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Schumer to Bushmaster gunmakers in 2011: “Knock on my door” if regulations become too burdensome

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has been at the forefront of calling for new gun control laws in the wake of the Newtown shootings. He uses somewhat different rhetoric though when gun manufacturers are willing to locate or expand in operations in his state.

Here’s a March, 2011 report from Newsradio WIBX in Ilion, NY:

Remington Arms’s parent company is consolidating and closing the Bushmaster Firearms facility in Maine.  But, that’s good news locally as 40 to 50 jobs will be relocated to Ilion.

Plant Manager Jim Rabbia says the facility in Ilion continues to add jobs as parent company, Freedom Group International, looks to streamline operations.


Senator Charles Schumer joined Remington officials for the announcement. He said the additional jobs locally strengthens the plant’s ability to compete for federal contracts.

Schumer also encouraged company officials to ‘knock on my door’ if they ever feel the process for contract bidding has become unfair, or if federal regulations become overburdernsome. (Emphasis added.)




  1. tucsondon

    December 29th, 2012

    Potential door knockers will hear a rendition of Dave Edmunds “I Hear You Knocking (but you can’t come in).

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  2. persecutor

    December 29th, 2012

    “Hypocrisy, thy name is Schumer!”

    I seem to recall reading years ago that Upchuck possesses a full NY carry permit. I guess his philosophy is “2A for me, but not for thee.”

    What a maroon.

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    December 29th, 2012

    Upchuck Schumer, this elitist despicable POS is absolutely why we need TERM LIMITS! :mad:

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  4. AQT214

    December 29th, 2012

    Term limits, hell. We need a citizenry that is intelligent, aware and fed up with the royalty that our legislators have become.

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  5. Tim

    December 29th, 2012

    Chuckie really is an odious puke.

    You gotta ask y’self – what is it with New Yorkers and their affinity for odious pukes?


    New York doesn’t have ONE SINGLE honest politician.

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  6. Carlos The Jackal

    December 29th, 2012

    I’d love to ‘knock on his door when regulations become overburdensome,’ but I don’t think we have the same solution in mind.

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  7. Corona

    December 29th, 2012

    (singing) “Come and knock on our dooooor…”

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  8. Nutjob

    December 29th, 2012

    Maybe the urinal news will do a story on democrats who took gun lobby campaign money or print a map of it.

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  9. Nutjob

    December 29th, 2012

    But I guess it wouldn’t matter the left would say they were forced to take gun lobby money at gunpoint.

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  10. Wily Coyote

    December 29th, 2012

    Tried talking with chuck once a couple years ago, 30 seconds into it I turned and walked away after realizing what a brain dead person he is.

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  11. Anonymous

    December 29th, 2012

    Oh My!

    This company set up its manufacturing operation in Canandaigua earlier after receiving a $100,000 New York State Community Development Block Grant.

    And yes, these guns are popular among and being sold private citizens.


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