Newspapers in Tennessee are reporting that New York-based Remington Arms is scouting locations for a new location for their largest manufacturing plant. Cuomo’s unconstitutional SAFE Act is driving them, their millions in revenue, and their 1,200+ jobs out of the state.
Via the Tennesean:
One of the nation’s largest gun manufacturers, Remington Arms, has looked at sites around Nashville for a potential corporate relocation or expansion that would likely include hundreds of manufacturing jobs.
The Madison, N.C.-based company, which is part of the nation’s largest firearms company and has its largest plant in Ilion, N.Y., has scouted sites near Nashville’s airport, Lebanon and in Clarksville, Tenn.
Remington is among a growing number of gun manufacturers nationwide that have been courted by states pitching themselves as more gun-friendly. The wooing came after a handful of states, including New York, passed tougher gun control laws in the aftermath of last December’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators.
Remington’s roughly 1,200-employee plant in Ilion makes rifles such as the Bushmaster semiautomatic weapon, which is now banned under New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, the first law passed by any state post-Newtown.
In April of last year, Chuck Schumer, a big proponent of New York’s gun laws, was singing the praises of Remington Arms and their economic and employment impact in the state.
“Today is a great one for Remington Arms in Ilion, its workers and the Mohawk Valley economy as a whole. The Ilion plant has secured an expanded role in producing high-quality equipment for our brave men and women overseas, and this contract will provide a huge boost to Central New York’s economy.”
Schumer was referring to an $84 million contract between Remington and the Army.
If Remington decides to leave Ilion, Schumer’s statement will surely have to be amended. Fortunately, we’re here to help…
‘Today is a terrible one for Remington Arms in Ilion, its workers and the Mohawk Valley economy as a whole. New York has lost an expanded role in producing high-quality equipment for our brave men and women overseas, and this departure will be a huge blow to Central New York’s economy.’