Mayor Stephens of Ilion got a phone call last week and yesterday he decided to sit down for a live interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight". The segment ran last night (Monday night). Would you like to know what Mayor John Stephens had to say to Piers?

The interview with other guests as well lasted about six minutes with Piers asking Mayor Stephens the first question. Morgan asked him if he thought the increase in guns had a direct impact on the increase in gun violence. Stephens answer was "no". Mayor Stevens went on to say,

We need to slow down the entire process. We need to step back. We need to think about things. We can't have this knee jerk reaction that's been going on. From my perspective as the CEO of Ilion, which houses Remington Arms, and it has for 200 years, my concern is keeping that alive. And the job retention and the economic development of Remington within the Village of Ilion, New York.

Remington Arms just added another 100 jobs a couple of weeks ago and the company employs 1300.

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