Riddle me this: why didn't President Obama issue 23 Executive Orders about guns in August of last year, surrounded by the widows and orphans of the Aurora, CO theater shooting? Simple: he was running for election in a competitive race.
And riddle me this: why won't Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduce an "Assault Weapons" ban? And if he did, why would it be voted down by Senators Mark Begich (D - AK), Mark Pryor (D - AR), Mark Udall (D - CO), Tom Harkin (D - IA), Mary Landrieu (D - LA), Max Baucus (D - MT), Jeanne Shaheen (D - NH), Tom Udall (D - NM), Kay Hagan (D - NC), Tim Johnson (D - SD), Mark Warner (D - VA), and Jay Rockefeller (D - WV)? Simple: they want to win re-election.
And riddle me this: why did the New York Legislature just ram through a gun control bill that nobody read, and is widely seen as doing nothing to stop shootings? Simple: they don't see a cost to doing so.
You see, New York is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party. And so there's no perceived downside to them (or Massachusetts, or Connecticut) putting the most stupid restrictions on lawful firearms owners. And doing things like getting the State Employees pension fund to divest firearms stocks.
Well, OK then. Maybe we can do something about that.
The following firearms manufacturers are based in New York, providing thousands of jobs to New York citizens.
Probably others - clearly my work ethic in researching this topic after a 14 hour day leaves something to be desired. Feel free to leave more names in the comments.
These companies are behind enemy lines, at the mercy of a Legislature that feels no compunction about screwing over lawful gun owners. And so we should encourage them to relocate from New York to the United States of America. I don't think that a boycott qua boycott is necessarily (yet), but a polite letter to their VP of Marketing expressing bewilderment that they would stay in that environment, paying taxes to an enemy government (as opposed to the governments of Alabama or Oklahoma) might have an impact. Especially if you mention that you'd like to buy from them but only buy American.
The Political is Personal, and gun politics is local. And we need to punish the New York Legislature any way we can.