Skip to comments.Rybak To Talk With City Suppliers Of Guns And Ammo
Posted on 01/30/2013 6:58:16 PM PST by Sawdring
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) The mayor of Minneapolis wants to reduce gun violence in the city and hes taking a new approach.
During Wednesdays city council meeting Mayor R.T. Rybak said hes going to closely examine where the city purchases its guns and ammunition.
We buy a lot of guns and ammunition, we should really question whether the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us or fighting against us, he said.
Rybak says he wants to begin a constructive dialogue with companies they buy from and see if they would like to be partners with the city in reducing gun violence in the community.
We believe thats a value they should share, the mayor said.
Since 2008, Minneapolis has spent $593,000 on ammunition and $193,000 on guns. The handguns primarily purchased are Smith and Wesson M&P. The shotguns purchased are Remington 870s.
If Minneapolis Police officers purchase their own guns, they receive a stipend of around $800 a year.
Ammunition is where most of the money is spent, and its purchased from two local companies: Streichers Police Equipment in Plymouth and Federal Cartridge Company in Anoka.
We do restrict our sales to only approved personnel, such as law enforcement, military or public safety personnel, said a Striechers employee and wanted to remain anonymous.
Rybak is not the only mayor taking this approach on gun safety. He says 60 other Democrat mayors across the county are doing the same.
Weve been asked by the people of Minneapolis to make this a safer city, Rybak said. I dont believe the city of Minneapolis would like their dollars to be sent to companies that are fighting with us on that.
Minneapolis Deputy Chief Travis Glampe says that at this point hes eager to hear what the companies are going to say.
Weve been dealing with these companies for a long time, Glampe said.
WCCO Radio also placed a phone call to Federal Cartridge in Anoka. They have yet to return the call.
In a perfect world, G&A suppliers would tripple their prices or cut the city off.
Pleeeese stop buying. Maybe that will help inventory get back to normal.
F him! Every gun manufacturer in America should immediately stop selling firearms and ammunition to any city employee from Minneapolis. Starve the police!
Hey Mayor Dumbass...where you been all these years? Did it take cues from your masters to start speaking out against crime and violence?
Or is this just a political stunt? If you really cared you wouldn’t have waited this long. Just follow your Leaders as a good lemming should.
Boy, how dumb am I? For a second there I thought he meant by “working for us” he meant “allowing” us peons to buy similar weapons from S&W. What is wrong with these clowns? (rhetorical question) To bad the major gun manufacturers depend on these contracts for so much of their business. I would LOVE to be able to tell these idiots (no offense intended to idiots) to pound sand.
As to ram eeemanual, The coercion continues. Would someone PLEASE open the “2nd Amendment Bank and Trust”! so that so all firearms sellers can deal with only them and screw BOA and any other financial outfit that tries to deny them service.
This dumb dumb is smart enough not to run for re-election. Sadly this gives the GOPe a chance to screw it up and gives Mayor dumb dumb “more flexibility”
Is this idiot going to buy guns and ammunition from anti-gun people? Just how would this work?
It’s time to go Ronnie Barrett on his ass.
Somebody here on FR said in the first thread of Rahm Emanuel going thug on the gun manufacturers that it was certainly coordinated with Obama. Now we see another big-city mayor jumping on the bandwagon. The only question is whether he’s a copycat or if he was in on it from the start, but I say it doesn’t matter.
I’m looking for this to go coast to coast within a few days as the roll is called for all big-city liberal mayors to similarly weigh in.
now, where did I put that Mr. Obvious picture. LOL!!!
I guess we'll know how serious the manufacturers and wholesalers are about the 2nd Amendment when they stop doing business with retailers like this.
In all seriousness, isn't this almost word for word the classic backroom "protection" pitch we've seen in mobster movies and RICO trial testimony for decades?
Bringing out the ole Clinton trick. He tried to get the Governor’s of all the States to just buy from certain companies also. There is a letter from Mike Hucklebee Governor of Arkansas on the web that was a good smack down. They are up to their old tricks. Ruger at the time supported the old Assualt Weapon ban and they payed dearly with decreased sales.
If the police administrators had a clue- they would realize we are the good guys. We can help in a bad situation.
Rural sheriffs for the most part get that.
