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Following the introduction of the SAFE Act in New York state, the Innovation Trail reporting team in conjunction with WNYC/New York Public Radio, has prepared a series of programs backgrounding the economic context for gun manufacture and retail in New York. A series of radio and web features will roll out starting Monday 4th February. Amongst the issues addressed:Matt Richmond examines the role of tax credits and other financial incentives used to to support arms manufacturing in the state.Kate O'Connell looks at research and development in the industry and finds that tradition carries more weight than innovation for both makers and customers.Ryan Delaney follows up on the future for the Remington Arms factory that anchors the Mohawk Valley town of Ilion. Do the new laws in the state really endanger jobs there?http://youtu.be/TgMM52tgwCwSarah Harris spends time with some north country gun store owners who are trying to navigate the new regulatory framework for background checks and licensing, and they're wondering whether it's worth staying in business.Joanna Richards talks with military and ex-military personnel to get their views on gun safety and ownership of miltary-style firepower by civilians, and spends time at a local gun club.Robert Lewis discovers that it's a good time to be recruiting for the NRA as he visits a long-running annual gun fair in the state's capital that attracted record crowds.http://youtu.be/UdprooUVFYk

Tell us if the new NY gun laws will affect your business or livelihood

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In collaboration with WNYC/New York Public Radio, the Innovation Trail has researched and produced a series of programs on the economics of gun manufacturing and retail in New York state.

This series can be reviewed here and is intended to provide additional context for the discussions generated by the passing of the NY SAFE Act, which has implications for manufacturers, business owners and gun enthusiasts.

Now we'd like to hear more from you about whether the laws are going to directly affect you, the people you know or the business you do.

You may work in the arms manufacturing industry yourself or have a family member who does.

You may own a business that now has new demands placed on it by the additional regulations.

We'd like to hear your viewpoint and you can do it by taking a few moments to share your thoughts on our survey page. Your response will inform our ongoing reporting of this issue.

The survey page can be found here.

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