Gun Control

New York Gun Makers Look To Leave State

Harsh laws, and sweet deals from elsewhere

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 ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo's tough new gun law has put a target on the state's gun makers.

Cities, counties and states from across the country have been making lucrative pitches to New York's firearms companies, urging them to relocate. Their argument: They have a gun-friendly atmosphere, and New York does not.

"They receive solicitations . . . on almost a daily basis," said Lawrence Kean, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade group.

"CEOs have told me they could basically move their factories for free."