New York is on a roll now.
The mind of a politician has always confounded me. They like to wield their bureaucratic power and then act absolutely and completely puzzled when people and businesses don't just fall in line or do something "unfair" like "resist sensible gun legislation."
You see, politicians don't have to make a profit. Governments rarely have to actually follow the budget they set forth. It's a foreign concept to them that A. a company has a duty to their shareholders to make a profit and B. a duty to their customers to provide the product and back the ideals the consumers expect. We all know that we as consumers expect firearms and ammunition manufacturers to not back gun legislation. It's not especially good for their bottom line. You can ask Smith and Wesson how that turned out for them some years back. The politicians are already trying to cast the blame on the businesses for moving and cutting all of those jobs. Amazing how the company would much rather not spend the money to move the business, retrain a bunch of people and reinvest in a bunch of new equipment. We all know that they have weighed the cost of all of that versus implementing the microstamping. Obviously, the cost of the microstamping in addition to the reputational considerations are worse than moving a whole production site out of state. But a politician just isn't ever going to get that.