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Governor Cuomo’s most recent bill regarding guns has local gun manufacturer frustrated

Governor Cuomo recently signed a bill that holds gun manufacturers accountable for their products being misused to cause harm, upsetting local gun manufacturers.

Allstar Tactical owner Mike Centola stated that while they carry insurance, something like that could bankrupt the small business.

Allstar Tactical in Greece is a gun retailer that also designs and manufactures weapons like AR-15s.


Centola believes the legislation is missing the mark with holding the responsible parties accountable in these situations.

He said that with most guns used in crimes being stolen, it is failing to hold the criminal accountable and focuses on the manufacturer instead. He also said that if out-of-state manufacturers stop doing business with New York State, it could cause prices to rise for local manufacturers.

The bill Cuomo signed allows the public to hold gun manufacturers liable for their product causing a public nuisance.

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Centola stated his frustration when discussing the public nuisance, saying anything could fall into that category, not just firearms.

Cuomo also signed a second bill that prohibits the sale of any firearms to individuals with an outstanding warrant for a felony or a serious offense, which reverses what he called a “Trump loophole” that allowed people with active warrants to purchase firearms.



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