Moving to Freer America

Moving to Freer America

On its website, Dark Storm Industries, LLC, refers to itself as a gun company located “Behind Enemy Lines.” Those lines are the borders of New York State. Dark Storm manufactures firearms and operates a shooting range and retail establishment on Long Island. New York’s political leaders have become increasingly anti-Second Amendment, and thus have made life much harder for businesses in the shooting sports. So difficult, in fact, that Dark Storm is “crossing” those enemy lines and moving its manufacturing to the much-more-gun-friendly Titusville, Fla., located along that state’s storied Space Coast. “The combination of economics and a friendlier political environment made the decision to build our new headquarters and manufacturing plant in Florida an easy one,” said Edward Newman, Dark Storm’s co-owner. “We are excited to join a growing number of gun manufacturers on the Space Coast and look forward to our new facility allowing us to both increase our production capacity as well as develop new and exciting products.” Dark Storm Industries, or DSI, was founded in 2012 to sell firearm parts and accessories online. Then came 2013 and the passage of the New York SAFE Act, which outlawed standard-capacity magazines. The SAFE Act also broadened the definition of an “assault weapon,” banned new ones from being sold in the state and required residents to register their “assault weapons” with the New York State Police. DSI reacted by making its DS-15 rifles, which are AR-style rifles designed to be legal under the SAFE Act. The company also […]

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