Democrats push to restart CDC funding for gun violence

Democrats push to restart CDC funding for gun violence research – Two Congressional Democrats are unveiling legislation this morning that would restart the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s gun violence research efforts.  Since 1996, when a small CDC-funded study on the risks of owning a firearm ignited opposition from Republicans, the CDC’s budget for research on firearms injuries has shrunk to zero.  The result, as we’ve detailed, is that many basic questions about gun violence — such as how many Americans are shot each year — remain unanswered.  The new legislation, which will be introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.) in the House, and Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) in the Senate, would give the CDC $10 million a year “for the purpose of conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence...

Poll: Half of NY voters disapprove of Cuomo’s handling of gun policy

Poll: Half of NY voters disapprove of Cuomo’s handling of gun policy – New Yorkers are split on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of gun policy, according to a poll out this morning from Quinnipiac University.  Statewide, 42 percent of voters surveyed said they approve of the Democrat’s gun policy, while 41 percent said they disapprove.  And when voters were asked to name the main reason they were unhappy with Cuomo, 20 percent said gun control, the highest overall response to the open-ended...

Remington to move production of two gun lines from New York to Alabama

Remington to move production of two gun lines from New York to Alabama – Two-hundred-and-eight years after Eliphalet Remington II forged his first rifle in Ilion, residents of the small central New York village are getting the bad news they have feared for more than a year: Remington Arms is moving production of two of its gun lines to Alabama.  While the company did not announce the outright closing of the facility that has been home to Remington since 1816, gun rights advocates said that day is now likely moving closer and they blame the state’s 2013 NY SAFE Act gun control...

Remington Announces Corporate Consolidation

Remington Announces Corporate Consolidation – The buzz around the industry early yesterday was that Advanced Armament Corp was being closed down and relocated. Before the end of business yesterday, employees at six Remington properties along with two production lines in Ilion, New York, were told their companies- and jobs- were relocating to Huntsville, Alabama.  Here’s the official company statement from spokesperson Teddy Novin:  “Earlier today we announced the consolidation of multiple company plants into our Huntsville, Alabama facility. This was a strategic business decision to concentrate our resources into fewer locations and improve manufacturing efficiency and quality. We are working hard to retain as many from the affected facilities as...

Second Amendment Drama at the Supreme Court Has Implications for 2016

Second Amendment Drama at the Supreme Court Has Implications for 2016 – Many gun owners were disappointed when the Supreme Court declined on May 5 to take Drake v. Jerejian, but they shouldn’t be. Drake was an important case but also had significant problems, and there are more promising cases elsewhere in the country. The best is Peruta v. County of San Diego in California, which may be before the Supreme Court within a...
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