Don’t set the Patriots up as enemies; we could be your best friends if you don’t jack us over.
We want social order and stability, but not at the expense of Freedom. There is some common middle ground at the state and local level.
Why not just use the Constitution instead, and require all Payments from Government to be made in Gold and Silver Coin?? Article 1 section 10 “ No State Shall make anything but Gold and Silver Coin a Tender in payment of Debts”
OK, Mayor R.T. Rybak, if you want to intimidate the suppliers to your police force, how about this? All the manufacturers refuse to sell the city of Minneapolis employees any guns, ammunition, spare parts, or training. We shall see how things work out for you dumbo, because it will certainly reduce police gun violence.
“F him! Every gun manufacturer in America should immediately stop selling firearms and ammunition to any city employee from Minneapolis.”
They should refuse to sell to any anti mayor or governor.
Another thought comes to mind: all the gun manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers are currently buried by customer demand for anything that goes “bang!”. Now is the time to tell these Donkey mayors to pound sand and put them at the end of the waiting line for anything in the way of orders. Tell them, it is a first come, first served market and you’ll have to take your turn like everyone else. This is especially true for gun grabbers. If you don’t like the way we do business, order your guns, ammo, spare parts, and training from the Violence Policy Center.
You have articulated the answer I’ve been waiting to hear. Put these asshat mayors on notice and at the back of a line that has no end. Close their accounts and tell them to go buy their ammo at a gun show, of course with a six box limit per customer, or try reloading. I find it very therapeutic and relaxing. Not to mention extremely accurate.
Oh please, what a load of “you are little people” bs!
Here is the “We do restrict our sales to only approved personnel, such as law enforcement, military or public safety personnel, said a Striechers employee” website.
It is not “restricted” to a damn thing.
IF there was an actual “Striechers employee” that said they restrict their sales to “approved personnel” they are either butt kissing the Mayor’s overinflated ego or they are asking for ID on VERY specific individual items.
Judging from the “the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us” remark, I am sure this guy is a full blown communist agenda donk.
“Since 2008, Minneapolis has spent $593,000 on ammunition and $193,000 on guns. The handguns primarily purchased are Smith and Wesson M&P. The shotguns purchased are Remington 870s.”
That pales in comparison to the boycott that would immediately take effect if any gun maker chooses sides with a city.
What they could do is to have a policy of NO SALES whatsoever to police or government agencies. What they should do is LEASE the guns to these entities. This puts them in the drivers seat completely. They could sell this approach by providing trade in/trade up terms for the agencies so that when a new caliber or model is introduced they agency can simply off lease the current model and replace with the new models, for a certain price of course. This gives the agency the flexibility to not be tied to a particular caliber or configuration. Second the manufactures could offer service and maintenance contracts for these leases. This means constant cash flow for the manufacturer
The beauty of this plan is the government entities would never OWN these weapons and the leases would terminate in certain time intervals. This also provides a constant income stream for the manufacturers. However when the going gets tough, the manufacturers still OWN the weapons and thus set the terms of the lease.
If Ronnie Barrett had used this approach he could have told California law enforcement that not only will he no longer do business with them but when the lease is up they must return his guns. Or better yet have a clause in the lease whereby it could be terminated by either party.
This is the ONLY way I would ever do business with the government if I were a manufacturer. If they don't like it, then they could go get their guns from somewhere else.
So they’re going to buy their guns and ammo from suppliers that don’t make or supply guns or ammo? Lemme know how that works out.
Ronnie Barrett can't get is .50 caliber rifles back from California, but the police departments with them cannot buy spare parts or training or service. When one of these big bores goes down for a broken firing pin or extractor (or whatever), the department armorer can't fix the rifle if he has no spare parts.
I just tweeted his sorry ass.
We buy a lot of guns and ammunition, we should really question whether the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us or fighting against us, he said
This Mayor is living proof that you can’t fix stupid!
None of them are going to Washington and backing Obama’s gun grab you moron............
My idea????? They stop selling to fascist gobmints and refuse repairs to the same, in an effort to reduce them to their appropriate position of begging or being subsummed to the citizenry.
Notice that they don’t buy anything from businesses inside of Minneapolis. The Dems ran every gun & ammo shop out years ago. How’s that workin’ for ya, Rybutt?