New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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 law.
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 possible."
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 year.
GOP Lieutenant Governor Choice Is SAFE Act Opponent
GOP Lieutenant Governor Choice Is SAFE Act Opponent - GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino says his choice for a Lieutenant Governor running mate will be the Chemung County Sheriff, Chris Moss, an avid opponent of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun control laws. Moss, who would be the first African American the state GOP would pick for Lieutenant Governor, is head of the New York State Sheriffs' Association. In an interview with the Elmira Star Gazette, Moss called parts of the gun control laws championed by Cuomo “ludicrous” and a “knee jerk reaction” to the Sandy Hook tragedy.
South Dakota joins gun rights case in New York
South Dakota joins gun rights case in New York - Attorney General Marty Jackley says that South Dakota has joined 21 other states in an amicus or “friend of the court” brief challenging the constitutionality of a gun ban in New York for semiautomatic firearms.
Mead directs Attorney General to join New York gun rights lawsuit
Mead directs Attorney General to join New York gun rights lawsuit - Governor Matt Mead has again directed the Wyoming Attorney General to join a lawsuit to protect the Second Amendment rights of citizens. The case at question is in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and challenges New York State’s restrictive gun law. Wyoming is joining 21 states in asking the Court to apply strict scrutiny on gun restrictions.