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Serbu Firearms Refuses to Sell .50 Cal Sniper Rifles to NYPD
Guns.Com ^ | Mar. 25, 2013 | Max Slowik

Posted on 03/25/2013 10:57:54 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

Serbu Firearms, a manufacturer of bolt-action and semi-automatic .50 caliber sniper rifles, is refusing to sell their wares to the NYPD. Their reason, of course, is that owing to unfair gun laws, they will not support law enforcement in New York.

Serbu is one of almost 150 companies that has officially refused to sell to law enforcement in New York following the passage of the SAFE Act, the controversial gun control package that has been met with scorn by gun owners across the nation.

The company posted the NYPD’s inquiry as well as their refusal to their Facebook page, with names omitted.

Company founder Mark Serbu said, “Unfortunately, we have a policy of selling to state law enforcement agencies only what is allowed to be sold to private citizens in that state. Since the passage of the NY SAFE act, the BFG-50A is considered an assault weapon and as such is no longer available to private citizens in the state of New York. Therefore we have to respectfully decline to supply your department with BFG-50A rifles.”

He also said he felt bad about not being able to outfit the officers, because although he would like to get his guns into “as many police departments as possible,” his decision is a matter of principle.

“Because of a stupid law the venerable NYPD won’t have the best tools for the job.”

What’s interesting about this is that while Serbu makes a fine firearm and impressive .50 BMG rifles, they’re not a first-tier company in the sniper rifle world and are perhaps best known for their compact Super-Shorty shotguns.

(Excerpt) Read more at guns.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; politics; secondamendment
Two of the biggest names in sniper rifles, Barrett and ArmaLite, have already stated that they will not sell to the police departments of New York. If the NYPD is calling Serbu, we have to wonder how many other companies have told them to keep walking.

Serbu is the 137th company to halt sales to New York law enforcement according to the unofficial official New York Boycott list, which is now up to 142 companies (at the time of writing) and likely to keep growing.

1 posted on 03/25/2013 10:57:54 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

"It's OK! We'll fix it!"


2 posted on 03/25/2013 11:02:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: EXCH54FE

Gee Whiz!!

Maybe they should go a gun show or something to get one.
(Sarcasm)


3 posted on 03/25/2013 11:04:15 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: COBOL2Java

There’s no reason for unionized cops to have sniper rifles. Period.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 11:04:40 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: EXCH54FE

Why does the NYPD need .50 Caliber Sniper Rifles? It seems like too much gun for the close quarters in NYC.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 11:11:23 AM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2016.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Didn't the NYPD get the memo?

Bloomberg prefers less dangerous guns.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 11:12:14 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: EXCH54FE

Good for them. I hope every other gun and ammo manufacturer follows suit in every Blue State.


7 posted on 03/25/2013 11:14:39 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: EXCH54FE

I guess they will have to get them from the criminals........


8 posted on 03/25/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Many of the politicans and their administrations are criminals. Mayor Chocolate of New Orleans joined that club recently with his long list of indictments on corruption!


9 posted on 03/25/2013 11:35:04 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: EXCH54FE
“Because of a stupid law the venerable NYPD won’t have the best tools for the job.”

No police department has any business considering .50 cal sniper rifles as part of their necessary equipment. I vaguely remember reading something about standing armies and such like being discussed at the founding of our country, but I must be mistaken, because the militarization of the police and vaterland sicherheitsdienst would surely violate those strictures.

10 posted on 03/25/2013 11:41:51 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: EXCH54FE

You can’t make our government live like commoners!


11 posted on 03/25/2013 11:43:42 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: leprechaun9
Good, he can bunk with Kwame.

CC

12 posted on 03/25/2013 11:51:32 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: EXCH54FE
I'd like to see that list, if you have it (or a link to it) handy.

*Please note: often when somebody says that, they doubt the truth of what they've read. Not so this time; I'm sure there is such a list. Might be the basis for a shopping ("buycott") list-- if I could see it. Thanks.

13 posted on 03/25/2013 11:52:06 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Slyfox

Bloomberg is showing the guns I think all law enforcement officers should use in New York. Of course I think they should have a choice of color. What do you think I am, heartless?


14 posted on 03/25/2013 12:18:24 PM PDT by edboock
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To: EXCH54FE

Good! I don’t want to see a medicated, steroid-injecting trigger-happy hyper-active JBT with a rifle that can shoot through light cover, including car doors. They’re already terrible shots with pistols, it will only get much, much worse with a rifle whose range exceeds 1000 yards.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 12:21:29 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: EXCH54FE

On another note, where’s that list?


16 posted on 03/25/2013 12:22:24 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wastedyears

“On another note, where’s that list?”

Check them out at this site.

http://www.thepoliceloophole.com/


17 posted on 03/25/2013 12:34:55 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Vet !!)
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To: ExGeeEye

Check them out at this site.

http://www.thepoliceloophole.com/


18 posted on 03/25/2013 12:37:48 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Vet !!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Executive decisions have consequences, Mr. Cuomo. Think first.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 2:21:49 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Slyfox

Hold On, Bloomberg has banned the type of guns pictured because they take more than 16 ounces of water to fill them up. And a child could become blind if the water hits them in the eye.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 3:12:35 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hondact200
You hold on now! If the president of the United States can shoot
an assault water gun, it don't matter what Bloomberg says!


21 posted on 03/25/2013 3:42:59 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: edboock
Of course I think they should have a choice of color.

New NYPD standard issue will come in only one color:


22 posted on 03/25/2013 3:49:13 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: ExGeeEye
I'd like to see that list, if you have it (or a link to it) handy.

the information was available at the posted site had you chosen to go there.

Not to worry tho, looks like someone already did your footwork for you in posting a link to the boycotters.......

23 posted on 03/25/2013 4:08:44 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Hot Tabasco

Sorry to have offended you.


24 posted on 03/25/2013 5:02:51 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: ZULU

Yeah...come to think of it...

Maybe...just maybe.... The NYPD can take advantage of THE GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE!!!!!!!

snicker...snicker...yeah, I crack myself up...


25 posted on 03/25/2013 5:47:16 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: wastedyears

Who ever those JTB guys are, they need the semiauto 50 cal. Initial accuracy does not matter then; they can just keep pulling the trigger until they hit the right target ...


26 posted on 03/26/2013 6:46:55 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: ExGeeEye

the constitution is living breathing and can address: environmental regulations, email, internet, wiretaps, recording, computers, automobiles, drones, surgical procedures, DNA evidence

YET SOMEHOW

it is only allowed to advocate muskets.


27 posted on 03/26/2013 6:48:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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