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Gaining Momentum: Now 44 Gun Companies Have Stopped Selling to Law Enforcement In Anti-2A States
The Blaze ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | Mike Opelka

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 Grouch’s 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

Here’s 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 company’s 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. We’re very appreciative of the sacrifices made by the law enforcement community but we’re 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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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 02/24/2013 9:19:07 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

It’s time for Smith and Wesson, Glock, and Baretta to step up to the plate.


2 posted on 02/24/2013 9:20:37 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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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.

3 posted on 02/24/2013 9:26:00 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Lurker
It’s time for Smith and Wesson, Glock, and Beretta to step up to the plate.

I think it's time for a grass-roots boycott of those companies, until such time as they join in.

4 posted on 02/24/2013 9:26:06 AM PST by Kenton
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To: EXCH54FE
LE will just buy from China instead, thus creating thousands of NEW jobs

IN CHINA..

5 posted on 02/24/2013 9:26:50 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: EXCH54FE

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?


6 posted on 02/24/2013 9:28:10 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: EXCH54FE
I don’t understand, we all know that some animals are more equal than others.
7 posted on 02/24/2013 9:29:50 AM 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: EXCH54FE

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.


8 posted on 02/24/2013 9:30:22 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: EXCH54FE

I imagine that Obama is going to unleash an army of bureaucrats from the IRS, EPA, et al as payback.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 9:31:02 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: bunkerhill7

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.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 9:31:02 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: EXCH54FE
This number is out of date. The latest count is 62 and growing. Go here: http://www.thepoliceloophole.com/

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.

11 posted on 02/24/2013 9:35:48 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: bunkerhill7

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.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 9:35:48 AM PST by DPMD
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To: EXCH54FE
Lets make the gun issue the overflow of King Obama and his communists empire. Start the revolution, first peaceful, the if need be forceful. Time to revert America back to the land of the free.
13 posted on 02/24/2013 9:40:16 AM PST by Logical me
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


14 posted on 02/24/2013 9:41:18 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: factoryrat

This is where Congress comes into play ~


15 posted on 02/24/2013 9:49:38 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: MasterGunner01
I sent an e-mail to the Blaze POC listing your new numbers (62) and requesting that the Blaze update there information as needed.

I just wish that the Big Gum Mfg, Ruger, S&W and all the Big Ammo Mfg’s would join in this effort.

MOLON LABE

16 posted on 02/24/2013 9:55:13 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: EXCH54FE

Right on!


17 posted on 02/24/2013 9:59:14 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Problem is, with the exception of Cheaper Than Dirt, Midway and Barrett, I doubt if most of the guys on the list have any government or law enforcement contracts to begin with.

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.

18 posted on 02/24/2013 10:07:31 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: bunkerhill7
LE will just buy from China instead, thus creating thousands of NEW jobs IN CHINA..

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.

19 posted on 02/24/2013 10:13:06 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: EXCH54FE

What I suspect will happen is that Law Enforcement agencies will have officers buy their own weapons and reimburse them.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 10:21:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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