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.

https://twitter.com/TheScottOden/status/434796832615841792

  • Jay Stevens

    Now, all Remington needs to do, when the new plant is up and running, is bring down the rest of their employees.

    • karmafordems

      They’ll keep the unions out too

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        I can only hope so. “Union” is a dirty word.

        • Meech204

          Except for when its a man and a woman. :-)

          • Maryland_Malcontent

            Touche

      • Ariadnea

        New York is en route and on schedule to becoming Detroit.

        • CrushAllDems

          And it can’t happen soon enough…

    • Michelle ✓classified

      *With the exception of any who actually voted for Cuomo. #ElectionsHaveConsequences

    • serfer62

      Jay…how many of those employees are Kommiecrats?

      Best start over with new employees in a Red State

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Yep, be careful what you wish for. Some folks take others at their word, no matter how stupid their word is.

    • Ariadnea

      How many employees in New York will lose their jobs, and how many local jobs, institutions, businesses, and organization (profit & non profit) depend on those employees’ (and their families) continued support and patronage? Watch out for the Domino effect New York! The continued bleeding, no matter how slow, will kill anyone’s community and economy

      Politicians are nothing but symptoms, it’s those greedy, freebie-loving, and common sense-bankrupt-voters who are mainly to blame. Politicians have no power if voters don’t hand it readily to them. Those who did not sweat, work, and bled for their freedom don’t understand that freedom, without vigilance, is not for keeps. People who don’t get this, don’t deserve to keep it!

      • BeautifulAmerica

        So very true.

  • HindaRifka

    Gee, 2,000 less makers in NY. No big deal, right Cuomo? I mean, I’m sure there mostly extremists & gun-toting #2A crazies that you wanted gone anyway. It sure is great when everything turns out just the way you want, huh??

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Yup, he flat-out said NY didn’t want their kind in his state.

      • BeautifulAmerica

        But, but, but…democraps love everyone!

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Frightful avatar you have there; vampirish.

  • Maxx

    There used to be two certainties in life, “death and taxes.”

    However, at the rate liberal governors are hemorrhaging employment , “departing jobs from blue states” might as well be added to the list.

    What the northeast doesn’t want (gun manufacturing jobs), the south will be more than happy to accept. You see Governor Cuomo, tax your rich all you want but people in the south realize when citizens have jobs, they spend money and that action usually ends up creating MORE jobs.

    • karmafordems

      Southern states also have lower tax rates. More iced tea for me!

      • CR

        I left NY for FL (which many are doing, see the stats on FL overtaking NY in population w/in the next couple years.) What I save on my taxes on my income pays 1/2 of my mortgage here in a nice little house on a canal leading to the bay.

        • karmafordems

          I hope you’re bringing conservatives with you, and leaving Yankees behind

          • CR

            Small “c” conservatives, so no worries on us. I don’t associate with democrats b/c I find them insufferably smug and too stupid to converse with despite being in love w/ their own intelligence!

          • BeautifulAmerica

            LMAO.
            Also, do you read the sharktank.com?

        • Maryland_Malcontent

          Unfortunately, Florida has become a blue state. It is getting to the point where we might just have to cut it off and send it crashing down on Cuba. A long-term blue state can be restored to red, but a state just turning blue cannot, not for decades. Florida has way too many electoral votes for it to be blue.

          • CR

            My hope is that w/ B0 off the ticket, a lot of the Obamaphone voters won’t bother to turn out. Plus, as more people retire & move to FL, maybe we can get more conservatives coming in…

          • karmafordems

            So maybe Allen West might just be a good idea for POTUS? Serves a dual purpose

          • CR

            My opinion, in 2016, we just need to nominate someone who can WIN. I don’t care who it is. Obviously, I’d like Pres. Ted Cruz or Prez. Walker. But the end-all-be-all bottom line is we need to win because we CANNOT have Hillary or Biden or anyone else the dems would put up.

