NY Firearms Maker Kahr Breaks Ground in Pennsylvania for New Factory

Among several manufacturers leaving New York state over 2013 gun law
Kahr Firearms Group President Justin Moon (left) and Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley (second from left), break ground on a new factory.

One of several firearms companies upset with restrictions imposed under New York state’s latest anti-gun law broke ground last week on a new factory in central Pennsylvania as part of an exodus of gun manufacturers from the state.

Twenty-Two States Support Lawsuit Against Cuomo’s SAFE Act

AGs file amicus brief opposing gun control legislation
Semiautomatic rifle

The attorneys general of 22 states have filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn New York’s SAFE Act, claiming the law is unconstitutional.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed the brief in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the lawsuit NYSRPA v. Cuomo, which was filed by individual gun owners and organizations challenging New York’s gun ban.

Cornyn Presses Holder on Gun Comments

Gov’t could require gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate firearms
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) / AP

Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) is demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department’s pursuit of “smart gun” technology, warning that the government could require all gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate their firearms.

Protesters Shred SAFE Act Registration Cards

Gun owners protest controversial NY law on day weapons were to be registered
Protestors shred gun registration documents outside the Mahoney State building in Buffalo, NY / AP

Gun owners in upstate New York gathered yesterday to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D.) controversial anti-gun law and shredded SAFE Act registration cards the day they were required to register their weapons.

Holder: We Want to Explore Gun Tracking Bracelets

DOJ requesting $2 million for ‘Gun Safety Technology’ grants
Attorney General Eric Holder / AP

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.