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    After almost 200 years Remington Arms leaves New York for Georgia

    Remington CEO Cites ‘Legislative Environment’ in New York as Company Moves to Georgia

    AWR HAWKINS 20 Feb 2024

    Remington is leaving New York, and CEO Ken D’Arcy noted that the direction legislation took in the Empire State was a cause for concern.

    The Associated Press (AP) noted that D’Arcy used a news release to indicate that New York’s “legislative environment” is concerning to the firearm industry as a whole.

    The pending closure of Remington’s Ilion, New York, plant — launched in 1828 — marks the end of generations of New Yorkers working for the American gun maker.

    Jim Conover began working at the Ilion plant in 1964 and continued to work for Remington for four decades. He commented on the pending closure, saying, “When Remington leaves, it’s not going to be like a facility leaving, it’s going to be like part of your family has moved off.”

    On December 1, 2023, Breitbart News reported that Remington was closing the Ilion plant and the anticipated date of closure is early March 2024.

    News Channel 2 noted that New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo (R), Assemblyman Brian Miller (R), and Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R) released a joint statement in response to the announced closure. The statement said:

    Remington’s reported decision to close its Ilion plant next year is concerning and unfortunate. This facility, which received investment from the state, employs many local residents. Unfortunately, like we have seen all too often in New York, burdensome regulations, crippling taxes and problematic energy and other policies continue to force businesses and companies to flee the state, taking jobs and livelihoods with them. We will continue to communicate with state and federal officials and work to help and assist the company’s employees and their families during this difficult time.

    In addition to all the regulations and taxes in New York, the state has so much gun control that Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety ranks it the No. 2 state in the Union for gun control laws.

    Those gun controls include an “assault weapons” ban, a “high-capacity” magazine ban, universal background checks, a red flag law, gun storage requirements, “ghost gun” regulations, a microstamping requirement for new handguns, a ban on being armed on colllege or on K-12 campuses for self-defense or classroom defense, and stringent open carry regulations.
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    Something something, the North won the war because it had all the arms manufacturing.
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    Remington CEO Cites ‘Legislative Environment’ in New York as Company Moves to Georgia
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    Globalists trying to kill the firearms industry.

    GOP not doing $#@! about it, as usual.

    The company’s recent history has been marked by a lawsuit after the Sandy Hook school massacre and bankruptcy filings that led to new ownership of the Ilion plant, where the workforce has dwindled from about 1,300 workers more than a decade ago to around 300.

    But the move still stings for the village of 7,600 people, who face the prospect of a dramatic revenue loss and a vacant, sprawling factory.

    “When Remington leaves, it’s not going to be like a facility leaving, it’s going to be like part of your family has moved off,” said Jim Conover, who started at Remington in 1964 packing guns and retired 40 years later as a production manager.
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    ny is a $#@!hole but id have found a better place than georgia
    Do something Danke

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    This is only a temporary fix.

    Georgia is not far behind New York.

    As are all the states.

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    I am amazed that any companies want to be based in NY or CA.

    Today is a good day to go buy some Remington ammo!
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    I agree with the above. Georgia isn't much better, they will probably be run out of there within a few years.

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    What Remington needs to do is lobby the government more to buy more of their guns for various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. That's where the future of the American gun industry is, at least as far as the major manufacturers are concerned.
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    It seems to me like that tiny town just needs the factory to stay a place where people can work.

    Who cares if they make guns or anything else, just keep it operating.

    You know the problems for Remington started when it was gutted by two of Trump's favorite buddies, Feinberg and Milken.
    They sucked it dry and drove it to bk (took out loans it didn't need while funneling its profits into their own co), then it underwent another bk,
    and now it's just a subsidiary of another Wall Street entity called Vista, and it's Marlin division is owned by Sturm & Ruger. Remington (Vista) makes its ammo in Arkansas.

    This is essentially what Trump did in his own 4 bankruptcies, driven by his vanity projects.
    It's all just a capitalist shell game, the joke is on normal people.
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