Remington Arms Considering A Move Away From Hometown Ilion
Remington Arms, America's oldest gunmaker, seems to be considering a move away from the Herkimer County Village where it all started nearly 200 years ago.
A report filed today in The Tennessean newspaper claims that Remington executives have been touring several sites in Nashville with the intention of moving a portion or all of their operations from Ilion. The report claims that Remington is considering the move after Governor Andrew Cuomo's New York Safe Act was enacted earlier this year. The Safe Act banned certain guns, including a semi-automatic rifle made at the plant in Ilion. While the Safe Act bans the sale of the rifle in New York, it does not ban the manufacturing of the gun. More details will follow on this developing story during First News with Keeler in the Morning starting at 6am on WIBX and WIBX950.com.