Just recently, we had to deliver some bad news coming out of Colt, and unfortunately we have more to report today.
It appears that more than 100 employees at a Remington Arms plant in Ilion, New York, have been laid off along with 16 other employees at a Lexington, Kentucky, plant. This is all on top of 39 layoffs in Huntsville, Alabama, in 2016.
Officials at Remington Arms have pointed the finger at a weakened firearms business, while New York State officials have blamed increasing restrictions on legal gun owners.
State Assemblyman Brian Miller of the 101st District released this statement regarding the recent layoffs:
“This is upsetting. It’s very troubling that 122 of our neighbors have lost their jobs due to poor economic policies pushed by Gov. Cuomo and Assembly Democrats as well as the SAFE Act. Make no mistake, there is a direct correlation. My staff and I remain fully committed to helping those affected by layoffs and will assist them and their families in any way we can.”