Since our legislators have lost all semblance of shame, honor, integrity, and fear, and feel that they’re politically bulletproof, proponents of gun rights have to find ways & means other than the legislative process, to counteract the gun-grabbing moonbattery.
We’re not at the point where a massive armed insurrection is justified (Americans have a lot of patience, we even gave the Brits 3 strikes before we unleashed holy hell upon their forces), and [hopefully] no one is considering or implementing a program of decentralized assassinations, a la Henry Bowman, but it’s clear that something must be done, and done immediately.
Six firearms manufacturers (Barrett Firearms, Extreme Firepower, LaRue Tactical, Olympic Arms, Templar Custom, and York Arms) across the country ARE doing something. The resistance has begun. If enough manufacturers of firearms, ammunition, holsters, accessories, bulletproof vests, and other necessary tools of law enforcement, join the boycott, the King of Albany and the Royal Court of California will have no choice but to rescind their idiotic decrees.
According to several sources, the boycott phenomenon seems to have been started by Ronnie Barrett, owner & CEO of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, who refused to sell firearms to California Law Enforcement after the California legislature banned civilian ownership of Barrett high-caliber rifles. Barrett Firearms manufactures some of the most popular .50-caliber weapons in the world, such as the 82A1 and M107A1 semi-automatic rifles, and Model 95 & Model 99 bolt-action rifles.
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing boycotts California Law Enforcement
“It’s hard to believe we live in such a dark time that someone has actually banned a single shot rifle. But as you will see, this is the cleverest of all gun bans, and the end goal is civilian disarmament, the confiscation of your tools of liberty, your rifles…”
“Barrett cannot legally sell any of its products to lawbreakers. Therefore, since California’s passing of AB50, the state is not in compliance with the US Constitution’s 2nd and 14th Amendments, and we will not sell nor service any of our products to any government agency of the State of California.
Magpul threatens to leave Colorado if high-capacity magazine ban is passed
CBS Denver reports that Magpul, a manufacturer of a wide range of gun accessories (magazines, grips, sights, slings, etc), is threatening to leave the state if the Colorado legislature implements a bill to ban high-capacity magazines, one of the company’s mainstay products.
Magpul is one of the largest producers of high-capacity magazines in the country, employing over 200 workers directly and providing another 400+ contractors and suppliers with business. The state of Colorado would be losing a valuable business, as well as a distinguished premium-level manufacturer, not to mention the negative PR resulting from this highly publicized affair.
Magpul is a “proud Colorado company”, but confirms that it will leave the state if the ban will go into effect.
York Arms cancels all orders from New York Law Enforcement & Government Entities
York Arms, based in Buxton, ME, has cancelled all orders from New York Law Enforcement and Government entities. A statement on the company’s website reads:
Based on the recent legislation in New York, we are prohibited from selling rifles and receivers to residents of New York. We have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York. As a result we have halted sales of rifles, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, machine guns, and silencers to New York governmental agencies.
For “civilian” customers residing in New York:
- At your choice, we will:
- Complete your order and ship to a dealer of your choice outside of NY
- Refund your payment in full
- Hold your items here for up to 6 months, at no charge – if you are in the process of leaving NY and taking residence in another state.
For LE/Govt customers in New York:
- Your orders have been cancelled.
LaRue Tactical restricts sales to New York Law Enforcement & Government Organizations
LaRue Tactical, based in Leander, TX, has issued a press release stating that in order to avoid “legal mistakes” and “potential lawsuits” (gotta love the tongue-in-cheek!), the company will subject the firearms sold to NY-affiliated LEO/Govt agencies, to the same limits and restrictions as New York is subjecting its citizens to.
02/08/2012 LEANDER, TX.
Updated Policy for State and Local Agency Law Enforcement Sales:
Due to the recent and numerous new Anti-gun/Anti-2nd Amendment laws passed and/or pending across our country, LaRue Tactical has been forced to reconsider how we provide products to state and local agencies.
Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess.
State and local laws have always been a serious focus of this firm, and we are now dovetailing that focus with the constitutional rights of the residents covered in their different areas by the old and new regulations.
We realize this effort will have an impact on this firm’s sales – and have decided the lost sales are less danger to this firm than potential lawsuits from erroneous shipments generated by something as simple as human error.