            The left has gone so far left, if we get another 4 years of den government after B0 then this country is done. Truly, done. I’m honestly not sure if it is not already too late, especially as we see what B0 does with his pen of destruction in the next few years.

          • Daryl Watson

            What we need are people in the House of Representatives with the backbone to do their job and control the purse strings. It was set up to be the most powerful branch because it is suppose to be the closet to the people. Get rid of professional politicians, TERM LIMITS.

          • DallenH

            2014 is more important that 2016. Get everyone you know fired up to remove power from Harry Reid!!!

          • ceemack

            Um…you were probably in a coma for a few years, CR, and don’t recall that your position gave us John McCain and Mitt Romney.

          • DrEvil007

            CR stated he wanted someone who can/will win. That removes McCain and Romney from consideration.

          • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

            I remember long ago (like maybe 70s/80s) a stand-up comedian (I think a NYer) saying “Florida isn’t really the South, it’s a piece of Long Island that broke off and drifted.”

          • NickGranite

            I don’t know if we’re quite blue yet. I think Obama was a special case.The south is definitely blue, the north red. We do have a republican governor which of course is a statewide vote. We are definitely a toss-up state.

          • Maryland_Malcontent

            Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Rep. West out of office, all but openly embracing illegals, constant influx of older people who, despite being too old to be in ignorance, still vote leftist, State prosecuted Zimmerman (revealing at least one judge in FL who is not only horribly incompetent but also in the tank for obama)….

        • Clete Torres

          Problem with this is that the ones swelling your FL population are blue-state libs from NY and NJ. The farther south in FL you go, the farther north you wind up.

        • NickGranite

          I was born in Baltimore and now live a half block off St Andrew’s bay in Panama City for the price of a hovel in the Northeast. Talk about an upgrade.

        • BeautifulAmerica
    • CR

      The good thing about this is, hopefully anyone from NY who relocates as a result of this move is someone who is pro-gun/conservative so you won’t have liberal idiots migrating and bringing their terrible politics with them. We do NOT need any more states destroyed by liberals fleeing the messes they’ve made.

      I also laugh so hard every time I see that commercial on TV encouraging businesses to come to NY b/c they’ll be given favorable tax breaks. Umm, I thought the liberals were against tax breaks for corporations. Hypocritical morons.

      • SouthTexasFrac

        I laugh when that come on, too! What really gets me is it’s on Fox News Channel all the time. What a waste of money for New York.

        • UpNorth2

          Well, New Yawk wants the commercial to be seen by folks, that’s why it’s on FOX and not MSNBC.

        • DrEvil007

          But they raise taxes for everyone else to make up for the “lost” revenue. Fascism is so great as it allows the State to select winners and losers instead of leaving it up to millions of individuals who have a tendency to select incorrectly, according to the left.

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        If only Red states could impose some sort of filter on potential voters to keep the blue out. Unfortunately, so many Red states can automagically have any attempts at voting reform shot down by the feds. While this move won’t directly bring in the “blues”, I’d bet money that it will indirectly :(

        …why did we ever do away with the “must have skin in the game to vote” setup? If we’d retained that, progressivism would have never happened.

        • CR

          Too bad red states cannot impose a requirement that you must own at least one gun to live there. That would scare off a lot of the liberals.

          I don’t know why we don’t impose a rule that only taxpayers can vote. And now we have Eric Holder running around trying to give felons their voting rights back. The dems entire electoral strategy is to motivate the absolute dregs of society to vote in huge numbers.

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            The dems entire electoral strategy is to motivate the absolute dregs of society to vote for them in huge numbers… repeatedly. FIFY! Jawamax 8<{D}

        • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

          They called it racist, like they do with voting ID’s. To which a smart person would respond with “Sooooo you admit minorities have no skin in the game and are too stupid and poor to get proper identification?” Yea pretty much explains it.

