I am done supporting companies based on New York.
If the bullshit "SAFE 2013" act stands in the courts then I am closing my financial services accounts with New York businesses, changing my telecommunications (internet/cable) company, and refusing to buy any more Remington products that are made at their Ilion, New York factory. I've shot Core-Lokt for years in my bolt guns, and the Remington 700 is a fine rifle, but there are other brands out there which are manufactured in free states. Likewise, I put a ton of money through New York-based financial institutions but there are other providers.
I wrote key New York state legislators and warned them that I would not spend a penny more in their state if the voted for this crap, so now time to execute that plan.
I will be contacting all of these companies and informing them of the exact reason why I am cutting off my money: I refuse to support the governments of totalitarian shitholes with my dollars. I'm not giving a penny to Remington or a bank or a telecommunications company that will then provide jobs and taxes to New York State. Screw 'em.
My personal embargo begins 1 January 2014 or when a federal appeals court upholds SAFE 2013, whichever is sooner. Unlike the state of New York, which is turning thousands or tens of thousands of gun owners into felons in a matter of days, I'm giving some notice and allowing the courts to do their thing. Notification, however, occurs in the next week or two to let the companies start understanding financial impacts will occur from the choices of the states they choose to base themselves in.
It sucks for Remington; they're a 200 year+ old company with a lot of history. Maybe it is time for them to cut the cord and move their facility and jobs back to America, though.
Edited to add: I may consider an exemption if the local government in Ilion defies the New York State legislature and refuses to enforce any of the new provisions of the law. In that case Remington may get some of my money. Otherwise -- sorry.
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