Thanks in advance for your understanding.
* * This policy does not apply to Military / Federal Agencies * *
Olympic Arms, Inc. stops all sales to New York Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Government Entities
Olympic Arms, Inc., based in Olympia, WA, has stopped all sales to New York LEO’s, First Responders, and government-affiliated entities. The company vows to withhold its products from New York officials until the legislation is repealed – and an apology is made. Olympic Arms’ decision is stated in the following press release posted on its official Facebook page:
Press Release: Olympic Arms, Inc. Announces New York State Sales Policy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Olympic Arms is a staunch believer in and defender of the Constitution of the United States, and with special attention paid to the Bill of Rights that succinctly enumerates the security of our Divinely given Rights. One of those Rights is that to Keep and Bear Arms.
Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines. We feel as though the passage of this legislation exceeds the authority granted to the government of New York by its citizens, and violates the Constitution of the United States, ignoring such SCOTUS rulings as District of Columbia v. Heller – 554, U.S. 570 of 2008, McDonald v. Chicago – 561 U.S. 3025 of 2010, and specifically the case of United States v. Miller – 307 U.S. 174 of 1939.
Due the passing of this legislation, Olympic Arms would like to announce that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee of such an entity – will no longer be served as customers.
In short, Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York – henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.
If the leaders of the State of New York are willing to limit the right of the free and law abiding citizens of New York to arm themselves as they see fit under the Rights enumerate to all citizens of the United State through the Second Amendment, we feel as though the legislators and government entities within the State of New York should have to abide by the same restrictions.
This action has caused a division of the people into classes: Those the government deems valuable enough to protect with modern firearms, and those whose lives have been deemed as having less value, and whom the government has decided do not deserve the right to protect themselves with the same firearms. Olympic Arms will not support such behavior or policy against any citizen of this great nation.
Olympic Arms invites all firearms manufacturers, distributors and firearms dealers to join us in this action to refuse to do business with the State of New York. We must stand together, or we shall surely fall divided.
Olympic Arms, Inc.
Extreme Firepower, Inc. stops all sales to Law Enforcement in California, Chicago, New York State, and Washington, DC
The “Policies” page of the company’s website includes the following statement:
The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms. Law-enforcement agencies are typically exempt from these restrictions. EFI, LLC does not recognize law-enforcement exemptions to local, state, and federal gun control laws. If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.
EFI, LLC has registered with the DoJ CFLC program and we will sell any product that we legally can to the public. We will not, under any circumstances, sell any of our products to law-enforcement or state agencies until the California legislature repeals the gun control laws that have been enacted, as these entities have lobbied in favor of statewide gun bans.
EFI, LLC will not sell anything to the following local government agencies until their firearm and/or magazine restrictions have been repealed:
City of Chicago, Illinois
New York State
All products that we manufacture are available to our military customers.
Templar Custom no longer sells firearms to New York State, its Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Government-affiliated Entities
Apex, North Carolina – New York State has recently passed the NY SAFE Act, which prohibits law-abiding New York citizens from purchasing and using many of the most common rifles, handguns, and shotguns in the United States, along with most standard magazines made for these firearms.
The law, rammed through the New York legislature in roughly 30 hours before the legislators themselves or the general public could respond, is a blatant violation of the New York State Constitution. A plain, common-sense reading of the recent Heller decision also shows that the NY SAFE Act is also a blatant and purposefully affront to the Second Amendment of the United States, and is clearly not a constitutional law.
We cannot legally sell rifles to New Yorkers as private citizens.
We will not sell arms to agents of the state of New York that hold themselves to be “more equal” than their citizens. As long as the legislators of New York think they have the power to limit the rights of their citizens, in defiance of the Constitution, we at Templar will not sell them firearms to enforce their edicts.
Templar Custom is announcing that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee will no longer be served as customers.
We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. Before the law and before their creator, all people are equal. When the political class attempts to set itself above the people, we at Templar Custom will always side with the people.
We will also be reviewing the laws of the various states to determine if others will be joining New York on our “Do Not Sell” list.
Templar Custom invites all firearms manufacturers, distributors and firearms dealers to join us in this action to refuse to do business with the State of New York. We must stand together, or we shall surely fall divided.
Templar Custom, Inc.