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

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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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