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.
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.