Good Job Governor Cuomo! 2,000 2nd Amendment Supporters are Leaving New York

Governor Cuomo is a steadfast opponent of the 2nd Amendment and those who support it. First it was the SAFE Act. That was the hastily passed act that outlawed “assault weapons” and magazines with over seven rounds.

Then there was this

“You’re seeing that play out in New York. There’s SAFE-ACT. The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE-ACT. It was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate. Their problem is not me and the Democrats, their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are “right to life,” “pro assault weapon” “anti-gay”? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are. If they’re moderate Republicans, like in the Senate right now, who control the Senate — moderate Republicans have a place in this state.”

Governor Cuomo’s just not a fan of conservatives. He insists that the quote that we’ve highlighted was taken out of context by conservatives so we’ve included the context. You can judge for yourself, but we find the highlighted portion of his rant to fit right in to the rant of an intolerant jerk.

The Democrats – and their Democrat-Lite Republican counterparts – SAFE Act was so ill-thought-out that when it was first passed NY police could no longer legally carry their weapons. Obviously the bill was passed in such a fevered haste after Newtown nobody bothered to read it. (Where have we seen that before?)

Well, New York State is about to pay the price for the fevered actions of feckless Democrats and stupid, spineless, no principle Republicans.

Even the New York Times – back in August of last year after SAFE Act passage – recognized the problem.

…residents of Ilion, a community whose history and economy are indelibly linked to one of America’s more celebrated gunmakers, are starting to worry about Remington’s future. The recent mass shootings at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado and at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin have galvanized advocates of tougher gun laws in Albany, and Remington has made it clear that such laws could prompt it to leave New York for a more sympathetic state.

While elsewhere the debate over gun control includes talk of balancing constitutional rights with public safety, here residents are most concerned with a little-discussed element of the gun industry: economics.

We’ve seen that concern on the part of gun and accessory manufacturers in Colorado Connecticut, and Maryland, and it hasn’t played well for the pathetic progressive gun grabbers in those states. It looks like it’s not going to work out well for New York State either.

High level sources have informed Yellowhammer News that Remington, one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers, will on Monday join Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in announcing that they are bringing over 2,000 jobs to Alabama.

The company is viewing the move into Alabama as an expansion, but it will likely impact their Ilion, NY plant as well. The New York facility currently employees around 1,200 people. It is expected to stay open, but with a reduced workforce.

The only reason I could find to be upset by this is that Remington didn’t move to Arizona.

Remington has been a fixture in upstate New York for a couple of hundred years. We fully expect to see them moving jobs out of New York on a consistent basis over the next few years. Remington’s corporate headquarters is in North Carolina and three of their manufacturing sites are in the south as well. Ilion is the only presence they have in New York State.

Interestingly enough, the Ilion plant builds the “Bushmaster”, an AR15 variant that was specifically targeted by the SAFE Act.

Here was the response to Governor Cuomo from Alabama’s Governor and Speaker of the State House of Representatives.

“In Alabama we strongly support and uphold our great U.S. Constitution on which our nation and our states were founded,” Bentley told Yellowhammer. “The Constitution serves to protect individual Freedoms. Among them are those guaranteed in the Second Amendment, which protects the right of the people to keep and bear Arms. We will protect the Freedoms of individuals and welcome any one or any company to Alabama to discover as so many have, that we are a pro-business state filled with good, hardworking people.”

If he doesn’t want hard working pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment people in his state, we will gladly take them here in Alabama,” Speaker Hubbard added.

Pretty well sums it up, we think.

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980.Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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  • stan25

    The Teamsters are not too happy about the move either. That move will further erode their dues paying membership.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      Gosh, what happens when two left-wing ideologies collide? Do you run the gun making union members out of town in the name of gun control, or buckle down and look for that union label, no matter how despicable? “The federal government on Tuesday indicted multiple union members for burning down a Quaker church in 2012.”

      http://freebeacon.com/union-members-indicted-for-burning-down-quaker-church/

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Old news. And this sort of thing goes back to Mario Cuomo. Policies, laws, regulations, elections, all of them have severe consequences. Ultimately people with modicums of ambitions and means will vote with their feet. Check out the net population absorpion rates of the likes of North Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, and then compare them to the ghastly declines of New York and its ilk. The numbers speak for themselves. The political problem, of course, is that you can win the presidency on the strength of the dying states. Obama is Exh. 1. And no matter how much they’re circling the drain the dying states still get the same two senators as the viable states.

