DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ‘Choke Point’ program

DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ‘Choke Point’ program – The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say.  The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds...

Guns, the talk of the political campaign season

Guns, the talk of the political campaign season – The issue of control was once again front and center as the political campaign season heated up.  At the Brunswick fire house, congressmen, senators, assemblymen, county clerks, county executives, and county sheriffs rallied, all of them believing that talking about guns and the Second Amendment will go a long way to fire up the electorate.  It won’t be the only issue leading up to the November election, but make no mistake, the candidates at the Brunswick fire house are counting on widespread anger that they believe was created by the New York Safe Act to lure voters to the...

NY SAFE Act opponents encouraged to stand up, speak out against law at rally

NY SAFE Act opponents encouraged to stand up, speak out against law at rally – What was originally billed as a rally became more of a recruitment event Tuesday evening as incumbents and candidates from municipal, state and federal governments urged supporters to not only vote in the upcoming election themselves, but also to lobby others to do the same in an effort to speak out against the NY SAFE Act. Second Amendment supporters packed the Center Brunswick Fire Hall for the Challenge NY SAFE Act rally, sponsored by the Brunswick Sportsmen’s Club, to show their displeasure with the NY SAFE Act, passed in Jan. 2013, as they claim it was just a first step in more of their rights being taken...

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...
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