      • Maxx

        As a result of decades of northeast liberal migration, I live in a predominantly blue county down here in south Florida. It would seem to me that weather isn’t the only reason many escape the northeast corridor and yet when these Camry-driving cotton-tops flee their miserable, womb-to-tomb tax states, they insist on bringing their failed liberal politics with ’em and slowly but surely, the three southern most counties of Florida are turning into New York-lite. One can only hope there are enough conservatives fleeing to north and central Florida from other states to offset this infestation of Democrats.

        • mdtljt

          They bring their moronic voting along with their “town center’ mentality and get their all in a knot because even tho they “LOVE the since of community and Southern hospitality they will ALWAYS know what’s best for the pedestrian voters no matter what….cuz 6 months in a community grants you that “right”…..please don’t look for a /sarc tag….the libprog jackholes will turn anywhere they move to into the locales they “fled from”. We have bumper stickers directed at the self-righteous Yamn Dankees….I-40 West….USE IT

          • ToyZebra

            Lewis Grizzard said it best. “Come down here. Eat our food. Marry our women. Just do us one favor. Don’t tell us how you used to do it back in Cleveland. We don’t care!”

          • Mary123s

            loved his works

        • Jim Denney

          “Cotton tops” (so named because all you can see from the car behind is their snow white head below the top of the steering wheel), gives ’em too much credit for cranial capacity. I prefer the term “Q-Tips.”

          • H50 ✓RAT

            We call them blue hairs. They travel in herds around the island.

          • Jim Denney

            Blue hairs? I thought it was San Franfabulous where you were supposed to wear flowers in your hair?

          • H50 ✓RAT

            I am where we wear flowers in our hair, but its not San Francisco, its tropical-licious baby. The rinse they use gets a little blue hue to it because of the salt air.

          • Jim Denney

            I THOUGHT I recognized your picture! I’m your third cousin twice removed (from Elizabeth Warren), and I’m booking a flight to Honolulu ASAP. The weather here in The People’s Republic of Merryland is cold and snowy. Can you meet me at the airport or should I get a cab?
            BTW, I love your high cheekbones, it reminds me of Oklahoma.

        • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          To add injury to insult, not only did they bring their liberal, bloodsucking ways with them, they brought bedbugs. Not really sure which is worse, but at least we’re allowed to kill the bedbugs.

        • ceemack

          That’s what happened to California years ago, although our invaders were hippies and not “cotton tops”.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Bullpups unlimited makes an excellent bullpup chassis for the Remington 870.

  • YesterdayzNewz

    I wish they would quit using the term “assault” weapon!!
    A rock is an assault weapon, if I assault you with it.
    My AK is a semi-automatic rifle. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • YesterdayzNewz

    Good to see 2,000 jobs in Alabama. How many were lost in NY, though?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Uncertain. The 1200 – employee plant in NY is going to be “scaled back” but not closed, also uncertain if any of those will be offered positions in Alabama. Mixed feelings, ya know? Gotta feel bad for anyone who does lose their job in such an industry, but at the same time there’s a certain sense that this is a hard lesson for those who support the regime that created these conditions.

      John Galt is a hard master.

  • SPCAndyJ

    Just wait until states like NY and CA are deemed too big to fail and the rest of us have to bail them out….

    • Spinmamma

      Wait?

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Oh Jeez, right there, that’s millions of bucks of income taxes that won’t be collected by NY State to pay for all the social programs and whatnot, but hey, let’s all salve our Proggie consciences, right, Moe? Just like you’ve done with fracking, you and your ex-bro-in-law Robert Kennedy– whose brother Joseph was the American puppet for Hugo Chavez’s petroleum monopoly, which of course had nothing to do with his sincere “environmentalist” opposition to it. Heaven forbid you should sully your hands with tax revenue from that equally-lawful business.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Nothing defines leadership quite like destroying your tax base while pizzing the treasury down the sewer.

      • mdtljt

        …and I thought Jimmy Carter was the Chief Pisswah….the current POtuS makes Carter & his bro Billy seem like a Rhodes Scholar!!!

