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Mpls. Mayor Asks Businesses to Pursue Gun Control Reform
kstp ^ | 2-1-13 | jay kolls

Posted on 02/02/2013 11:05:52 AM PST by TurboZamboni

Minneapolis Mayor, R.T. Rybak, has a strong message for makers of guns and ammunition who do business with the city. Mayor Rybak says he wants them to be partners in the pursuit of "common sense" gun control reform.

The city buys about a million dollars worth of guns and ammunition each year for police. The primary vendors are Remington, Federal Ammunition and Smith & Wesson. The Mayor says he wants to dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of those companies.

Mayor Rybak tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, "if they want to be partners with us, we will work with them. If they want to oppose us in gun control reform, we might want to reconsider doing business with them." The Mayor added, "the citizens of Minneapolis might now want to pay for guns and ammunition from companies that are not serious about making this a safer place to live." Mayor Rybak says part of his idea is to look into how much money each company gives to the National Rifle Association.

Mayor Rybak says he has talked to the White House about his bold position and intends to continue the dialogue with President Obama when he visits Minneapolis Monday.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: banglist; banner; extortion; guncontrol; moron; obamabuddy; rybak; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/02/2013 11:05:57 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

WATCH THE LANGUAGE!!!

“partners in the pursuit of “common sense” gun control reform.”

So now it’s “gun control reform”, not just “gun control”.

I agree the second is correct, but that’s not why the media and liberals changed tactics...they obviously have some focus group results.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 11:11:36 AM PST by BobL
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To: TurboZamboni

Wow. Threaten them with not buying ammo? LOL, I wonder what the Law Enforcement worker bees think about THAT tactic?!?!?!


3 posted on 02/02/2013 11:12:14 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: TurboZamboni
So, the Mayor might end up doing business with China, buying AK’s -—

The private citizens of Minneapolis probably spend several times that same amount of money on guns and ammunition each year.

Companies would be stupid to listen to such threats, these liberal mayors have nowhere else to go.

4 posted on 02/02/2013 11:12:20 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: TurboZamboni

Bold position? GTFO.

Go buy ammo from your Chicom buddies that support American gun bans.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 11:13:53 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: TurboZamboni

Hey, I’ve got a better idea. Let’s just buy up all the ammo so Mpls can’t get any!
Ok, what’s next?

Wish I owned S&W so that I could refuse their business.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 11:21:54 AM PST by zagger
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To: TurboZamboni
Before being elected mayor Rybak worked in journalism, business and activism. The first mayor of a large U.S. city to endorse Barack Obama's 2008 campaign for President, Rybak is one of five Vice Chairs of the Democratic National Committee.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._T._Rybak

Sorry, no sale.

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7 posted on 02/02/2013 11:22:54 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TurboZamboni

This may be a simple instance of political corruption. The mayor will look at each company’s contributions to his political opposition (the NRA) and determine whether the company will get a city purchase order. It is an attack on the NRA performed by threatening the NRA’s supporters.

Hey, if you eat at Bob’s restaurant, I might not be buying my next car from you. Maybe you should reconsider where you eat...whadya think?

Unvarnished, old-fashioned corruption.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 11:27:26 AM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: Blueflag

LOL, I wonder what the Law Enforcement worker bees think about THAT tactic?!?!?!

Minneapolis Police Department, as well as most other PD’s in Minnestoopid, are worthless to begin with.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 11:29:06 AM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: TurboZamboni

If they keep us pissed about gun control it takes the heat off of Benghazi.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 11:31:28 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: TurboZamboni

Rybak is still angling for a spot in the BO White House. Widely rumored here before the election, now confirmed by the degree of butt snorkling Mr. Mayor is doing.

Glad I don’t live in his cesspool no mo’.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 11:36:08 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: zagger
"Gun buying rush leads to ammo shortage for police"

Several more instances of that headline found on a search!
http://www.wthr.com/story/20664095/gun-buying-rush-leads-to-ammo-shortage-for-police
12 posted on 02/02/2013 11:47:51 AM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: TurboZamboni
The primary vendors are Remington, Federal Ammunition and Smith & Wesson. The Mayor says he wants to dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of those companies.

It is unlikely that Remington, Federal and Smith & Wesson would not be able to re-direct the merchandise requested on all orders shipping to the City of Minneapolis to other customers if Mayor R.T. Rybak is "not comfortable" with doing business with them.

He should submit all of his questions in writing to Remington, Federal Ammunition and Smith & Wesson.

