Charles Schumer: “Remington Arms is becoming the economic engine of Herkimer County.”

Wait. What? Charles Schumer as in Senator Charles Schumer? Yup. Chuck was speaking at Remington’s official announcement (reported by that they’re adding 40 to 50 new jobs—building assault rifles. “Thanks to Remington’s continued confidence in this capable work force, we’re going to see even more good-paying jobs at the plant, creating positive ripple effects throughout the region. The addition of these jobs strengthens the ability of the Remington plant in Ilion to compete for the many Department of Defense small arms M-4 and M-16 style firearms.” Not to mention the fact that these jobs are the direct result of shuttering Bushmaster’s Maine factory and folding its marketing ops into the Freedom Group borg. Or that Bushmaster sells plenty of modern home defense sporting rifles (that hold more than 10 bullets) to civilians. Huh.


  1. avatar 2yellowdogs says:

    Guns are evil. And gun makers are even eviler. Unless they’re made in my state. By voters. Who could vote for me. I have no further comment.

  2. avatar TTACer says:

    I have always thought that it was weird that so many gun manufacturers seem to be in the most anti states.

    1. avatar John Fritz says:

      I’ve often have had that same thought. Do they have metal detectors for when you leave work at Springfield Armory?

      1. avatar TTACer says:


  3. avatar 2yellowdogs says:

    This inspires a haiku.

    Schumer’s the biggest
    hypocrite in the Senate.
    But then, you knew that.

    1. avatar John Fritz says:

      Will this be a regular feature?

      1. avatar 2yellowdogs says:

        I think it should be. I think we need Gun Haiku Fridays. Then, at some point, we can publish the best of them in a book. We’ll all be rich.

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