New York Loses Jobs, Tax Dollars Thanks to State Government’s Long-Running Anti-Gun Jihad

Remington Ilion, New York

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and GOP state Sen. Mark Walczyk both previously blamed New York’s restrictive gun laws for the [Remington] move. 

“Hochul must stop her unconstitutional assault on the Second Amendment now,” Stefanik said in December, according to the Times Union. 

Walczyk pinned blame on New York’s Gun Industry Liability Law for pushing the company out of the state. The law, which was signed by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2021, allows gun makers to be sued if they “knowingly or recklessly create, maintain or contribute” to violence. 

The company’s CEO said in a statement late last year that they are “excited” about the move to a state that embraces the Second Amendment. 

“We are very excited to come to Georgia, a state that not only welcomes business but enthusiastically supports and welcomes companies in the firearms industry,” RemArms CEO Ken D’Arcy said in a statement. “Everyone involved in this process has shown how important business is to the state and how welcoming they are to all business, including the firearms industry.”

Remington is not the first gun manufacturer to shutter its doors in the Northeast for states in the South. Smith & Wesson moved from Springfield, Massachusetts, where the company had been located since 1852, to Tennessee last year. 

— Emma Colton in NY Village ‘Losing Its Soul’ as Nation’s Oldest Gun Manufacturer Flees Blue State for Georgia

2 Responses

  1. Those that run NY state are just *fine* with gun companies leaving, they are *cheering* loudly… 🙁

    1. Geoff,

      Because the consequences won’t be suffered by them. They will toddle along just fine, bilking the taxpayers and having their government-supported security. The folks who have lived in NY their whole lives, and just happen to be employed by Remington Arms or one of their suppliers or supporting businesses will get f*cked, but why would any idiot NY legislator give a flying fornication about that?? Some will probably move to GA, but many more can’t/won’t, and I feel for them, but . . . you get the government you vote for.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *