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Remington moving two upstate production lines to Alabama one year after state passed gun control law
The New York Daily News ^ | May 17, 2014 | Kenneth Lovett

Posted on 05/17/2014 10:44:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

ALBANY — A year after the state enacted a tough new gun control law, Remington Arms said Friday it is moving two production lines from upstate to Alabama.

Remington, which dates to 1816, said it will no longer produce its Bushmaster rifle and R1 pistol lines at its Ilion plant, which employs more than 1,000 workers. It’s unclear how many jobs will be lost in the move.

But state Sen. James Seward (R—Milford) said passage of Gov. Cuomo’s SAFE Act last year didn’t help.

“The fact that the lines being moved out are for products now more strictly regulated in New York due to the overreaching SAFE Act sends a strong, obvious message,” Seward said.

A Cuomo spokesman had no immediate comment.

Remington’s announcement in February that it was building a factory in Huntsville, Ala., raised fears in New York that the company would eventually leave.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Alabama; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; huntsville; ilion; manufacturing; princeandrew; remington; solongsuckers
Here's a comment that explains a lot:

Randy Brown

GOOD. NY doesn't need Remington's blood money.

1 posted on 05/17/2014 10:44:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Andrew Cuomo is too boorish to care and too stupid to understand.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 10:49:14 PM PDT by allendale
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ruger needs to move its entire operation to Prescott, Arizona. Screw those northeast yankees. They can make 15 bucks an hour flippin burgers.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 10:50:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We accept them gladly in Alabama. ( I have land there and will retire there)


4 posted on 05/17/2014 10:51:21 PM PDT by aliquando (War Eagle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would suspect that millions of New Yorkers are glad to see this “evil” company out of their state.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 10:54:07 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Randy Brown wrote: GOOD. NY doesn't need Remington's blood money.

I'm sure that Randy Brown is quite content with The King's Men murdering peasants with "Remington Arms" products...

6 posted on 05/17/2014 10:56:22 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder what Randy will think when his taxes go up to replace Remington’s taxes.

He probably won’t make the connection.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 11:55:29 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Theodore R.

“I would suspect that millions of New Yorkers are glad to see this “evil” company out of their state.”

You may be somewhat correct, however very very few of those millions live within 200 miles of the factory.

There are two New Yorks.

There is New York State north of Westchester county (Which is the vast majority of the land and is primarily “red”) and there is everything south of and including Westchester which is primarily “blue”. This would include NYC and Long Island. That very small area of the state contains the vast majority of the population, and they are by and large rabidly liberal and are the reason NY is in the toilet.

But the people who live around Remington, which is a few hundred miles from NYC, are NOT supporters of Little Andy Cuomo and it is unlikely many of them voted for the puke.

And they don’t deserve this.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 12:41:31 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remington has been under a lot of pressure from gun owners to leave the state. I, for one, have told anyone looking to buy a Remington that the company took an $80 million bribe from the government to stay in NY.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 2:44:40 AM PDT by nonliberal (Sent from a payphone in a whorehouse in Mexico.)
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To: nonliberal

I did the same as you. I let them know personally that my days of buying anything Remington were finished the day they took that bribe. Looks like the free market is starting to hurt so they are starting to transfer one line at a time.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 3:16:51 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bwhahahahaha

New Yawk done lost some mo money.....time to raise the taxes on it’s serfs to 101%.

That will fix it


11 posted on 05/18/2014 3:20:34 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “NEW NY” everyone who loves liberty and lower taxes is moving the FU*K out!


12 posted on 05/18/2014 3:31:16 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Nik Naym

So correct. No to the safe act signs are all over upstate


13 posted on 05/18/2014 4:38:53 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Nik Naym
But the people who live around Remington, which is a few hundred miles from NYC, are NOT supporters of Little Andy Cuomo and it is unlikely many of them voted for the puke. And they don’t deserve this.

They probably don't deserve it. The thing to remember is that Remington isn't the perpetrator - it's Cuomo and his cronies.

14 posted on 05/18/2014 4:52:39 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Nik Naym

Even in upstate NY there are far too many who still vote Dem because they are blue collar union types who believe Dems are for the little guy and Reps are just mean and greedy.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 4:59:20 AM PDT by Boris99
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To: trebb

I’d imagine some if not most or all of those employees of long standing at Ilion, NY have the option of relocating to Hunstville, Alabama, which is a pretty area, pleasant, nice smaller city but cosmopolitan due to the NASA influence going way back. If they’re that disenchanted with Cuomo and downstate politics, here’s their chance if they can sell their houses. Sometimes, no matter how much you like where you are or how long you’ve been there, there comes a time when it’s time to go. Remington itself has been there since the early 1800’s.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 5:03:38 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: fatnotlazy

Heard on an Albany NY radio today that New York states tax receipts are down $1 BILLION, 17% from last year. Tax collections were up last year because citizens cashed in their savings, being uncomfortable with the economy according to the State Comptroller.

Andy (aka Il Duce) Cuomo is screwing over the state just like his father did before 1992, when IBM almost totally moved out of the state. Andy likes to close down small Italian businesses that use “DAGO” in their name. BTW Andy is the Ugly Cuomo Brother.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 5:25:35 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Boris99
Even in upstate NY there are far too many who still vote Dem because they are blue collar union types who believe Dems are for the little guy and Reps are just mean and greedy.

