Gun manufacturer devastated following massacre

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    ILION, N.Y. -- The Remington Arms factory is at the center of this small village, straddled midway between Albany and Syracuse in the Mohawk Valley, towering over nearly every corner of the small downtown.

    It may also be at the center of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    A Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic rifle was among the three powerful weapons crazed gunman Adam Lanza used in his bloody rampage.

    And it was the Bushmaster -- a semi-automatic, military--style assault rifle - that Lanza fired to massacre 20 schoolchildren and six adult staffers.

    Manufacture of the rifle was moved to Remington's Ilion factory in March 2011, providing a morbid link between this tight-knit town of just over 8,000 and the postcard-perfect New England community of Newtown.

    Machinist Carl Bovay, 46, said if Lanza's weapon was manufactured after production moved to Ilion, there is roughly a one-in-three chance that he worked on the gun. The thought, he said, has weighed heavily on him and a handful of colleagues.

    "I keep telling myself that I did not make that barrel," said Bovay, who made a point to mention that he does not personally own any firearms.

    Gun manufacturer devastated following massacre - StamfordAdvocate
     
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    WOW! That gun was made in NEW YORK?????
     
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    Chris if you hang yourself with a belt should we outlaw those too?
     
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    Man, I feel bad for those people.

    To think that you might have helped manufacture the weapon that helped kill innocents is probably hard to swallow.

    What someone needs to tell them is that its not any fault of theirs. Once that firearm leaves their factory, they are not responsible for who uses it and how.
     
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    I don't believe the gun makers themselves are evil. Gun are part of the American transition and people who work for gun companies are honest Americans I'm sure.

    It's the ignorant and vile NRA fuckers who won't let us even have a conversation about how we can be safer and protect each other.

    Guess what NRA, you now get to STFU. Any Congressman who tries to stop the American people from making changes will have the names and faces of 20 children plastered on every negative ad run against them in 2014.
     
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    Belts aren't made to kill ...
     
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    It's the same ignorant response from you fuckers all day.

    20 children are dead and you still don't know your place.
     
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    Backlash to school shootings call for more gun control...

    After School Massacre, Mourning and Calls for Action
    December 15, 2012 — Police have not yet released all the names of the victims of a mass shooting at an elementary school in the northeastern state of Connecticut, but some reports have emerged on school staff slain as they tried to protect the children. The massacre has renewed calls for stronger gun control laws in the U.S.
    See also:

    Mass Killings in US Happening More Frequently
    December 14, 2012 - Mass killings in the U.S., like Friday's schoolhouse slaughter, have become a troubling and recurring fact of life in America.
     
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    Well, if the government does use this as an excuse to take some firearms away, hopefully they'll allow me to keep my Remington 700... and my .357... and my pump-action 12-gauge...

    Aw, who am I kidding?
    I'm not a conservative, but the day my guns are taken, that might make me go full blown anarchist.
     
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    Is it time to talk about crosshairs?
     
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