Gun Companies Boycott New York: Urging all Manufactures to Stop Selling Firearms to New York Police

Six firearms manufacturers have joined together in an effort to protest New York’s unconstitutional firearms laws. Barrett Firearms, LaRue Tactical, Olympic Arms, Extreme Firepower Inc, Templar Custom and York Arms have all stopped selling firearms to all New York law enforcement and government agencies. A number of them are also starting to call for an industry wide boycott on any state who bans civilian ownership.

The boycott is in response to New York’s latest efforts to strip the American public’s 2nd amendment rights.

President of Olympic Firearms put out the following statement:

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

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.

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.

LaRue Tactical put out a press release that read:

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.

barrett 50calThe recent boycott seems to have been inspired by Ronnie Barrett, owner and CEO of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing. Barrett Firearms, the company that manufacturers the most popular .50-caliber weapons in the world, refuses to sell firearms to any state that bans the civilian ownership of their firearms.

Barrett was one of the first to put the 2nd amendment above profits when he stopped selling to California Law Enforcement, after lawmakers banned civilian ownership of his high-caliber rifles.

At the time he wrote:

“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…” He goes on to say, “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.

While many of these companies will no doubt lose some revenue, it’s good to see them finally standing up to the law makers who are trying to take away our right to keep and bear arms. If companies like Glock, Smith & Wesson and SIG Sauer join the fight, we may actually see some of these States start to back off.

Only time will tell whether these larger companies will put the second amendment above profits; they have the power to help, and they should let state and federal authorities know that if citizens can’t buy them, the government shouldn’t be allowed to either.

61 Comments

  1. MolenLabe
    February 14, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I know six companies that will be getting my business. It’s so great to hear we still have people like Mr. Barrett who have the balls to stand up for his principles. I love my Glock, and I have a number of Sig’s but I will not buy another if they don’t start standing up with these guys.

    I will be writing each one of these companies to urge them to stand up and fight. It’s time we send a message that the people have the power.

    • Randy Beretta
      February 15, 2013 at 7:28 am

      I think you guys that are doing this sounds like you got your SH_t going in the right way …………………………!!! Stand up co. you are ….

    • Robert
      February 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      AMEN TO THAT! I second that wholeheartedly…!

    • James Gragg
      February 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      This needs to be “pushed” for further boycotts by additional manufactures: Rugger Arms, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, Colt, etc.. That would put an almost complete “strangle hold” on the Feds & rouge states. The civilians that work in these currently “non-aligned” companies, should notify “management,” that they “MUST follow suit” and protect the US Constitution & the American population from possible “genocide,” or face a workers “walk out” (or shut down by workers) in protest. The Lame Stream Media (MSM) & the “government” would totally freak out, and may even change their current “tune.”

      • Patrick Stanton
        February 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

        Givem hell guys. You and sellers like cheaper than dirt will be getting all my business. I also emailed smith and Wesson and will be making some phone calls to the other big manufactures. You 6 hold ur head high you are true patriots!!!!

        • Kentucky Bill..
          February 18, 2013 at 8:43 am

          You’ll all get my business.

    • David
      February 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      The government is run by criminals so, why are you surprised by the way they are trying to suppress the good people of America. The criminals are cowardly and afraid of the civilians that could be, and should be, ARMED, for the protection of themselves and their families!!!!!!!

    • Sladep
      February 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Need to pressure the major manufacturers (S&W, Glock, etc.) to do the same. That means that civilians should contact them and urge this, and in the meantime boycott their products to get the point across.

    • Edmundo T. Ongsiako, Jr.
      May 27, 2013 at 1:50 am

      Suggest we boycott all gun manufacturers that will continue to sell to these oppressive liberal Obama controlled States

  2. Josh
    February 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I can tell you that a lot of Law Enforcement here in NY agree with these companies. The true LEO’s understand and support what they are doing.

    • deerslayerinny
      February 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      i know of 2 troopers that have bought 2 ar15’s just 2 weeks ago ..

    • Doug
      February 15, 2013 at 5:53 am

      The last rally i went to most of our bus was law enforcement! more than 50% my self included.

  3. JAS
    February 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

    And these are the companies that we as gun buyers should support. We can make up some of that lost revenue and send a strong message of thanks to these companies for standing up against these laws.

    • Brian
      February 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      I absolutely agree with you,I buy Springfield firearms but I have alot of the others and if these other companies do not stand and fight like these six awsome companies,I promise that I will not give another dollar to buy anymore of there products!!!

