Kahr Firearms Group of Pearl River, has announced that they will be leaving NY state for the friendlier confines of Pennsylvania. They intend to begin initially with 10 members of the corporate staff. Eventually, they plan to have 100 manufacturing employees. Kahr is owned by Kook-Jin Justin Moon, a son of Unification Church founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Frank Harris, Kahr’s vice president for sales and marketing, explained the move this way:
‘‘We’re looking for a more friendly environment for our business. ‘Maybe we could have stayed here and built a plant, but the way the bill was passed left us feeling there were a lot of uncertainties going forward.’’
‘‘Why take a chance when we can be in a state where they’re not looking to cause us any problems?’’
Kahr has purchased 620 acres in Pike County for their new plant. They already have plants in Worcester, Mass., and Pillager, Minn. Calls to the Cuomo administration were not answered immediately.
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Steven Ahle is the Editor of Red Statements and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.