Now there is concern about the future of the Remington plant in Ilion, a Mohawk River town just east of Utica. It employs 1,300 people, making it the state’s largest gun maker.
In May, Remington posted a statement on Facebook criticizing the state’s new gun law as misguided and unconstitutional. It raised the possibility the company would relocate, although it said it would not do so “without considerable thought and deliberation.”
Since then, there have been media reports out of Tennessee that Remington officials have scouted possible sites near Nashville for a plant.
A shutdown of the Remington facility would deal a harsh blow to the struggling upstate economy and represent the end of an era.
Almost 200 years of tradition down the drain because of petty idiots. At this rate and with gun companies moving away from the North east, give it a couple of decades and we can have another Civil War knowing that we have the manufacturing capabilities this time ..hehehe.
(cue enraged Libs calling me Insurrectionists in 5…4…3…)