  4. bubba musftafa
    February 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Not a prob, since guns are outlawed in NY, there will be no gun crime.
    The police and I have an understanding; they have me out numbered; I have them out gunned :)

    • jcinmo
      February 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Haha. We’ll need to petition “club” manufactures next. Thank goodness the NY officials we able to solve their gun problem! ;)

    • Hans
      February 15, 2013 at 5:45 am

      Now that made me laugh. . I like it ..

  5. JavaMan
    February 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    What the larger companies have failed to grasp, at least so far, is that if the trend continues, they will have a MUCH smaller market, and probably will be forced out of business – losing revenue and profits for their stockholders.

    The best long term strategy for them (IMHO) would be to suspend sales to any governmental arm that is infringing or abridging the RKBA, as was suggested, pushing the states into deciding what is more important, following the constitution, or doing “what feels good” but will fail to effect any change

    • DEB
      February 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Knowingly depriving your stock holders a profit is an Security Exchange Comm, no-no.

      • MolenLabe
        February 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        Knowingly helping a corrupt government infringe on our constitutional rights is an American no-no.

        • hawkeyepierce
          February 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm

          @javaman… the civilian market is in the multi multi millions… the government market (short of the military) is under 1 million… these companies are protecting their true market… ban guns to the public…. all 85million of us, and the gun companies will fold in a week….. and remember.. even in the military, there are only around 2 million active service at one time… so the math is on the side of the civilian market…. just replace guns with Crown victorias…. and then you will see the market crash

      • hunter
        February 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm

        Private companies have no stock holders…..they can do what they want…..AMEN!

      • Kenneth
        February 15, 2013 at 8:04 am

        Even if it’s publicly traded company screw the SEC! you should drink some more kool-aid.

      • DEB
        February 15, 2013 at 8:52 am

        Sorry guys i did not mean to sound like i was taking thier side, i was just saying that by law the companies must find a way to tell the gov. screw you,we have to sell to the public to make a profit or we will be in violation of fed law.
        no kool-aid here.

      • Dark Space
        February 17, 2013 at 10:05 am

        Which rule is that? I think the point that the others are making, is that you are wrong.

        I don’t know which one you’re misinterpreting, but the SEC requires no company to chase after every potential profitable opportunity – the company is free to pick and choose where and how it will make profits and who it does business with (within reason – they can’t sell guns to mexican druglords, but that isn’t SEC rules, and it isn’t followed by the government).

        Further, none of the companies listed in the article are publicly traded and therefore none of them are regulated by the SEC. Perhaps some of them had private offerings (I don’t think so though) and had to adhere to Reg D filings, but again, nothing there would require a company to earn or bypass profits in a way that the company did not choose.

    • jim pashia
      February 14, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      what happens is this, the entire state law enforcement agencies must then buy new firearms from a different company, which will more than likely be much more expensive had they left it alone. if Glock refuses to sell further to New York, where will they get thier side arms? they will have to contract out to a new agency/company, which means new pistols, more liability, more cost, more training for officers, and a huge expense in teh long run. THAT is how you get state’s attentions, making doing buisness in the manner they have so prohibitively expensive that they back off.

    • Kilel
      February 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      They are well aware of that. And they don’t care.

  6. Jack
    February 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    these companies will definitely get my support

  7. Dante
    February 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I honestly don’t think they’ll lose that much in profits. If the don’t sell to law enforcement then more civilians can acquire those firearms.

  8. Whitebear
    February 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    If the ammo manufacturers would follow that example that would also make a huge statement. I’d like to see that.

    • Rick
      February 15, 2013 at 1:50 am

      I agree with you. I think this would actually create quite a quicker, and more devastating effect as well! the guns they have can last for years if taken care of properly. they only have so much ammo.

  9. greg
    February 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I am glad to see that these steps are beening taknen. unfortunate as that may be. stop selling them ammo and when they are battling criminals with guns with sticks perhaps they will wake up, Your Constitiion has been you bannr and battle cry for years and to see eclected officals pulling this crap means one thing, Out they must go.I am a Canadian and what happens to you may eentually happen to us and this is why I support your efforts. Standing up for your rights and you have my support in spirit. Sicerely, Greg Loftus

    • February 15, 2013 at 6:25 am

      Well maybe if the cops didnt have the ammo or the military didnt have the ammo needed to do their jobs, then some of the people trying to abolish this right would realize that it isn’t funny or smart or whatever in the heck they think limiting the second amendment is,

  10. ar
    February 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I’m glad that the are standing up for out right to own arms and protect ourselves not just from crooks on the street but also those in government that wish to make us eat their crap belief of life is better with out a way to defend our selves from government and petiole who would harm us and not follow the laws they pass, these companies will be see my business.

