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Cuomo may be outgunned on Remington jobs

By New York Post

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New York could be in for a shootout as rival states try to lure away an upstate gunmaker - and its 1,300 union jobs - in the wake of Gov. Cuomo's (far right) new gun-control law.

Politicians from pro-gun states like Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Michigan and Oklahoma have open arms for Remington Arms.

"The leaders in New York state have all but told you that your business, your job creation and your contributions are no longer welcome," Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) wrote to Remington CEO George Kollitides.

Officials at the 197-year-old operation in upstate Ilion are "keeping their options open," said state Sen. James Seward (R- Oneonta).

The union representing Remington workers said the gun maker leaving "non-business-friendly" New York is a "very scary" possibility. "The economic impact would be devastating to the Mohawk Valley and surrounding communities," United Mine Workers Local 717 wrote to lawmakers.

Remington - maker of the Bushmaster rifle model used in last December's Newtown, Conn., elementary-school massacre - took $5.5 million in subsidies from New York between 2007 and 2009 .

Company officials declined comment.

Originally published by Erik Kriss.

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  1. mbmbcsComment by mbmbcs
    February 12, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    The only way to deal with bullies is to take them head on. Bullies aren’t always used to others getting the best of them.

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    • 7papa7Comment by 7papa7
      February 12, 2013 @ 10:48 am

      The solution is simple, pack your bags and get out of Dodge. Their are far to many places where you would be very welcome. I would recommend that you go to a right to work state.

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    • drsiqueComment by drsique
      February 12, 2013 @ 10:55 am

      I live in New York State and, if Remington doesn’t leave, I will never buy another one of their firearms. Hell, I can’t buy most of what they make now. Schumer helped lure them into NY years ago even though we have laws against most of the guns that they produce. They should have told Chuck the Schmuck where to go then. I will not suppprt any company that does not suppprt those who purchase their products.

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    • my04301933Comment by my04301933
      February 12, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

      Wisconsin…home of the Green Bay Packers….welcomes you Remington. We will treat you right.

      Have your business agent from your union call our Governor Scott Walker…wages are good here and we are a conservative state that appreciates hard workers, and our Second Amendment.

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    • nateComment by nate
      February 12, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

      @drsique I think you’r ire is missdirected ,howabout not supporting your nanny state politicians instead.May be I’ll look at remington again instead of a savage.

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  2. lwessonComment by lwesson
    February 12, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    It is sad that Up State New York is held down and pummeled by the LEFTEST Bullies of New York City.

    The loud mouthed idiot, Gov. Cuomo is a poster child for The 1984 Police State. Does he care for The Constitution and The Bill of Rights? NO. Does he even remotely understand such scraps of paper? Again, NO.

    Unfortunately, Up State New York is held hostage by the drooling minions that support Cuomo and people like him, and of course, His Royal Highness, Obama. Time to make a punishing statement to such bullies.

    Yes, Remington and others should leave! And before they shut the door, tear down the buildings that they own, leaving a single door & frame standing at each one.

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    • erickComment by erick
      February 12, 2013 @ 10:12 am

      It is time to start a petition for a re-call vote on Cuomo! We the people still have power to take care of bullies and dictators like him. Start the petition and watch how it grows and put him to the vote of freedom loving people. If he keeps loosing people from his state, it will soon look like the movie, “Escape from New York”!

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    • bobmontyComment by bobmonty
      February 12, 2013 @ 10:35 am

      @ erick: Check first to see if the NY Constitution allows recalls. Here in MA, the only option is impeachment. A Bill would originate in the House and then go before the Senate for trial. You may have to do a citizens’ petition drive to demand that the Bill be taken up by the House.

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    • freedom1Comment by freedom1
      February 12, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

      I am not sure about NY, but in Cali all we need to start the recall of the governor is to collect 50 thousands of signatures. That’s how we ousted Gray Davis. Most of these liberals like Cuomo who oppose gun rights are anti-freedom and very likely to become dictators if one day they become the president of the US. Recall Cuomo is the best move to save NY. Diane Feinstein ain’t business-friend to any gun manufacturer either. Might as well kick her out when there’s a chance. Rotten politicians are the threat to the American freedom.

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  3. missieb2000Comment by missieb2000
    February 12, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    I hope that Remington is able to move to a Right to Work state. That would greatly improve their bottom line as well. New York and California are committing suicide and they don’t even seem to realize.

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      February 12, 2013 @ 10:07 am

      Remington used to and may still have a plant at Little Rock, AR. It won’t be hard to expand.

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    • mrsgunnut10Comment by mrsgunnut10
      February 12, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      The Remington Ammo. Factory is located at Lonoke, Ar several miles East of Little Rock, AR.

