Skip to comments.Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act
Posted on 02/15/2014 10:15:48 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Ilion, N.Y. A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.'s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he's blaming New York's Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons.
"It can't be good," said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. "How can it be good?"
Madore said plant officials told him they wanted to meet with him on Monday. They did not say what they wanted to talk about, but Madore said he assumes it will be about the company's reported plans to open a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Ala.
AL.com reported Saturday that the Huntsville facility could employ up to 2,000 people. It said details could be revealed on Monday about plans for a Remington facility in a former Chrysler plant near Huntsville International Airport....
"The SAFE Act has been a terrible thing from the beginning," he said. "You'd think New York would be doing everything to keep us. Instead, it passes a law that cripples us."
Remington and other firearms makers can still manufacture assault weapons in New York, but they can't sell them inside the state. New York lawmakers, at the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, imposed the restrictions after a man armed with an assault rifle massacred twenty children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012.
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Oh the state is trying to attract new companies. While channel surfing the other day I came across on a Buffalo tv station an ad touting New York as a place to come to to open new businesses. It was offering a tax free enterprise zone or a tax free period of a number of years or something. They know they are hemorrhaging and want the bleeding to stop. It actually shocked me for a moment. Never seen anything like it in years gone by.
No, he used the AR.
My memory says they found it in the trunk afterwards.
Either way, it isn’t an assault rifle.
No they didn’t.
Agreed on the “ASSAULT RIFLE!” Aspect.
I’m 1 degree of separation from an EMS 1st responder who spent a lot of time on scene. There was a lot of .223/5.56 brass.
I hope Remington doesn’t bring a whole lot of NYers with them it might poison the water.
I think there is a Remington in Louisiana already...Shreveport no?
So they’ve gone south before
Put up a “Checkpoint Charlie” sign :)
Cuckoo Cuomo, Fran, and Ilion.
F the new New York - Yeah, they really are trying hard to get new business to move in!
It'd be a net positive for the site as a whole if such were to occur as a matter of course.
imho, of course
Sorry about that. Was it an AP photo?
I just reviewed the list you sent. Copy all. Thanks.
Well I certainly hope so. I guess I need another shotgun.
Economics Laws 101 for Neu Yuk Dummies.
1. Money and talent are fluid.
2. Money and talent flow away from taxation and regulation.
Neu Yuk is loaded with taxes and regulations.
Remington management wisely noted the recent Goonion defeat at the Volkswagon factory and decided to flow away from Neu Yuk’s onerous taxes, regulations and unconstitutiunal laws.
Socialism is only acceptable to the welfare state clients.
Happily, Neu Yuk will soon have an all welfare client population, their income stream will cease, and they can starve in to dark.
They voted for it for generations - let ‘em be the last generation of treasonous Neu Yukkers.
PS Socialism IS treason.
Why is the totally corrupt terrorist organization known as the United Mine Workers the union of gun makers?
Richard Trumka, the terrorist, led the UMW in there terror in Southweat Virginia in 1988/89
“Finally, this ought to be a reality series on the History Channel....as these New Yorker guys arrive and assimilate in Huntsville. It will be a definite culture shock. Would be worth watching weekly on TV.”
I hate to break it to you but a huge number of NY’ers are moving to the Carolinas, GA, FLA and have been for a decade or more. A lot of the people I went to school with here on LI are down there now. I’d bet that they’ll vote like NY’ers as well...
“Cuomo needs a Biblical lesson on fornication also. He is living with a woman who is not his wife in the governors mansion.”
The Ubermenschen are not to be judged by the Untermenschen!
Besides, what would a bunch of refugees in a desert know compared with an Ubermenschen from Neu Yuk State?
Matter of fact, they couldn’t even feed themselves - so. in a sense they were welfare clients, just like Neu Yuk Sh*ty residents.
How could you question a contemporary Ubermenschen Leader who also feeds Them Asses, wait, make that feeds the Masses?
What tomkat said. Thank you
The same rats they will vote for in the next election also