Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased

Political pressure to sell Remington Arms eased – It’s been a question since mass shootings prompted Gov. Cuomo to tighten gun laws in New York State a year ago; will the heart of Ilion’s economy keep beating?  Gun-friendly states frequently try to lure Remington Arms out of New York, but the nearly 200-year-old gun manufacturer was also threatened by anti-gun investors threatening to pull their funds, threatening the livelihood of the village where it’s located.  “Would we survive? I believe we would, but it certainly wouldn’t be easy,” said John Stephens, mayor of the Village of...

SAFE Act provision delayed as troopers work to set up system

SAFE Act provision delayed as troopers work to set up system – A provision of the controversial SAFE Act is being delayed. A measure that would have required you to get a background check before you could buy ammunition was supposed to start January 15.  News10NBC is told the cause of the delay is State Police aren’t ready, because they don’t have the system set...

1911 3D Printed Guns Will Sell to Lucky 100

1911 3D Printed Guns Will Sell to Lucky 100 – November 7, 2013 was an exciting day for Solid Concepts: We announced our successful printing and firing of the world’s first 3D Printed metal gun. Two weeks later, we announced our 1911 3D Printed metal gun had reached over 1,000 successful rounds of firing without failure. Today, with our very first 3D Printed metal gun nearing 2,000 rounds of firing, we are pleased to share our success with you once again, this time a bit more...

Christmas Comes Early In Ilion, New York: Remington Outdoor Company Avoids A Political Fire Sale

Christmas Comes Early In Ilion, New York: Remington Outdoor Company Avoids A Political Fire Sale – Christmas has come early in Ilion, New York, site of America’s oldest factory still making its original product—guns. George Kollitides, chairman and CEO of Remington Outdoor Company, Inc., (ROC), a group formerly known as Freedom Group, Inc., sent his employees a memo to let them know they’re buying out unhappy stockholders instead of selling ROC under political duress. No more making guns under the threat of an imminent sale, no more wondering what might happen any moment to this little town living around the beating brick heart of a gun factory since...

Klein: ‘Despicable’ for NYSRPA to link gun control, rape stats

Klein: ‘Despicable’ for NYSRPA to link gun control, rape stats – State Sen. Jeff Klein war of words with the president of the state Rifle & Pistol Association rages on. In a statement, Klein responded to King’s recent statement noting an increase in cases of reported rape in New York City, and pondering whether Klein was aware of the rapist-stopping power of firearms, which King said “put women on equal footing with men and give them the ability to defend themselves against aggressors who are generally larger and stronger than they are.” “Instead of empowering women, Senator Klein has made it more difficult for women to have access to the best and most effective means of personal protection. The results speak for themselves,” King said. (Question: Don’t gun control laws make it more difficult for rapists to have access to the best and most effective weapons? Discuss.) King was responding to Klein’s rebuke of King’s negative reaction to news that New York had received a B+ for its gun control laws from a leading gun control coalition. And yes, we can keep this up as long as they can. In a new statement, Klein took exception to the idea that gun control equals more raped women: “Tom King’s remarks are despicable and have no place in the court of public opinion. For him to claim that our state’s watershed gun control laws are somehow making women more vulnerable to sexual attacks is downright abhorrent. If Tom King was actually serious about protecting women, he would have joined me back in 2003 when I championed the repeal of the statute...

NYSRPA’s response to Senator Jeff Klein’s assertion that gun control has made New York safer

NYSRPA’s response to Senator Jeff Klein’s assertion that gun control has made New York safer ALBANY, NY (12/12/2013)(readMedia)– The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to respond to remarks made by State Senator Jeffrey Klein in a discussion with Times-Union reporter Casey Seiler on Wednesday. Specifically, we would like to address this statement made by Senator Klein: “… Despite [NYSRPA’s] opposition to some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, New York is much safer today thanks to the NY SAFE Act …” Apparently Senator Klein has been too preoccupied with other things lately to notice that the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women disagrees with him. In a report filed by WCBS 880’s Monica Miller on Tuesday, NOW-NYC president Sonia Ossorio said that reported rapes have gone up 57 percent since 2009. “There is a reason guns are often called the great equalizer,” said NYSRPA President Thomas King. “Firearms put women on equal footing with men and give them the ability to defend themselves against aggressors who are generally larger and stronger than they are. Instead of empowering women, Senator Klein has made it more difficult for women to have access to the best and most effective means of personal protection. The results speak for...
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