Remington Cutting Jobs In New York

Remington Cutting Jobs In New York

 

New York safe act Response?

It really didn’t take all that long for the inevitable to happen. The New York governor, the New York State Senate and Legislature passed draconian gun laws in the dark of night – literally in the dark of night in early 2013. Cuomo’s desire to make a splash with liberals and do New York City’s bidding passed anti-gun laws that are so offensive that gun manufacturers have been leaving the state, the latest being Remington (in my humble opinion).

Remington has stated it is reducing its work force in New York. Company spokesman Teddy Novin said Remington is cutting 105 jobs from its workforce in Ilion, N.Y. He said that some, but not all, of those jobs are moving to Alabama – a state they have just opened a plant in February of this year. Novin cited a consolidation of its production facilities and a softening market for the move – a nice politically correct statement. The shame of it is that prior to the work force reduction, Remington employed between 1,200 and 1,300 workers in Ilion, a city that really needs the jobs. Just to demonstrate the seriousness of jobs actually moving from Illion, Remington has operated the New York factory for nearly 200 years.

Although Remington wouldn’t say whether the Cuomo “safe-act” state laws affected its decision one can only speculate.

Among the weapons made by Remington is the Bushmaster, a semiautomatic rifle that accepts 5- round magazines as well as 30-round magazines along with some fantastic rifles such as the renowned model 700 series. The safe act laws basically bans the bushmaster rifle in New York unless really superficial modifications are made to make it look less like an AR.

Hopefully New York City liberals are happy. I wonder if they are at all concerned that over 100 people in a beautiful upstate city will no longer have a job – a job that more than likely was for skilled people. In a state so large and so diverse, it amazes me that basically the “upstate” region of New York is governed by liberals out of New York City. There are many “upstaters” that oppose the Cuomo gun grab law, maybe the majority of people up here but yet we are continually over-ruled by a city over 100 miles away. For the remainder of the US – let this be a lesson.

 

Bloomberg Gun Control Attempt

Bloomberg Gun Control Attempt

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association today launched a national campaign aimed at exposing Michael Bloomberg’s anti-freedom agenda. The “Meet the Real Michael Bloomberg” campaign kicks off with a national television advertisement titled “Insult”.  “Insult” is the first in a series of ads that will expose Bloomberg’s hypocrisy, arrogance and desire to tell the American people how to live their lives.

“Michael Bloomberg has declared war on the NRA and our five million members. We will not sit back and let him use his billions of dollars to impose his radical anti-freedom agenda on the American people. Our effort will expose Bloomberg as an arrogant hypocrite who thinks he knows best how people should live their lives,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

“Insult”, which highlights Bloomberg’s disdain for those who reject his nanny state policies, debuts with an initial six-figure ad buy on cable television nationwide and on broadcast stations in Colorado.  This will accompany a six-figure digital and social media campaign in Iowa, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia. The campaign will expand to additional states in the coming weeks and months.

The launch of the “Meet the Real Michael Bloomberg” campaign comes on the heels of the voters’ rebuke of Bloomberg and his anti-gun agenda in the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s election last week, following his embarrassing losses in the historic Colorado recall elections last year.

Bloomberg continues to try and buy the hearts and minds of the American people – an effort in which he has failed time and again.

Launch to NRA

Senate Votes to Advance Bill Protecting Hunting, Shooting on Federal Land

Senate Votes to Advance Bill Protecting Hunting

Senate Votes to Advance Bill Protecting Hunting. The Senate on Monday took a step toward passing legislation that would expand hunting, shooting and other sportsmen activities on federal lands. Senators voted 82-12 in favor of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, a procedural vote that could put the Senate in a position to approve the bill as early as this week.

The bipartisan proposal has been in Congress for the last few years, and is a combination of several proposals aimed at letting people use the millions of acres of land controlled by the federal government. It would ensure that more target ranges are placed on public land, and that target shooting, hunting and fishing can take place on these lands. It also does something huge – it ends a ban on fishing gear made with lead components, a law put in place for environmental reasons.

The bill is a sore point among some Democrats, who opposed it by saying the Senate should not be trying to expand the rights of people with guns – to all you folks out there, remember this fact when you vote!!!

The two Democratic senators from Connecticut — Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal — both said they would vote against the bill because the Senate should be considering tougher gun regulations. These senators, along with Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and others, were not enough to stop the overwhelming majority support for the bill.

The House has passed similar legislation a few times over the last few years, and the language in the Senate is a product of Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The Senate bill also includes some language related to habitat conservation, which helped attract bipartisan support.