    • stan25

      Yes, but they lose house seats. That is where the majority of the electoral votes come from. The states that are getting the influx from benefit by the move, while the states that lose them are losing their power base in the House of Representatives. What galls the Northeast establishment more than anything, is that the backwards South (in their minds) is getting all of the jobs without union interference

  • 914

    Great job Como! Barack and Detroit are proud of you..

  • jim_m

    “If he doesn’t want hard working pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment people in his state, we will gladly take them here in Alabama,”

    I can tell you categorically that Cuomo, or any other lefty for that matter, does not want anyone who is hard working, Pro-life OR pro-2nd amendment in their state. Any one of those is a reason for them to drive you away.

  • GarandFan

    Cuomo supports the 2nd Amendment. He got his State Homeland Security Adviser a CCW permit c/o of the General Services Administration. Seems the “Security Adviser”, who has NO police powers, has been carrying a weapon for some time. It only came to light when this idiotic bureaucrat decided to use the laser sight on his weapon as a “pointer” during a presentation to representatives from Sweden. Only problem was when he painted the heads of a couple of these representatives while waving his Glock around.

    • jim_m

      When carry licenses are “may issue” you end up with idiots and criminals being the only ones who carry,

  • Retired military

    I am not an expert on this subject. I saw in another article that this wont affect the Remington factory that is currently in NY but that a new factory will not be built in NY. From what I saw no old jobs in NY will be affected. Nor will the opening of a new factory in GA nescessarily mean that 2000 NYers will leave NY and go to GA for those 2000 jobs.
    Did Cuomo’s policy affect the placement of the new factory? I would assume that this is a correct assumption.
    In short Mr Becker I believe that your title may be somewhat sensationalized.
    Feel free to show me where I am incorrect and I will duly apologize.

    • Steve Won

      retired military let me first say I thank you for serving this great country which I am a citizen by choice. I deeply respect your sacrifices and the honor in which you have served….To answer your question I believe you are correct however it states they will keep the Ilion plant open but with a reduced workforce….So I believe this is the beginning of a slow withdraw to prevent the towns collapse….I think Remington understands what will happen so they are taking a cautious approach but really only time will tell.

  • LiberalNightmare

    2000 people that might vote against him next time, Couomo is pleased as punch.

    As far as the taxes they take with them,no problemo! Cuomu will just raise the taxes on the fools who keep voting for him to make up the difference.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Cuomo was simply saying, correctly I might add, that the national brand of GOP politics wouldn’t work in NY, that it has to be tailored to to New York and NYC’s unique brotherly cultures.

    As for pissed off Teamsters Unions, I say good riddance to Remington. In fact, move your whole company to Alabama, and then they can manufacture close to their base (paranoid gun nuts).

    • jim_m

      Yep. New Yorkers don’t need jobs. They will just suck of the government teat, just ask this parasite.

      Hey, is NYC’s “brotherly culture” the reason the sidewalks around central park reek of urine?

    • jim_m

      You mean paranoid gun nuts like Dwayne Ferguson, who brought a handgun into a NY public school and now claims that it is all an innocent mistake because he’s an anti-gun crusader so the laws should not apply to him.

      Careful who you are calling paranoid. It looks like there are quite a few paranoid gun nuts on the left. After all, why would Dwayne Ferguson need a gun at all? He’s the one campaigning, telling us that we should all trust the government to protect us. If he’s so sure that the government can protect everyone else then the only reason that he would be carrying a gun is some irrational paranoia.

      Maybe he’ll get off with an insanity plea, but then that would mean surrendering his guns.

    • Jwb10001

      Well maybe Cuomo can set up some sort of camps or something for those poor stupid unfortunates that disagree with him politically. Because after all according you this non supported thought shouldn’t be tolerated in the oh so tolerant liberal utopia of NY.