New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's recent threats for more gun control scares the fire out of the folks at the 1,000 employee Remington factory in Ilion, NY. Story at CNBC.com:
But now 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.
Note to Remington: There are plenty of low tax Red states that would love to have the factory there. In fact, many jurisdictions will give you all sorts of concessions to get you to move. (I would like to suggest Midland, Texas, but the board in charge of development grants prefer betting on the hare over the tortoise.)