        • Jay Stevens

          Actually, Jimmy Carter came very close to being selected.

  • carla5731

    Meanwhile they continue to run those Start-up NY ads touting 10 tax-free years for new and expanding businesses. Considering all of the regulation they have, I wonder if the trade-off is worth it in the end.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Short answer: No.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      Ah liberalism: massively tax everyone but your cronies, then when enough non-cronies leave, woo new cronies to avoid bankruptcy. As a MD resident, I know that pattern all too well.

  • Maryland_Malcontent

    Maryland drove out Beretta with its gun laws and the lib media here tries to justify it, saying that “if the price of these laws that will will prevent another Sandy Hook is that we lose 300 jobs, so be it”, not realizing that there will still be guns available. Another private business lost in MD.

    How they can look at the stack of bodies from the gun-based crime in MD that occurred after the unconstitutional-gun-ban went into effect here and think that any law will prevent “Sandy Hook 2.0” is doublethink at its finest. The local media here is truly run by idiots.

  • al hunt

    DEM SPIN:”2,000 new yorkers have more time to spend with family”

    ah yes the family time of playing hide and go seek from the repo man, huddling together to stay warm, the family outing to catch rats for dinner, liberal good times!!

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      But they’ll be able to become artists and start their own businesses! It’s the height of cruelty to force people to work to pay for healthcare and stuff. /sarc.

    • Washjeff

      and wait to get our of a sinking hole of missed mortgage payments that eventually lead to foreclosure.
      Obama’ Home Ownership programs are useless because banks still use fraudulent foreclosure tactics with courts, States and Federal regulatory agencies ( HUD), (Cuomo was Secretary of HUD), selling our homeowners even though the TARP money given to the banks were given without having to provide any mandatory accounting.
      Point is, liberal give out pennies compared to the big bucks they recoup from bribes appearing to be benevolent and thus procuring unearned votes.

  • Emilio Zapata

    i left nassau county in ’72, for a B-52d, never went back. keep it. you cant even breathe.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Good for you, Remington! I wouldn’t stay where I wasn’t wanted, either. Way to go, Cuomo, you cost your state 2,000 jobs.

  • Kingofthehill

    Funny, at least 3x a day I see a commercial from NY begging you to expand or start a new business in NY with 10 years of no taxes… pathetic pandering really and its nice to see Remington stand up and leave! Way to go Remington, PTR, Hi-Viz, Magpul, Beretta and many others leaving these anti-2a states to pro-2a states where you are welcomed. keep it up! its moves like this that make me consider buying 1 brand over another.

    • Kingofthehill

      check out how pathetic they are LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB5tJwS-3zw

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Only until “Pope Mario the Pious II” #RushLimbaugh needs more tax revenue, or ten years pass, whichever comes first… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Jay Stevens

      Another reason to consider one brand over another is that if you buy your weapon instate, the much maligned and abused Commerce Clause in the Constitution should not apply.

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        “the much maligned and abused Commerce Clause in the Constitution should not apply.”

        The varied applications of the Commerce Clause are more surprising than the Spanish Inquisition. *insert Monty Python skit here*

      • DrEvil007

        Not a chance; the Supremes have ruled that a farmer growing food for his personal use is subject to regulation under the Commerce Clause because if he didn’t grow it himself he would have purchased it from someone/somewhere else.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “Funny, at least 3x a day I see a commercial from NY begging you to expand or start a new business in NY with 10 years of no taxes.”

      And it’s funny how no one in New York’s government hierarchy is mentioning the other side of the public funding balance sheet hoping, I suppose, no one will notice.

      That other side of the public funding deal being existing business and the rest of the taxpayers in NY who will be subsidizing this tax free magnanimous offer for what? Ten years?!

      There are no free lunches and no such thing as Government money. Every penny of it was taken from someone and/or some business.