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  4. byrneriderComment by byrnerider
    February 12, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    The ultimate irony here is that no rifle was used in Newtown. Only handguns were used. Of course that does not comply with the media template.

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    • jeepersComment by jeepers
      February 12, 2013 @ 10:20 am

      Exactly. The earliest police interviews talked about 4 handguns being found inside the school. Rifles were not mentioned until the “medical examiner” agreed with a statement from a reporter suggesting a rifle was used, with “Yes, all the victims were shot by a rifle”. BOGUS

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      February 12, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

      The police reports of the incident even mention that even though Lanza had a Bushmaster, it was found in the car outside the school building. All his killings were done with handguns.

      I am so disgusted with the biased reporting of the media when they know they are intentionally falsifying their reports to support their agenda.

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    • adminComment by GOPUSA Staff
      February 12, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

      Here is the official report on the Newtown shooting weapons.

      From the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Connecticut State Police, State of Connecticut website:

      http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?Q=517284

      Seized inside the school:

      #1. Bushmaster .223 caliber– model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round magazine

      #2. Glock 10 mm handgun

      #3. Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun

      Seized from suspect’s car in parking lot:

      #4. Izhmash Canta-12 12 gauge Shotgun (seized from car in parking lot)

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      February 12, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

      Dear GOPUSA Staff:

      This is beyond maddening. CBS, NBC… report on updates noting only pistols found inside the school… and numerous reports that there were men outside of the school, and apprehended. Bizarre.

      One video seems to show two LONG guns taken out of the trunk.

      In light of our Glorious Leader and his loyal Surrogates explaining Benghazi & Fast & Furious… per The OFFICIAL understanding as to how all of this went down, can it be that Connecticut Law Officials have been leaned on by Washington? Could they have been asked to supply a more palatable, useful narrative, one more fitting in attacking guns like the AR-15 and thus the heart and soul of The Second Amendment? Oh, that would never happen, would it?

      I found that there is a 90 day hold on releasing further information. (if this is true) Perhaps then, depending on when the Hold was made, we MIGHT be privy to the direct particulars, photos of .223 & 9mm shell casings, the many thrown down AR-15 magazines, no doubt landing in blood, photos of the guns, both AR-15 and pistols on the ground, the ammo bag, and extra magazines not used…

      In criminal law, we were shown crime scene photos. Shocking, disturbing imagery, but essential to understanding a crime. I am waiting for this, not some police memo. At that time, IF we are allowed ANY more direct, concrete evidence, then we can see if the memo is either correct, or…

      I am sorry that my suspicion index is so high, but it is. Too much is riding on this crime for Team Obama, so it would seem.

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  5. soonerComment by sooner
    February 12, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    If Remington would like to move to Oklahoma, we’d love to have them. We’re a right-to-work state w/ great weather and nice, hard-working people. Come on down!

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    • kid721952Comment by kid721952
      February 12, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

      I second that and we are located right in the middle of the U.S.,people are great,no hurricanes,better weather conditions,right to work,less taxes,all people in Oklahoma will support your company,lots of room to build,COME TO OKLAHOMA,YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME

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  6. powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
    February 12, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    I wish the writer would get it right….no rifle was used in the shooting he speaks of…the crazy kid used hand guns.

    Never the less, Cuomo is a loud mouth jerk and I hope thousands of businesses move out of NY. All of you idiots that voted for him will get yours!

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    • NY GrahamComment by NY Graham
      February 12, 2013 @ 11:46 am

      Unfortunately, so will all those of us who didn’t vote for him.

      There are many parts of New York State that are conservative, but we are outnumbered by the liberals in the big cities. I’m sure this is true of other states like Illinois and California.

      What is worse is that our elected officials feel no obligation to represent every citizen in the state. They only represent their core base. Do you think Chuck Schumer and Gillibrand do a good job of representing the interests of every New Yorker? Does Cuomo?

      Remington should leave the state, not because of the tight gun laws but because of the unions and the high taxes.

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  7. bowler1hatComment by bowler1hat
    February 12, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    It is sad that Americans, of all peoples, would vote for people like Cuomo, Obama and Pelosi who talk out of their butts about what we should do rather than what we MUST do to protect our nation and all its peoples. Often they one key thing then slide something totally unrelated into the mix to steal something else from us.

    Like a good meal, we once needed some of the union efforts to improve safety in the workplace, but that meal has passed through our system and we moved on to another healthy meal, the EPA and now its benefits have mostly passed through our system.

    As the facts have shown and most believe Congress is like a bad meal still stuck up our butts and in this last election most of you voted to keep it there.