  11. Mick Emery
    February 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    BRAVO! This is the way to regain control!

  12. Brandon Kirk
    February 14, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I am extremely pleased that these manufacturers have decided to stand up for principles over profit. I will remember and reward these manufacturers when it is time to purchase again, which for us is often.

  13. Kevin Ryan
    February 15, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Not supporting law enforcement? Do you really feel like a real man knowing you have a ar-15 or an arsenal of hand guns under your bed? Your weak and you jump on the “2nd amendment” bandwagon to make yourself feel like the man you are not. You piss on the 1st amendment when it does sit well with you but hey, as long as you have your assault rifle…regain control! Get back to your f-ing video games.

    • Matt
      February 15, 2013 at 1:54 am

      You seem to be the odd man out here. Go away liberal.

    • Doug
      February 15, 2013 at 2:30 am

      Little hostile there, Kevin. Why is it you liberals are so focused on our manhood? Don’t like our cars? It’s about our manhood.
      Don’t like our fast boats or planes? It’s about our manhood.
      Don’t like our guns? MANHOOD!

      I think you’re just obsessed with our manhood.

      Most gun owners were never on the 2nd Ammendment “bandwagon”, because we’ve been pulling it as long as we’ve owned guns.

      By the way, video games are for pasty face city kids like you. Country boys get to go outside for fun.

      • Robert
        February 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm

        AMEN BROTHER!

    • Druid Wisdom
      February 15, 2013 at 6:08 am

      You are the one worried about our manhood? It seems thou protests too loudly …Oh yeah we don’t need video games …we have real guns!

      • Brian
        February 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

        People stop comparing manhood and look at the big picture. People say why do you need so much ammo.I say cause I do, or because I can. They say why do you have so many guns. I say some days I like chicken some days I like beef. Variety is the spice of life. They say why do you need 30 round magazines. I say ever heard of Rodney king riots. Now I ask you what are YOU going to say when they tell you. ” You can’t play video games because its violent, or ban websites because its got questionable ideas, or you can’t have that hot dog or beverage because its not good for you.what GOOD excuse are you going to have to protect your right to keep these freedoms. ” Because I can and I want to.”

        • Bt
          February 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm

          They already outlawed some foods, (salt in soups) the amount that’s allowed, and they ban sodas over 160oz in n.y.

    • Jim
      February 15, 2013 at 7:24 am

      Kevin, I am not sure if you realize but this goes beyond firearm ownership. The 2nd Amendment is the lynchpin to all of our rights, without it the government feels they have carte blanche on crushing you under the boot heel of oppression. History has shown that when a despot gets in control and confiscates the weapons of the citizens mass killings follow. I for one wish to have the very best piece of equipment that I can afford to defend my family against “bad guys” So if this action by the arms manufacturing companies puts pressure on the various governments state local and federal by means of sanctions against them so be it, they must play by the same rules that they are trying to foist on the rest of us.

      • Hawkeye
        February 18, 2013 at 7:31 am

        Well said, Jim. This debate is TOTALLY all about the US Constitution, which his majesty and his minion TOTALLY abhors. Why else would the United Nations have an interest in the outcome????

    • bill
      February 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Kevin Ryan, I have been a cop 35 years. I will be retiring at the end of this year. I have been in 7 shootings and have won 3 medals of valor. I have boxes full of commendations, plaques and other tokens of appreciation. I have picked up arms, legs, heads and dead burnt bodies. I have seen the most awful things you can imagine and in my 35 years at the state, local and federal levels I have stopped less than 5 crimes in progress. I have not prevented a single murder, have arrested one armed robber as he was fleeing. I have taken many murder calls, I have taken thousands of assault complaints. I tell you this because it is apparent that you somehow believe cops are going to stop crimes being done to you or your loved ones. We are not. We are not there when it is happening. And the funniest thing is, you folks think we are required to protect you. Obama makes it appear as if we have to protect you. We are under no requirement to protect your underserving hind end. That “protect and serve” stuff is like Obama’s “pay your fair share” it’s a buzz word said to make sheep feel better.

