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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:57 PM

 

Gun Manufacturer Devastated Following Massacre


"the guns they make over there have also saved a lot of lives"

I'd like to see the numbers to back that statement up.


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.

Read more: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Gun-manufacturer-devastated-following-massacre-4121723.php#ixzz2FEbWmVkK

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otohara Dec 2012 OP
Tansy_Gold Dec 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #2
jberryhill Dec 2012 #3
Glitterati Dec 2012 #4
otohara Dec 2012 #5
Speck Tater Dec 2012 #6
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #7
Aristus Dec 2012 #8
baldguy Dec 2012 #9
marions ghost Dec 2012 #10
Coyotl Dec 2012 #11
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #12

Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:04 PM

1. Not as devastated as. . . . .

I can't even finish that statement.

And if they're so fucking devastated, they can stop manufacturing their fucking guns. What did they think the guns were going to be used for anyway?

They're only devastated because the outrage over these killings may affect their bottom line. That's all they care about. They don't give a shit about the children, the families, the friends, the community. It's all about the money.

Fuck 'em.

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Response to Tansy_Gold (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:05 PM

2. Amen

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:07 PM

3. Why? It performed as designed, with no defects

Has there been any suggestion that the quality of his product is in doubt?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:11 PM

4. Exactly

 

They created a product to kill.

Someone used it to kill.

The product was used as intended.

Devastated? Like HELL they are!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:26 PM

5. Monsanto Makes Chemicals Designed to Kill Bugs

 

turns out, their perfect Round-Up makes people, animals and children sick.

We trash the silent killers, yet guns are always off the table.


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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:42 PM

6. Truth in advertising: put photos of the massacre in their ad campaign.

 

and brag about how efficient their killing tools are.

I can see the new slogan now. "Remington: We kill people faster than the other guys."

Come on. How about a little truth in advertising for a change? They make those rifles for killing people, not for hunting.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:43 PM

7. Good.

So do something about it, asshole.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:46 PM

8. Are you kidding? They're ecstatic! They're in a back room somewhere

breaking out the cigars and champagne. Every time something like this happens, gun sales go through the roof. Christmas came early for the gun manufacturers.

God damn them all. I hope He is keeping Hell hot for those greedy, murderous, feckless, sub-human bastards...

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:49 PM

9. "We're sorry that our product performed exactly as it was designed & advertised to do."

 

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:49 PM

10. Statement by the mayor of the town that manufactures Bushmaster:

"I have sadness, but to make a connection to us, the village of Ilion, and what happened Friday & I'm not sure it's there," said Mayor John Stephens.

In the past, Remington has stated that tighter gun controls, such as microstamping, might force the North Carolina-based company to relocate its plant to another state. Stephens has long since been an outspoken critic of microstamping and other forms of stricter gun-control.

"People that are going to use this as a platform for gun control are just wrong," he said, adding, "Remington belongs here. We'll do whatever we need to do to keep them here."

Read more: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Gun-manufacturer-devastated-following-massacre-4121723.php#ixzz2FEpmpFlt

This is the mentality....of those who are in the business of making weapons of mass destruction.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:52 PM

11. "(W)e're making a living off this" says it all.

 

And others are making immense profits.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:57 PM

12. Guns don't "save" lives. They take them - when used as intended.

 

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