AKS Firearms: Adjusting, Down-Sizing, Surviving
At the age of 13, Tony Steiner received his first gun. He never guessed that this minor interest in guns would lead him to where he is today. Steiner opened AKS Firearms in 2010 as a way to expand his hobby of gun collecting. However, in the two years that the store has been in business it has become known as the go-to firearms store in Lafayette, NY. The latest gun-related tragedies have brought new laws to the state of New York that have not only hurt Steiner's business but also threaten the life of his store. In January 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo passed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, a new gun-control law that affected many gun dealers in the state, including AKS Firearms.