Kahr Firearms Relocating to Pennsylvania


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Go where the business is – isn’t that what everyone advises? Kahr Firearms Group has recently purchased 620 acres from Pike County Industrial Park Development Group/Business Development Corporation from Pike County Pennsylvania in order to relocate corporate offices from the previous location of Rockland County in Pearl River, New York. The changes are the result of recent laws regarding gun control, which include a tax on bullets as well as an increasing ban on assault weapons. The Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NYSAFE) was passed earlier this year behind closed doors where Governor Andrew Cuomo had this to say as reported on the NYSAFE website, "This new law preserves and protects your right to buy, sell, keep or use your guns."

These laws were originally instigated as a result of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting which saw the tragic loss of twenty-six human lives with twenty of those lives belonging to children younger than eight-years-old.

Frank Harris, the VP of Sales and Marketing had this to say about the move, "We are grateful for the warm welcome and the business opportunity extended by the Pike County Industrial Park Development Group/Business Development Corporation to expand our company and relocate its headquarters office. The Pennsylvania group has demonstrated tremendous support of our operations and Kahr looks to move forward with the project without delay."

Manufacturing plants presently located in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Pillager, Minnesota, will maintain present operations, which include the following firearms: barrel, slide, slide stop pin, and magazine in addition to pistols and holsters.

While the exact reason behind the motivation for the move has not been articulated, Frank Harris had this to say about the prospects of the move, "It's good for our business and also for other businesses in the area as we build a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with the community. We anticipate generating significant numbers of revenue and jobs for the local Northeastern Pennsylvania economy with the construction of facilities, expansion of manufacturing, and need for local vendors.”

Regardless of whether the legal environment in Pennsylvania will prove more advantageous in the long run for Kahr, the present community appears interested in the move.