Call to stiffen laws worries town built by guns

Posted on August 24, 2012

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Almost 200 years ago, a young man named Eliphalet Remington Jr. forged his first rifle barrel at his father's ironworks here in the Mohawk Valley. These days, the Remington Arms factory in this village, midway between Albany and Syracuse, is one of the few large manufacturers still prospering in a part of upstate New York that was once filled with them.
But now residents of Ilion, a community whose history and economy are indelibly linked to one of America's more celebrated gunmakers, are starting to worry about Remington's future.

Read the article: The New York Times

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