Skip to comments.Gaining Momentum: Now 44 Gun Companies Have Stopped Selling to Law Enforcement In Anti-2A States
Posted on 02/24/2013 9:19:05 AM PST by EXCH54FE
The list of companies that have stopped selling firearms and ammunition to law enforcement agencies in states that are restricting the Second Amendment has more than doubled since Wednesday and is more than five times larger than just one week ago. There are 44 companies on our list, with more being added as we receive notification. Here are the additions since Wednesday: Barrett Firearms Exile Machine Tier One Arms Bravo Company USA Primary Weapons Systems Crusader Weaponry Top Gun Supply Kiss Tactical Clark Fork Tactical OFA Tactical One Source Tactical Templar Tactical Arms NEMO Arms Old Grouchs Military Surplus Big Horn Armory Midway USA CMMG Inc Rocky Top Tactical Badger Peak Controlled Chaos Arms SRT Arms Norton Firearms Citizen Arms Evolution Weaponry Doublestar Corp JCW Industries Huntertown Arms
Heres a sample of statements from some of the recent additions to the list as well as the positions of the companies that have reached out to TheBlaze directly to declare their policy shift:
Steve Adelmann of Citizen Arms shared the following from his companys statement, made the day after New York changed its laws:
Due to legal, ethical and moral concerns, Citizen Arms offers only those custom firearms that are legal for all lawful citizens of a given state to possess, regardless of law enforcement status. LE personnel living in states where citizens must have restrictive features will only receive like product support from Citizen Arms. Were very appreciative of the sacrifices made by the law enforcement community but were even more appreciative of the right guaranteed to all law-abiding US citizens by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution: A well regulated militia, necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
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It’s time for Smith and Wesson, Glock, and Baretta to step up to the plate.
that is what I thought after I read the list.
I think it's time for a grass-roots boycott of those companies, until such time as they join in.
As I see it, no company can afford the risk of being blamed when a government agency or employee diverts weapons to civilians.
Does the name “Fast and Furious” ring any bells?
To the folks at MidwayUSA, THANKS! I buy most of my reloading supplies from them. I may have to make it ALL of my reloading supplies.
I imagine that Obama is going to unleash an army of bureaucrats from the IRS, EPA, et al as payback.
Let them buy from China, I’ve used Chinese hardware and I’d hate to have my life depend on it. Cops won’t like Chinese sidearms or Chinese ammo.
Also the following suppliers or manufacturers are moving or considering moving:
1. Creedmoor Sports from Oceanside, CA to Ft. McClellan, AL. Creedmoor Sports supports high power rifle shooters with custom arms and accessories on or about 15 April 2013.
2. MagPul Industries from Boulder, CO to a Free State.
3. Remington Arms from Ilion, NY to a Free State.
4. Beretta USA from Accokeek, MD to a Free State.
Or they could buy from what I suspect may be the personal gun collections of notable gun deniers like Don Perata of California, Feinstein and all of her anti-Constitutional-good-for-thee-but-not-for-me ilk.
Then again, the US Government, the largest international arms peddler on the planet, could start donating some of its billions of weapons to law enforcement instead of the drug cartels.
Doesn’t matter if the small players stop dealing with the government. The feds will simply buy from foreign suppliers, along with nationalizing the big arms companies in the US. China, russia, and companies in multiple NATO countries would be more than happy to make money off of a US government crackdown, civil war, or revolution. Wouldn’t be the first time its happened. The best thing for these small companies would be to sell to anyone and everyone not in government for as long as they can.
This is where Congress comes into play ~
I just wish that the Big Gum Mfg, Ruger, S&W and all the Big Ammo Mfg’s would join in this effort.
KISS Tactical for instance consists of about 6 people - including the kid who stands across the street waving the sign. (Ask yourself why an LEO from California who wanted to buy a duty weapon in Arizona would drive past Phoenix, carry on another 30 miles south and wander into small, second floor walk up gun shop way down in Maricopa.)
This is all good for propaganda purposes but until the big manufacturers start joining the boycott and moving facilities it don't mean nuthin.
And millions of defective rounds of ammo, much to the dismay of the LE who is defending himself against a well armed perp.
And to those who say the Chinese can make good ammo, of course they can. They will save that for themselves and give us the bad in preparation for any war with them.
What I suspect will happen is that Law Enforcement agencies will have officers buy their own weapons and reimburse them.