      If we were there like as not you would not be getting raped or your wife beat up, your neighborhood gas station would not be getting robbed and the attendant murdered. Your neighbors out in the sticks who can rely on a response time counted in quarter hour increments would not be home invaded, tied up and killed for grandma’s jewels. Your fixation on a black rifle is kind of silly really. Not all of us use them. I own one, but I prefer to shoot with my 12 gauge shotgun as I’m not that great of a shot. But I carry a pistol every day, on or off duty. I don’t do it to be billy bad ass, I do it because if I am in a place where a bad guy decides he is going to shoot you or your loved ones or me and mine I am going to defend yours and mine. I don’t care if you don’t want to carry a pistol, it appears you are a bit too much of a girly boy to carry one responsibly anyway, so I will protect my family and if you want to get behind me I will try to protect yours as well, but don’t get mad if I sacrifice one of yours for one of mine, that’s just the way it rolls and no hard feelings right? I served in the Army and I’ve served in law enforcement my entire adult life. I have earned the right to use my first amendment rights and as stupid as I think you are and as undeserving as I believe you to be, I an many of my brothers and sisters have offered to give up our lives for you to have such stupid opinions.

      • DEB
        February 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm

        Bill thank you for your many years of making the sheep feel safe, sorry about the pun.

    • Dan Parker
      February 15, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Kevin, Kevin, Kevin. There are two little components of the English language which are referred to as “spelling and punctuation.” I realize that these are probably difficult skills for you to master, but if you’re going to insult us American citizens who actually paid attention in Civics class, at least be grammatically correct. Is that too much to ask?

    • Robert
      February 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      This isnt a site for liberals. I honestly hope you dont find yourself and your familyface to face with a criminal, who, by the way doesnt care about the law, that has a weapon. What are you going to do? Lie down? Throw rocks or plates? “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns..!” Want mine..? You can have it..when you pry my empty, smoking weapon from my cold, dead fingers!

    • David Smith
      February 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Kevin

      “Not supporting law enforcement”

      At a city meeting about the Patriot Act, the first words out of the Federal Government’s lawyer’s mouth were a lie.

      “It’ legal”.

      Completely ignoring: Slavery, the Holocaust, the Holomodor, the massacre of the Confucian scholars, the Inquisition, Black Hole of Calcutta, the Bataan Death March (surprise – legal under the Geneva Convention) and the current speech control laws of every single country on the planet except the USA. All of these were/are legal.

      Which one are you going to support?

    • victor
      February 16, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      you really dont deserve more than you are a DUMBASS!!!

    • Robert W. Mann
      March 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Oh boy, another group of closeted Cantservative gun worshipers committed to their little echo chamber. Many of your web sites exclude those that don’t agree with you. What a wonderful statement of your American free speech bull. The only things you want to hear are people agreeing with you and increasingly as Americans learn that it is 43 times a likely for a person to be injured by having a firearm in their home than they are to defend themselves from some fantasy attacker raping and pillaging. It is just a bad bet.

  14. Linda Eidsmoe
    February 15, 2013 at 12:45 am

    This is profound!!! I am so glad to see there are people out there who are unafraid to express their dissattisfaction with a Government Administration who has personal agendas that tread on American citizens Civil Liberties and Amendment Rights. God Bless you all.

  15. Robert
    February 15, 2013 at 1:47 am

    They should do this with the ammo as well. This is fantastic. They should also have a meeting as a group every six months so all of the companies are falling in line and nobody is left out.

  16. idahoman
    February 15, 2013 at 1:55 am

    And now Magpul is threatening to move out of Colorado if they pass thier proposed magazine ban which will cost the state over 85 million and over 200 jobs.

  17. richard
    February 15, 2013 at 5:02 am

    this is awsome!! the support we are getting from theses companys. thank you so much!!! hope all others jump on board.

  18. February 15, 2013 at 5:48 am

    I think it’s great, what these gun manufacturers have decided to do. Now, what would be even more damaging to state and local governments, is to have ANY and ALL companies who do business with gov. agencies, stop their sales to them, and see how long the gov. will last. We need to shut down government.

  19. Druid Wisdom
    February 15, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Balls, cajones, guts, conviction etc …You name it ..these companies are synonymous to the heritage that made America great and can again be ..As to depriving shareholders of profits? Govt pension plans divested themselves of stock holdings in companies that produced AR’s after Sandyhook…Therefore the Govt deprived the other investors of profits ..Goose for Gander baby…And how about Rahm trying to strong arm banks into depleting or removing credit to manufacturers? The other companies may have contracts with LEO’s to honor …but when those are up …they need to say adios

  20. Prof Shadow
    February 15, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Always wanted to own a Barrett. Looks like I have a reason to get one now ;)

    • DEB
      February 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Got two you will love it.

      • Robert
        February 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

        It has been my dream since SOTIC to own one of these finely crafted weapons…When I finish Paramedic school, that’s going to be my next purchase.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*