It will only take about two years for Remington, Federal Ammunition and Smith & Wesson to free up enough time from fulfilling their current respective backlog of orders to customers that are NOT "reconsidering doing business with them" to respond with their respective answers.

At that time the good Mayor R.T. Rybak can decide if he is "comfortable" doing business with Remington, Federal Ammunition and Smith & Wesson.

In the interim they can make do with what the United States Border Patrol has to work with.

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13 posted on 02/02/2013 11:50:22 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TurboZamboni
Here is an idea, tell the mayor to go find different suppliers.

There is no law that a company must do business with the government.

All firearm and ammunition manufacturers should refuse to do business with any government entity hostile to their existence.

14 posted on 02/02/2013 11:51:03 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Sometimes you just have to fire your customers. I’ve done it. A lot of you here have done it. It needs to happen in this circumstance.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 12:05:51 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: TurboZamboni
If they want to oppose us in gun control reform, we might want to reconsider doing business with them."

I got a better idea, the manufacturers should blacklist the city and all direct suppliers to same. Let 'em pay a two middlemen markup and wait for parts and service.

If they don't like that, they can buy from Russia or China.

16 posted on 02/02/2013 12:17:46 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: TurboZamboni

...paging Ronnie Barrett...


17 posted on 02/02/2013 12:21:15 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: iacovatx
You know, Bob's is one of my favorite places for breakfast when I'm in Ocean City.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 12:26:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SampleMan

Here is an idea, tell the mayor to go find different suppliers.
There is no law that a company must do business with the government.

All firearm and ammunition manufacturers should refuse to do business with any government entity hostile to their existence.


And every range in the area should stop non-member go’t employees from using the facilities.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 12:39:47 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: TurboZamboni

Shouldn’t the president be making an appearance and speech in CHICAGO, fer cryin’ out loud?

I hope the heater in his limo doesn’t work.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 1:10:35 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Dear Remington, Federal, and Smith & Wesson,
I am a member of a group (NRA) that buys a hell of a lot
more guns and ammo each year, than the city of MPLS.
Should you decide to go along with this poser Rybak’s
threats, and become part of the problem, we can shop else-where.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 1:21:50 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Rybak has too much time on his hands. A recall effort might improve his focus on important matters.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 1:25:28 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: TurboZamboni
I support Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak. The city should drop Remington, Federal, and Smith & Wesson. Instead he can contract with the Chinese to meet Minneapolis’ needs. Oh, wait, there's a Clinton-era EO that says we can't do business with them. I guess Rybak had better see his buddy Barack on that. Or, he could contact Vladimir Putin for help. One communist should want to help another. Do China and Russia provide spare parts, product support, and training for the Minneapolis PD? I wonder what it would cost to reequip the MPD with Combloc arms and ammo? Rybak could feel the love!
23 posted on 02/02/2013 1:32:07 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: TurboZamboni

Fine. ATK ahould immediately cut off all orders to MLPS law enfrocement. The civilian market is still in panic mode and would easily eat up that extra million in ammo.

When the cops run out of bullets and no one will fix their guns, maybe Commie dirtbag RT will finally get the hint.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 1:34:12 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I support Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak. The city should drop Remington, Federal, and Smith & Wesson. Instead he can contract with the Chinese to meet Minneapolis’ needs. Oh, wait, there’s a Clinton-era EO that says we can’t do business with them. I guess Rybak had better see his buddy Barack on that. Or, he could contact Vladimir Putin for help. One communist should want to help another. Do China and Russia provide spare parts, product support, and training for the Minneapolis PD? I wonder what it would cost to reequip the MPD with Combloc arms and ammo? Rybak could feel the love!


25 posted on 02/02/2013 1:36:33 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Navy Patriot
If they don't like that, they can buy from Russia or China.

I think Chinese firearms and ammo have been banned from import since Clinton was in office. If there was a government / law enforcement exception, I don't remember it.

26 posted on 02/02/2013 1:48:03 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: TLI

journalism and activism are the same thing now days.


27 posted on 02/02/2013 2:22:17 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: maine yankee

RT would just raise taxes and build one with a bike path inside it.


28 posted on 02/02/2013 2:24:19 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

RT has been working to get all gun shops driven out of Stoopidapolis. I think there is just one shop left inside of city limits.

I am so glad to be back in Texas. No more Rybak or Crazy Eyes Mark.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:34 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: TurboZamboni

What happens when you OD on Ludefisk.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 10:57:29 PM PST by QT3.14 (Political Correctness: Intellectual AIDS - It sickens and kills everything it touches ~ Wm. Lind)
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