Our colleagues at TWC News in central New York report:

Remington Arms has laid off 122 people from its Ilion site.

This has been confirmed by the village’s mayor who says he was given the news by the plant manager Wednesday.

He was told the layoffs are a result of slow sales.

Mayor Terry Leonard says there are now less than 1,000 people employed at the facility.

Assemblyman Brian Miller, a Republican who represents the area, blamed the gun control law known as the SAFE Act for the layoffs.

“This is upsetting. It’s very troubling that 122 of our neighbors have lost their jobs due to poor economic policies pushed by Gov. Cuomo and Assembly Democrats as well as the SAFE Act,” Miller said. “Make no mistake, there is a direct correlation. My staff and I remain fully committed to helping those affected by layoffs and will assist them and their families in any way we can.”