    Now you all jump on this misguided bandwagon that does NOT address jobs or the economy or the issue of drugs that all adversely affected this country for the last 6 years, if not a hell of a lot longer. Our safety has never really been about guns, just the guns in the hands of people who should be locked away, but the ACLU protects the bad guys more than it protects you and YOU protect the cranial-impacted Congress with the people who harm us most. Impeachment is a proper procedure in the light of Benghazi and a real Congress would do it. You just hired the clowns of the circus and not any class acts!

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  8. mrsgunnut10Comment by mrsgunnut10
    February 12, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    The question that Gun Owners around these United States are asking IS : WHERE, are the thousands of Gun Owners in the State of New York ? Did they all vote for Cuomo ?? If they did, they deserve what they voted into Office. Cuomo has been anti-gun from the first Political jesture, when he started running for Office. Remington already has a large Ammunition Factory in the State of Arkansas at their Lonoke, AR location. Even if they had to enlarge their property, it should not be a problem with the People in the State. They would definitely like to have the Jobs that it would generate. Thank you for your time. TSgt., USAF Retired.

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  9. sockettuemComment by sockettuem
    February 12, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Do these union hacks really believe that 1300 union jobs are going to make a difference to a liberal with an anti-gun agenda? Attention Remington: Tennessee is open for business, has a right to work law, no state income tax, conservative, freedom-loving values and people eager to work in your industry. Come on down!

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    • rebartComment by rebart
      February 12, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

      Now, email, write, and phone that comment to them. Get up a petition and get as many signatures as you can. Get in touch with your legislators and governor and have them invite Remington to your part of the country. Do it now.

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    • farrider5281Comment by farrider5281
      February 15, 2013 @ 7:42 am

      We want this kind of business in East Tennessee. No state tax. Right to work state.

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  10. rebartComment by rebart
    February 12, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Remington, please, please, please get out of the east coast. Please move to one of the red states with a right to work law, no state income tax, and gun-loving people, not the hypocrites you are surrounded by now.

    Hey, all of you write or email Remington and ask them to move to your state. Invite them and write your state legislators and tell them to invite Remington to your state.

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  11. vevaComment by veva
    February 12, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    A vote for Arizona. They need Remington products to protect their border from you-know-who. The winters are lovely. The Gov has her head on right. The state has one of the best Sheriffs West of the Mississip. I’m sure there is an empty building there suitable for business.

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    • rebartComment by rebart
      February 12, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

      Write or email Remington and invite them to AZ.

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  12. TomOTRComment by TomOTR
    February 12, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    Why was it necessary for Remington to receive $5.5 million in subsidies and is it true that George Soros has a large stake in Remington and several other gun and ammo manufacturers?

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      February 12, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

      I wondered about that statement that seemed to be casually thrown in at the end of the article. I wonder if it was put in there as a dig to say, “Remington, you owe us.”

      It would be a lot cheaper for them to do business in Texas. We would be happy to have them.

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    • bull57Comment by bull57
      February 13, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

      The $ 5.5 million in subsidies is the way states entices companies to come to their states to open businesses!

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  13. librabobComment by librabob
    February 12, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    Hopefully someday in the very near future all blue collar union workers will realize that the liberal politicians they have put in power are not their friends. More and more good paying unionized jobs are being lost in the “blue states” as companies relocate to the “red states” to escape high taxes, unreasonable union demands, litigation, and overly burdensome state regulations. Outstanding!

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    • rzraickComment by rzraick
      February 12, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

      Perhaps someday the American people will wake up to the fact that most politicians care only about their own power, and the money they can pocket from bribes.

      They certainly do not care about the law, the Constitution or the people whom they have sworn to serve.

      They are trators and need to be removed from power by any means possible.

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  14. tiny1pjComment by tiny1pj
    February 12, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    For all those firearms manufacturers that want to come to a state that REALLY wants you, is PRO-Constitution, especially the 2nd Ammendment, and has a higher than average education population,

    PLEASE consider coming to WYOMING!

    I am so sick of the states that are home to many of our nation’s first firearms manufacturers doing everything they can to hurt them. The state of Wyoming has passed multiple laws to protect firearms manufacturing, ownership, and all shooting sports.

    Yes, we need to get rid of the traitors who are in office, but remember that only about 14 states elected the majority of the anti-constitution politicians. And I know that with a few exceptions, the Heartland of our great Nation believes in, and supports the constitution and not those traitors.

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  15. rebartComment by rebart
    February 15, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Folks, I hate to be repeating myself so much, but what you need to do to get Remington to your state is get your legislators and Governors, like Mary Fallin, and whomever, to offer incentives to Remington such as free land to build on, and so on……. You need to write your state legislators, your governor, and maybe even your Conservative senators and Congress persons. Get them to make a deal so sweet that Remington can ‘t refuse. I live in CA so it’s out of the question for me. I hope some of you posting here mean what you say here so much that you will actually take the lead and DO SOMETHING.

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