Is Remington Arms moving from Ilion to Tennessee? The gun manufacturer, which has it's largest plant in Ilion, is looking at sites in and around Nashville. Remington Arms Moving From Ilion To Tennessee. 

According to the Tennessean, the considered move comes after the SAFE Act was passed in New York state, banning the sale of a number of guns made at the local plant, including the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle .The law was passed following the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown Connecticut.

There's no word on when or if America's oldest gunmaker will move to a more gun-friendly state. But if it does, Herkimer County will lose 1200 jobs, something the area can't afford to lose.

Hometown Spotlight - Illion

Each Tuesday we're putting the spotlight on a local community and today we're heading to Illion in Herkimer County, home to a major nationwide company and a MLB baseball player. Remington Arms The community began to flourish around 1816 when Eliphalet Remington created his first gun, which would later grow into the Remington Arms company.