bit of searching.  Of course, the company also says on its website that it’s totally swamped for orders.  I’ve seen what a commercial AR frame is getting these days, so I’m not surprised if cancelling NY government orders doesn’t make the company more money when it resells the lowers on the open market likely for more than a volume contract price.

But if it’s all about posturing, the firearms companies can do it as well.  Most of the firearms companies in the US are currently maxed out, and as I’ve said before, many gun stores are commenting on how the president and the Democrats are the best gun salespeople they’ve seen these past few years.  I suppose if there’s one less state to support, things can get a lot easier for the other forty-nine now.

I hope things get a little more sane soon.  But given the backlogs, and the rhetoric, I’m suspecting that we’re not out of the woods yet.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2013 10:51 pm

    Among other things… I have a feeling the CA is really burned that NY has stupider gun laws than it does.

  2. February 15, 2013 11:36 pm

    CA is likely to try to price out the middle class out of gun ownership with insurances and the like. And issue many more regulations…

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