      Such a deal…

      P.S. Welcome to Flownoverville U.S.A. Big Green… I think you’ll like the locale.

      • Kingofthehill

        Im fully aware that the money has to come somewhere. I read somewhere that going into that deal/contract with NY for the tax free 10yr deal required you to guarantee any expansion or relocation not be out of the designated areas for i think it was 7 years.

        Then there are states like CA that pass a tax incentive for business/startups and then go back and sue them for previous tax revenues that were guaranteed to them… they simply changed their mind when they realize they needed more money and are still suing everyone that took part in the tax breaks.

        California’s Retroactive Tax collection against previously qualified and “Wooed” entrepreneurs http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/28/california-retroactive-tax_n_3173956.html

        • Thale Taxurfeet

          “Im fully aware that the money has to come somewhere.”

          I did not intend to imply otherwise and after reading my initial comment again, and noting that my reply started with And as in in addition to what you said, I do not believe I did.

          I was venting aloud about the absurdity of the notion some seem to hold with regard to government money/services.

          Your California link aptly illustrates that government’s appetite for the fruits of the labor of others is never satisfied. Nor can their promises be believed.

  • Suzyqpie

    Guns kill. The fork ate the cake. Same thinking.

  • bo1921

    Huntsville is a lovely city in north Alabama. We couldn’t be happier that Remington has decided to relocate here. The good people at Remington will not be disappointed in their decision.

    • HerodiousPeaskinner

      Congratulations! Of course, I’d been happier had they landed in Georgia, but just across the border makes me smile anyway.

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        “I’d been happier had they landed in Georgia, but just across the border makes me smile anyway.”

        Makes two of us, but it’s close enough for non-government work…

    • NRPax

      Huntsville was one of the places I was hammering away at for a job. Maybe next time.

      • DrEvil007

        Its a great little city.

  • Clete Torres

    NY government just keeps showing the nation how stupid they are, and how not to do things.

    Congratulations, Huntsville, you deserve this good fortune. Now, keep the lib-voting riff-raff out and you’ll be fine.

    • lcky9

      hey NY doesn’t have the ONLY stupid government .. not only did IL produce OBAMA for grooming they now have RAHM and Quinn all in lockstep with NY and are running business out of IL along with the populace ..

      • Clete Torres

        Nobody’s arguing that. Hellinois is incredibly stupid, both from a voting and governing standpoint. As soon as I’m able, I’m outtahere for the sunny climes of AZ.

    • Lisa Dean

      We will try @Clete Torres, we will try. 😉

      • Clete Torres

        You down there, Lisa? I’ll be passing thru on the way to Destin, early April, for a wedding.

        • Lisa Dean

          Yep, in the county though. Hubby is so excited about Remmington coming to Huntsville, he’s joked about leaving his Gov job as a mechanical engineer and working for them. 😉

          • Clete Torres

            Is he at Redstone?

          • Lisa Dean

            Yes he is.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Yep, I can hear Andy “Pope Mario the Pious II” Cuomo #RushLimbaugh singing “I Love-er, Own New York…” As 2,000 jobs move south (literally and figuratively)…Maybe I’ll move to Huntsville to look for a job with Remmington… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Sharkteeth

      You will love Huntsville.

  • MarcusFenix

    The same people who helped run them off are the same people who are going to have to try and make up for the tax shortfall that is produced as a result.

    Three guesses how that will work out.

  • Guest

    “Unprecedented demand.”

    Interesting way to say people are hoarding ammo preparing for the next Civil War.

  • WhoDat

    They’re not leaving NY, yet.

    They just upgraded their plant and got a taxpayer funded job to make military sniper rifles.

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/02/remington_outdoor_co_to_open_factory_in_alabama.html

    • Lisa Dean

      A lot could have happened since last May. I’m going to go look at the contract and see if it states production has to be done exclusively in NY. And of course an aide for Cuomo is going to spin this so Cuomo doesn’t look any worse than he already does….

