“Outdoor sports have a special place in our state’s heritage and economy, and we must do everything we can to promote and protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners in New York,” said Butler. “The firearms industry, especially Remington Arms in my district, has been a very important jobs creator in our region. I am proud to promote such an advantageous partner in outdoor sports and our economy.”
New York’s 1.4 million sportsmen contribute nearly $6 billion to the state economy annually. Remington Arms, which was founded in Upstate New York and is one of the longest continually-run manufacturers in the nation, employs over 1,000 people from the Mohawk Valley.
Last week, Butler voted against a micro-stamping regulation on firearms that is very expensive, an unproven technology at preventing gun violence, and would push employers like Remington Arms out of New York State. Butler is, instead, focusing his energies on making outdoor recreation more widespread in New York.