Some fear Senate bill would drive gun makers out of New York

The NYS Senate is expected to pass a bill that some fear will drive gun makers, like Remington Arms, in Ilion, out of New York State. UPDATE — The State Senate passed bill S1048 by a vote of 43-20. The Assembly has its own companion bill that is in committee right now. There is no word at this point if the Assembly will vote on it before the end of this session which is June 10th. ILION, N.Y. — The NYS Senate is expected to pass a bill that some fear will drive gun makers, like Remington Arms, in Ilion, out of New York State. Bill S1048 opens gun makers, distributors, and others involved in the process, to potential liability if the firearm is harmfully misused. The bill, in part, reads: "the legislature further finds that given the ease at which legal firearms flow into the illegal market, and given the specific harm illegal firearm violence causes certain New Yorkers, those responsible for the illegal or unreasonable sale, manufacture, distribution, importing or marketing of firearms may be held liable for the public nuisance caused by such activities." "Simply take out gun manufacturing and put in any other manufacturing entity you want and this is a slippery slope I think we’re on. So that’s number one. It does come down to the personal responsibility of the individual to use this product correctly," says Sen. Peter Oberacker, R-51, who represents the district in which Remington Arms sits. "If something I’m producing […]

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