In response to the passage of New York’s sweeping new gun law, a Washington state-based firearms manufacturer has decided to stop selling their products in the Empire State.
Olympic Arms, a manufacturer of semiautomatic rifles and AR-15-style firearms, announced Tuesday it will no longer be doing business in New York as a result of the state’s new ban on assault-style weapons, according to the Times Union.
New York Gov. Cuomo last month signed into law tough legislation aimed at strengthening state laws on assault weapons, gun-magazine capacity and reporting potential harmful behavior. Though the law allows law enforcement agencies to purchase assault-style weapons, Olympic says it will no longer serve the state’s first responders.
Inside the Capitol, about 75 members of One Million Moms for Gun Control and other groups thanked Cuomo and lawmakers for leadership in setting gun limits they expect to help reduce violence.
They filled a staircase and cheered speakers, including Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, who said the law’s provisions to prevent private gun sales without a background check, ban assault weapons, require pistol license renewals and restrict gun access by the mentally ill won’t be repealed or watered down.
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