1,300 Remington manufacturing jobs could be lost in New York and relocated to conservative states thanks to Gov. Cuomo’s gun grab
All I can say is good! Remington is America’s oldest gun manufacturer and employees 1,300 in Ilion, New York. Now, thanks to Marxist Andrew Cuomo’s gun grab law, Remington may leave New York and head to a conservative state such as South Carolina because of New York’s overreaching law. Remington was founded in 1816. Remington’s manufacturing of guns in New York has brought in about $50 million annually.
In the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed the nation’s strictest gun control law, banning high-capacity magazines and assault weapons.
Within two weeks, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan wrote to Remington’s CEO, saying: “In South Carolina, we believe in the right to keep and bear arms. We need to encourage other businesses who share those beliefs to relocate to the Palmetto State.”
Many in the town are worried. Herkimer County legislator Ray Johnson said: “Sooner or later some of the offers are going to start looking a little bit better — ‘do we stay here or do we move out?’”
Johnson also said there’s five or six offers offers out there right now.
South Carolina is not alone, Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas have also made offers.