Larry Keane (@lkeane) February 15, 2014
Numerous sources are reporting Saturday that gun manufacturer Remington Outdoor is bringing as many as 2,000 jobs to Huntsville, Ala. The company is expected to make the announcement Monday.
The Military Times reports that Remington Outdoor is purchasing a 500,000 square foot facility to help meet “unprecedented demand” for its products. It also reports that the company was courted by no fewer than 24 states and localities. It’s unclear yet what effect the expansion will have on the company’s existing facility in Ilion, New York.
Last year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, which created an assault weapon registry and banned magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. This January, Magpul announced that it would be pulling out of Colorado and moving its operations and manufacturing to Wyoming and Texas, following the passage of comprehensive gun control measures in that state.