ILION, N.Y. – The CEO of the Remington facility in Ilion has responded to new state legislation that could hold gun makers liable if their products create a “public nuisance.”
Cuomo signed the legislation on Thursday, which allows lawsuits to be filed in cases where “reasonable controls and procedures are not in place” leading to public endangerment.
NEWSChannel 2 asked RemArms CEO Ken D’Arcy if the company would consider leaving New York because of the new law.
“Nothing is set in stone; this poorly thought-out legislation is one more thing showing New York State is not business friendly and in particular has no understanding of the firearms industry. The idea this legislation will curtail crime is absurd,” he said in a statement.
The Ilion plant resumed production in April under new ownership following Remington Arms’ bankruptcy and subsequent sale of the facility.