Gun manufacturers are moving out of New York.If Remington moves out that will be huge. Remington is located in Ilion, NY, about 70 miles due east of me. When my youngest daughter was competing in track she ran hurdles about two blocks from the Remington factory. This little blurb is from Remington's corporate site.
Nearly 10 months since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) signed the SAFE Act, opposition to the law continues to increase, multiple gun companies have announced plans to leave the state, and a key provision in the law has been quietly delayed.
American Tactical Imports (ATI) announced it would be leaving the state and will be investing $2.7 million in its new facility and creating 117 new jobs in South Carolina.
ATI’s announcement follows the decision of Kahr Arms to relocate to neighboring Pennsylvania, citing “uncertainty” about gun laws following the passage of the SAFE Act.
“One of our big concerns was, OK, the SAFE Act was passed in the middle of the night. You wake up the next morning and boom, that was it,” Kahr Vice President of Sales and Marketing Frank Harris told the Times Union in July. “It’s not just the SAFE Act, but the uncertainty.”
Meanwhile, Remington Arms is reportedly scouting locations in Tennessee for a new plant, following passage of the SAFE Act.
In 1816, Eliphalet Remington needed a rifle. Out of necessity and a few iron scraps, he forged his own and an icon was born. Since then, Remington has come to define a nation - along the way, seeing many milestones. The Model 870,™ the Model 700™ and Core-Lokt® ammunition, to name a few.In 1978 I bought my favorite shotgun, a Remington 1100. I love that gun, I still have it and still hunt with it. I had a Wingmaster 870 before that and I wish I never sold it.
The history of Remington is of course closely tied to our military personnel and lawmen. Since the middle of the 19th century, whenever American forces stepped onto the field of battle, our weapons were there with them - a truth that continues to this day.
We are a company of innovation. Led by a team of the most powerful minds in the industry and operating under the most advanced R&D network in the world. New for 2013, we introduced the Model 783,™ a bolt-action that puts tack-driving accuracy within the reach of most consumers, and HyperSonic™ Centerfire ammunition, a pinnacle achievement in bonded bullet technology.
Years ago there was a Remington factory in downtown Syracuse. They made mod. 1911 pistols for the military during WWII. Years later their factory was converted into our first community college. If one of the oldest manufacturers in NY State history, Remington Arms, and their jobs move out of NY, you know who to blame; Andrew Cuomo and the dems.