Skip to comments.Serbu Firearms Refuses to Sell .50 Cal Sniper Rifles to NYPD
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 NYPDs 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 wont have the best tools for the job.
Whats interesting about this is that while Serbu makes a fine firearm and impressive .50 BMG rifles, theyre not a first-tier company in the sniper rifle world and are perhaps best known for their compact Super-Shorty shotguns.
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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.
Maybe they should go a gun show or something to get one.
There’s no reason for unionized cops to have sniper rifles. Period.
Why does the NYPD need .50 Caliber Sniper Rifles? It seems like too much gun for the close quarters in NYC.
Bloomberg prefers less dangerous guns.
Good for them. I hope every other gun and ammo manufacturer follows suit in every Blue State.
I guess they will have to get them from the criminals........
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!
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.
You can’t make our government live like commoners!
*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.
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?
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.
On another note, where’s that list?
“On another note, wheres that list?”
Check them out at this site.
Check them out at this site.
Executive decisions have consequences, Mr. Cuomo. Think first.
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.