I refer to these types as "congenital Democrats," and I'm completely surrounded by them. It's both fascinating and repulsive to observe the phenomenon.

Mr. niteowl77

18 posted on 05/18/2014 5:30:30 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: Nik Naym

Michigan is much the same. get away from Wayne county (read: Detroit) and the state is largely conservative. But the flaming blue libs in Detroit and suburbs make it look like Michigan is a blue state.

CC


19 posted on 05/18/2014 5:31:29 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come on in . . The waters fine here in Dixie. Screw those commie lovin, gay loving, tax grabbers ,previously free yankees.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 5:41:55 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...it will no longer produce its Bushmaster rifle and R1 pistol lines at its Ilion plant…

I suspect that those two product lines are not only moving due to the SAFE act, but also because they have analyzed which products are going to be in demand once the Fudds and the aging boomers stop purchasing traditional sporting firearms.

ROC has figured out what will continue to sell and they are repositioning accordingly.

Mr. niteowl77

21 posted on 05/18/2014 5:45:25 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like the south could be better positioned, this time, for the new civil war...the war which will pit the hard working, God fearing, moral freedom loving, people against the authoritarian totalitarian atheistic Marxists.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 5:55:03 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo

I dream about what you are saying. All we need is the right leadership to lead the way.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 6:26:12 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: BilLies

Andy is just another DAGO in an expensive suit.

I never thought it possible to be dumber than his father, yet the son demonstrates this is not only possible, but has a multiplier effect.

The entire downstate cabal thinks all of upstate and western NY is a park like the Adirondacks is.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 6:27:22 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: fatnotlazy
He would blame - like Obama and Liberals - the Tea Party, Republicans or Bush. It depends what page of the 'Who to blame for ...' he opens to.

He sounds so dumb that he would vote for Fidel if Obama tells him too.

Randy, the south will kindly take Remington's blood money. When the nextcivil war comes - the gun manufacturers will help the free south, while the north will be enslaved.

25 posted on 05/18/2014 6:40:14 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Ouderkirk

TRUE re the Adirondacks! :)
Lots of Ouderkirks in the Albany NY area, but you probably already knew that.


26 posted on 05/18/2014 6:56:14 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Nik Naym

Solution for Upstate NY: De-annex NYC. Fumigate Albany

(I’d say “secede”, but then folks might accuse y’all of being a bunch of “racist rednecks”.)


27 posted on 05/18/2014 8:24:05 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sadly, the burgers those $15 an hour flippers will be flipping will eventually cost $10.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 11:53:29 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Boris99

“Even in upstate NY there are far too many who still vote Dem”

Yes, and that can be said about anywhere in the U.S.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 12:51:18 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

Ilion’s district sent a Democrat to the US House. They should have thought of this before pulling the big D lever.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are also moving a line from North Carolina.

http://www.news-record.com/news/article_5c0fbc7a-df7a-11e3-a4fd-001a4bcf6878.html


31 posted on 05/19/2014 1:03:18 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Actually, I think they should move their CT operation to central Virginia.


32 posted on 05/20/2014 1:48:18 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Nik Naym

“Deserve’s got nothing to do with it.”


33 posted on 05/20/2014 1:49:46 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: eartick

1) they don’t care if their policies harm the economy as long as they continue to amass power over the people that remain.

2) jacking taxes on those that remain is part of that amassing of power, so that’s exactly what they’ll do.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 1:50:18 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: fatnotlazy

Randy most likely does not pay taxes.

I suspect he is one of the 49%.


35 posted on 05/20/2014 1:51:01 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This story came out months ago about them moving to Huntsville, AL area. Is this more production coming or is it the same one mentioned several months ago?


36 posted on 05/20/2014 1:51:47 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: aliquando

I have land here and am living on it. Come on back dude. Oh, and to answer your question, yes, life is good here. Come on back.


37 posted on 05/20/2014 1:52:32 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: RetiredArmy

Went to schools at The Loveliest Village on The Plains. Have a son going there next year. Have a few more years to spend in Georgia until I am living on Lake Martin!


38 posted on 05/20/2014 7:06:06 PM PDT by aliquando (War Eagle!)
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To: aliquando

Sounds like you’ll be near Pell City. I am up near Jacksonville State University. Live out in the country near JSU. Wonderful life out here in free country.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 7:34:35 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Spktyr

“Ilion’s district sent a Democrat to the US House. They should have thought of this before pulling the big D lever.”

I live in the next village over from Ilion, our Congressman (Hanna) is Rep. He has been the Congressman since 2011. Before that the seat was held by a democrat.


40 posted on 05/21/2014 7:43:37 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: RetiredArmy

Just south of Alexander City. Close to where the 280 Bridge goes over the lake.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 2:03:12 PM PDT by aliquando (War Eagle!)
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To: aliquando

Know Alex City very well. My dad’s folks came from Goodwater and Alex City. My dad and mom came from Millerville in Clay Co.


42 posted on 05/21/2014 5:36:24 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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