New York Loses Firearms Company To South Carolina Because Of Gun Control Laws

New York Loses Firearms Company To South Carolina Because Of Gun Control Laws

Just deserts.

American Tactical Imports

American Tactical Imports is leaving Rochester for South Carolina, blaming the move in part on the state’s gun-control law passed in January.

“As one of the gun industry’s top importers and manufacturers of firearms and firearm-related accessories, ATI’s decision to relocate is two-fold,” the company said in a news release. “ATI believes it is imperative that a firearms importer and manufacturer do business within a state that is friendly to the Second Amendment rights of the people.

“It is also important that ATI be close to the port-of-entry into the country for several of their imported products. The relocation to South Carolina ensures that both of these factors are met.”

It was unclear how many jobs will be lost in Rochester because of the move, but the company said the relocation will have a $2.7 million impact on the Summerville, S.C., community and create an estimated 117 new jobs in the area. Summerville is near Charleston, thus providing port access. The move is slated for next month. The company is receiving tax incentives to leave, as well.

“The people of South Carolina have welcomed ATI with open arms and we are excited about making our new corporate home there,” said Tony DiChario, the company’s president, in a statement.

If you say no one other than criminals benefits from gun control laws, South Carolina would beg to disagree. Because of New York’s gun control laws, it’s going to be adding lots of new jobs and tax revenue.

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