Jim Porter, president of the National Rifle Association, said looser gun laws in Alabama will help the state land more gun manufacturers like Remington, which is starting a production facility in Huntsville.

And, many people don’t know this, but the NRA played a big role in luring Remington – and its 2,000 jobs – to Alabama, Porter said after the Birmingham Kiwanis Club at the Harbert Center on Tuesday.

When negotiating Remington’s relocation, Porter said it helped to show Alabama’s historically pro-guns and pro-business stance. And scoring Remington could lead to more firearms manufacturing in the state, he said.

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