This is so frustrating. Every time some politician in New York talks about implementing some law to help solve crimes, all they are doing is making gun ownership more expensive.
The ballistics fingerprinting program in New York was (http://troopers.ny.gov/FAQs/Firearms/CoBIS), thankfully, cancelled, but not because it hasn’t caught any criminals but because the state in in debt and cannot afford the program.
So now they want to shift the burden of cost to the manufactures, so that guns will cost more and to do what? Catch criminals who use legally purchased so that the crime is traced back to the original owner? Oh yeah… that totally makes sense.
In case you haven’t seen it in other sites, Oh. and Penna. have been jockeying to be first in line to found New Ilion. Now somedood in So.Car. wants in, too.
Friendly competition. That’s what this country needs.
Maybe two or three states could get together and just go in and take those gunmakers, their employees, families, and revenues. N.Y. doesn’t deserve them. As the bestseller says, we’d all be better off without ‘em.
I wonder how long these insane regulations of places like Kalifornia, Neu Jersey, and New Yourk would last if ALL the gun manufacturers said we are not going to sell you any guns. Period. Mayor Bloomturd’s bodyguards? Nope, no guns. California/NJ?NY Highway Patrol? No. NYPD? We ain’t sellin’. Make your own if you want guns. Moving all of the gun makers out of the occupied territories and into (relatively) free states would be a very good first step and I do truly wonder why it hasn’t already happened.
Oklahoma, guys; we’d LOVE to have a new Remington plant here.
In the article, did you notice “Their main product isn’t even semiautomatic guns; the main thrust of what they do are long guns and military contracts,” from one politician? Does this idiot not understand that lots of long guns ARE semi-automatic? And let’s pass over, for now, all those pretty 1911A1 pistols Remington is making now…