ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -
More than a dozen workers have driven two hours to Albany to protest a tentative
deal for a gun control law they claim will cost 300 to 700
workers say the issue isn't guns, but jobs.
workers are from the Remington Arms manufacturing facility in Ilion, in the
economically hard-hit Mohawk Valley.
Unionized worker Jamie
Rudwall, who has a son in second grade, says Monday he was horrified by the
shooting deaths at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. But, he says, the
tentative deal in Albany to tighten a ban on assault rifles will
devastate the region because Remington and its 1,200 workers fuel the
Butler, who represents the region, says legislators are using secret meetings to
trample the Second Amendment.
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