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The Telegram
  • Remington Arms releases Facebook statement on gun laws

  • Remington Arms has made an announcement on its Facebook page regarding the New York Safe Act.

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  • Remington Arms has made an announcement on its Facebook page regarding the New York Safe Act.
    The Ilion gunmaker has been quiet for the most part since stricter gun laws were passed in New York after the Newtown, Conn. shootings in December 2012 that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.
    Since the new gun laws were passed, several states reportedly have contacted Remington Arms in hopes of luring the company to areas with more lenient gun laws.
    Here is what Remington posted on its Facebook page Tuesday night:
    To our Remington fans,
    We believe the NY SAFE Act is unconstitutional and was passed in a questionable fashion.
    Remington and its employees worked diligently with pro-gun legislators to prevent the Act's passage. We actively participated in the Albany rallies and drove the letter-writing campaign to stop this anti-gun legislation.
    The recently awarded Department of Defense (Special Operations Command) contract, questioned by some as a "pay-off," has been in development for years -- it has nothing to do with NY State.
    While we are unhappy with the misguided acts of our elected politicians, Remington will not run or abandon its loyal and hard working 1,300 employees without considerable thought and deliberation. Laws can be overturned and politicians voted out of office, but the decisions we make today will affect our people, their families and entire communities for generations.
    Please bear with us as we determine the most appropriate way to satisfy our customers and protect our employees.

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