Local gun manufacturer outraged by a new law signed by Governor Cuomo this week

Local gun manufacturer outraged by a new law signed by Governor Cuomo this week

Photo: News10NBC. GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local gun manufacturer is outraged by a new law signed this week by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation says that gun manufacturers can be sued if their products are misused and cause harm. While the new law might not pose as much of a threat for larger manufacturers, with illegal gun activity on the rise in Rochester, it could create a serious problem from smaller local operations like Allstar Tactical in Greece, NY. Allstar is a gun retailer that also designs and manufactures weapons like AR-15s. "For a small manufacturer like us, you know, we carry insurance but, you know, certainly could bankrupt a small business easily," said Allstar Tactical Owner Mike Centola. Centola believes the new legislation misses the mark when it comes to holding the right people accountable for violent gun crimes. "I think it’s quite ridiculous, because the majority of firearms used in crimes are most likely stolen,” said Centola. “It seems like instead of holding the actual criminal liable for what they did, they’re now grasping at straws to hold the manufacturer more liable." He also thinks it could force out-of-state manufacturers to stop selling their products in New York. For local manufacturers, he thinks it could cause prices to rise. "If I have to go and spend more money to carry a higher liability insurance, it’s gonna trickle down and end up in our prices, and prices may go up," said Centola. In his announcement this week, […]

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