Before the Monday night vote, Hagan praised the bill as something that’s needed to allow future generations of Americans to enjoy various activities on government-owned land. “States will be able to allocate a greater portion of federal funding to create and maintain shooting ranges on public lands,” she said of the bill. “This is important because we are currently facing a shortage of public shooting ranges across the country.”

The bill needed 60 votes to advance, so the Monday vote is a clear sign it can pass in the Senate once brought up for a final vote.

Please make sure you contact your representative to let them know you support such legislation.

Senate Votes to Advance Bill Protecting Hunting.

Kahr Firearms Leaving New York Over SAFE Act

Kahr Firearms Leaving New York Over SAFE Act

New York heard that familiar sucking sound last week as another firearms manufacturer announced they were leaving to a more friendly state. Last week, Kahr Firearms Group disclosed their plans to move out of New York and away from laws that weaken the second amendment and take away citizen Constitutional freedoms.

According to Kahr’s website: A crowd of over 180 people shared in the celebration on Thursday, May 29th of the official ground-breaking ceremony of the Kahr Firearms Group new headquarters in Blooming Grove Township of Pike County Pennsylvania located in the Pocono region of the state. Justin Moon, CEO, Kahr Firearms Group welcomed Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Jim Cawley to the event which also included a number of key state officials. Early last year, Kahr made the key decision to move the headquarters out of New York and move to the more gun-friendly state of Pennsylvania.

Kahr VP of Marketing and Sales, Frank Harris said. “It clearly demonstrates how eager the state of Pennsylvania is to bring job opportunities to the citizens of the state, while also supporting our right to manufacture firearms.”

So, Kahr Firearms leaving New York Over SAFE Act. New York can thank Andrew Cuomo and his minions for the foolish law. Just like what Cuomo did to HUD back in the 1990’s, he is slowly messing with New York for his own political gains.

USDA Arming Itself

A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks “the commercial acquisition of ballistic vests, compliant with NIJ 0101.06 for Level IIIA Ballistic Resistance of body armor.”

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General,” seeks “Body Armor [that] is gender specific, lightweight, [having] trauma plate/pad (hard or soft), [and] concealable carrier.” The order includes “tactical vest, undergarment (white), identification patches, accessories (6 pouches), body armor carry bag, and professional measurements.”

“All responsible and/or interested sources may submit their company name, point of contact, and telephone number.” The solicitation says those sources received in a “timely” manner “shall be considered by the agency for contact.”

The Agriculture Department is also bidding out for the purchase of machine guns!!!!

The questions everyone needs to ask is: What does the Agriculture Department need body armor for?? What does the Agriculture Department need machine guns for??

Oyster Poachers Found Guilty

Oyster Poachers Found Guilty with Help of New Radar Network

Two Somerset County watermen were found guilty Monday of harvesting oysters from a State of Maryland sanctuary.
Officers used the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network (MLEIN), a radar and camera system, on Nov. 25 to track a vessel moving in and out of the Somerset Sanctuary in Tangier Sound. They subsequently charged William Catlin and Irving Lee Catlin with dredging in the protected area.
District Judge Paula Price ordered the vessel’s captain, William Catlin, 64, of Upper Fairmount, to pay a $1,000 fine ─ $550 above the preset fine ─ and the mate, Irving Catlin, 55, of Westover, to pay a $450 fine. She gave them 30 days to appeal.
“When we launched our initiative in 2010 to restore Chesapeake Bay oysters, we included a tough conservation law enforcement component to protect this invaluable resource and let Marylanders know our commitment was rock solid,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “I’m pleased the court recognizes the importance of this effort.”
After viewing images recorded by the MLEIN system, Judge Price ruled that despite the watermen’s denials to the contrary, “it is clear to this court that you were in and out of the sanctuary, oystering.”
“We are grateful to the court for accepting the use of MLEIN in our conservation law enforcement efforts and to Governor O’Malley for supporting the development of this system,” said DNR Secretary Joe Gill.
Judge Price noted that William Catlin has a history of crabbing, oystering and fishing violations dating back to 1982, and that Irving Catlin has natural resources convictions going back to 1979.
She dismissed the watermen’s claims that it is sometimes difficult to stay outside the protected area and offered a suggestion: “If you’re afraid of drifting into a sanctuary then don’t go anywhere near one.”
MLEIN, adapted from the Pentagon’s geo-fencing initiative, became fully operational last fall. Each of the units in the network is able to cover up to 20 miles on the Chesapeake Bay, reaching from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to the Virginia state line.
“This is MLEIN’s first full season on the Bay, acting as an extra set of eyes for our officers,” said Col. George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent. “As we refine and expand its capabilities, and officers grow more comfortable working with it, we are confident the result we be more arrests and more convictions of poachers who steal Maryland’s natural resources.”

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