Since the passage of the NY SAFE Act, which we’ve discussed here before, it’s not just Empire State gun owners who have been feeling the pressure. Gun manufacturers and distributors have been the focus of far too much state meddling, not to mention the bad PR associated with being labeled as the bad guys while they provide jobs to thousands of the state’s residents. Starting last year, some of these companies began voting with their feet, taking their operations (and jobs) and moving to more friendly climes. As my friend IrishSpy at Public Secrets notes, another company has joined their ranks.

Nearly 10 months since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) signed the SAFE Act, opposition to the law continues to increase, three gun companies have announced plans to leave the state, and a key provision in the law has been quietly delayed.

American Tactical Imports is the third gun company to announce it would be leaving the state and will be investing $2.7 million in its new facility and creating 117 new jobs in South Carolina.

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