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Remington Arms plant in Ilion solicited in wake of new gun law

by Jim Kenyon, CNYCentral.com  |  published on February 17, 2013

Could New York’s new gun law force the Remington Arms company to move out of Ilion?

After the passage of the NY Safe Act two weeks ago, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan publicly urged the Remington Arms parent company to move its Ilion, New York, plant to South Carolina.

“Doing so would help the company avoid the ‘enemies’ of the Second Amendment,” said Duncan.

In a letter to the chief executive of the Freedom Group, which owns Remington Arms, Duncan wrote: “In South Carolina, we believe in the right to keep and bear arms.”

The attempt to lure the Remington plant out of state is not sitting well with the people of Ilion. “It would be a real shame for the Mohawk Valley,” Nick Novier told CNY Central’s Jim Kenyon.

At the present time, there is no other industry to speak of. This is it.

The Remington Arms Company was established in Ilion in 1816. It currently employs 1,300 people from throughout the Mohawk Valley, just east of Utica.

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