With 2 gun makers gone, Remington questions persist

With 2 gun makers gone, Remington questions persist – Gun manufacturing is shrinking in New York.  Since the announcement that Ilion-based Remington Arms chose Alabama as the base for a new manufacturing plant that could support up to 2,000 jobs, some are wondering about the fate of the village if the company left altogether.  Two gun manufacturing companies already have made that jump since last...

Supreme Court won’t consider gun rights for ages 18-20

Supreme Court won’t consider gun rights for ages 18-20 – The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider any new cases on gun rights, including the ability of 18- to 20-year-olds to buy guns.  The decision, however, does not preclude the court eventually agreeing to consider the next big legal issue in the national debate over guns: whether the right to keep a gun at home for self-defense extends to public...

Second Amendment Foundation Petitions Supreme Court for Review of New York CCW Fee Case

Second Amendment Foundation Petitions Supreme Court for Review of New York CCW Fee Case – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for review of its challenge to the exorbitant gun permit fees charged by the City of New York. The case is Kwong v. de Blasio.  SAF is joined in the lawsuit – which was filed in 2011 against former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has been replaced by current Mayor Bill de Blasio – by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and seven private citizens. They are represented by New York attorney David...

Sen. Seward: Safe Act hindered efforts to get Remington to expand in New York

Sen. Seward: Safe Act hindered efforts to get Remington to expand in New York – State Sen. James Seward said Monday that New York’s Safe Act played a role in Remington Arms Co.’s decision to open a factory in Alabama rather than expand in the Upstate New York village of Ilion. “The most important part of this announcement is that Ilion will remain the home to over 1,300 Remington Arms employees,” Seward, R-Oneonta, said in a statement. “The underlying story, though, is the reasons why the company is expanding in Alabama and not here at home.Clearly, the Safe Act played a role, hindering efforts to bring this expansion to New...

Remington’s Alabama expansion made official

Remington’s Alabama expansion made official – It’s official: The Remington Outdoor Co. is building a 500,000-sq.-ft. facility in Huntsville, Alabama.  The major gun manufacturer’s expansion will create 2,000 jobs over the next 10 years, according to an announcement from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday.  “Today’s announcement will create more than 2,000 jobs in Huntsville, and reflects a statewide capital investment of $110 million,” Bentley said in a statement. “Our relationship with Remington is just beginning, and I look forward to a continued partnership with the...

Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act

Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act – A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.’s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he’s blaming New York’s Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons.  “It can’t be good,” said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. “How can it be...
Page 25 of 124« First...1020...2324252627...304050...Last »