  • AZWarrior

    Congratulations to Remington for a smart business move, and to Huntsville for being the kind of place a company can be proud to be.

  • Steven Sweeney

    Proof once again that Liberals and jobs don’t mix..unless you donate 500k for an ambassadorship!

  • HerodiousPeaskinner

    Note to all gun and ammo manufacturers: The South welcomes you! Y’all please come. We appreciate what you bring.

  • Paul C.

    The LEFT used to just shoot them self in the FOOT…………….now they AIM.

  • $84598387

    The Peoples Republic of Martyland just lost 300 jobs from a company who has been making firearms for over 420 years. They survived Mussolini, Hitler, Napoleon, wars, famines, many types of governments.

    They could not survive the progressive politicians who only wield a pen, of Martyland and were forced to expand in Tennessee, a RIGHT TO WORK STATE.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      I used to drive by the Beretta facility on the way to NOS Indian Head. There was not much there at the time. Looks like The People’s Republic of Maryland policies have it trending back in that direction.

      Glad I left that state long ago.

  • Conservative Pitbull

    Here’s how dim libs kill jobs. They open their mouth.

    • Calcat36

      And they make regulation seem like a good thing.

    • lainer51

      and breathe.

  • Larry J Parr

    While term limits are certainly a way to prevent the crazy from getting any worse in Washington, voting out ALL incumbents, no matter which side of the aisle kills any of the backdoor deals that now govern what gets passed and what doesn’t. Imagine the few old timers that slip by such a voter agenda facing a majority of freshmen congressmen and women, all with nothing but the Constitution in their hands as a guide to government’s responsibility.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    So in answer to Cuomo’s question, “Who are these people?”, they’re the ones that USED TO provide jobs and tax revenue to the state of New Facist York.

  • Sharkteeth

    We in Huntsville want to thank Progressive Gun Grabbers everywhere for the infusion 2000 new jobs. They are coming to a State that will ignore any new Federal Gun Laws.

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    Take the guns, leave the unions.

  • RedSoloCup

    Hopefully they will be non-union.

    ESAD, Cuomo.

  • lainer51

    “Way to go, loser Cuomo.” Hey, that may look good on a T shirt.

  • OpenTheDoor

    Looks like Remington got the memo.
    Huntsville is a highly educated and skilled area.
    Lots of high tech in Huntsville.
    Besides Remington in Huntsville, how cool is that?

  • scottieraymond

    …and then the Northerners move down here in NC (where the jobs are) and they all faithfully vote Liberal Democrat!! Were literally being out-voted by Northerners who cant put together that northern liberal policies caused the jobs to move down South!!! I have people I work with trying to unionize!!! I’m so frustrated…I scream at them, “you people don’t get it!!!”

  • Brian

    This move by Remington is both very wise and strategic business sense. I live in Huntsville, Alabama and I’m very excited to see them come here. Here are four reason why they are moving to Huntsville, Alabama! We are home to Redstone Arsenal, Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park. We have superior engineering capability. Now we’ll have a mix both of missiles and rifles!

    (1) Remington Wins USSOCOM PSR (Precision Sniper Rifle). Remington Defense, who are already supplying the US Army with the XM2010 sniper rifle system, have just been awarded the coveted USSOCOM PSR (Precision Sniper Rifle) contract. Remington will produce 5,150 of their new bolt action Remington Modular Sniper Rifle.
    (2) Their new location in Huntsville is right next door to Redstone Arsenal, which is only a few miles from The United States Army Materiel Command, Army’s Aviation and Missile Command, the Missile Defense Agency. Also, don’t forget about Research Park and all if the elite engineers that are in Huntsville. Now we’ll have a mix of missiles and rifles!
    (3) New York legislature passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act.
    (4) Liberal politicians/media hate guns and also the people who make and use them.

    ROLL TIDE!!!

  • Lindakl

    Liberal/socialists put themselves out of business.