Jack E. Kemp
Recently in American Thinker, Michael Filozof described the new New York gun law, the "SAFE" Act as a Rape of the Second Amendment. In his conclusion he stated:
The SAFE Act must be resisted on all levels. I urge firearm manufacturers, like Remington and Kimber, to leave New York State as soon as possible and stop paying taxes to a government that seeks to suppress the right to own their products.
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Well, someone is listening to Mr. Filozof - or coming up with the idea on their own.
From the Utica, NY, Observer-Dispatch:
Remington being courted by legislators from at least 5 states
By ROB JUTEAU
GateHouse News Service
Posted Feb 01, 2013 @ 06:05 AM
At least five states have contacted the parent company of Remington Arms to encourage the gun manufacturer to relocate in response to New York’s new, tougher gun control laws.
Lawmakers from Michigan, South Carolina, Arizona and Oklahoma have all sent letters to Remington’s owner, Freedom Group, since the state Legislature passed tougher gun control legislation two weeks ago. Texas first contacted the company in November 2012.
“When you hear news like this it does raise a high level of concern because of what the other states could potentially offer, but at the same time we have reached out to Remington and Freedom Group to let them know we support them and that we will continue to support them,” Herkimer County (New York) Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Mark Feane said during a telephone interview Thursday afternoon.
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Of course, New York can afford the loss of jobs because they are making so much money from fracking oil. Err...wait. The Governor has yet to make a decision on allowing that, so there is no tax revenue and jobs coming from that. Well, at least the Dodgers haven't left Brooklyn. Wait! This just in...