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

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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.

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  1. MolenLabe says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      AMEN TO THAT! I second that wholeheartedly…!

    • James Gragg says:

      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 says:

        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.. says:

          You’ll all get my business.

    • David says:

      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 says:

      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. says:

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

  2. Josh says:

    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 says:

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

    • Doug says:

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

  3. JAS says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

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

    • Hans says:

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

  5. JavaMan says:

    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 says:

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

      • MolenLabe says:

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

        • hawkeyepierce says:

          @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 says:

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

      • Kenneth says:

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

      • DEB says:

        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 says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

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

  6. Jack says:

    these companies will definitely get my support

  7. Dante says:

    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 says:

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

    • Rick says:

      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 says:

    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

    • John says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

    BRAVO! This is the way to regain control!

  12. Brandon Kirk says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

    • Doug says:

      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 says:

        AMEN BROTHER!

    • Druid Wisdom says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

    • Jim says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • Dan Parker says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • Robert W. Mann says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  18. He'd says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

    • DEB says:

      Got two you will love it.

      • Robert says:

        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.

  21. Anthony Feasel says:

    The American People Need to Wake -Up and Take Back Control of What is Rightfully Theirs.Control of its Legislatures,and All Positions Who claim to have (We The Peoples, Best Interests at Hand) But use their Powers for Self Gain,and Political Positioning,at the Expense of the Common Folk.Joe Q Public It is time to band together with Pen and Purpose.We are in Control.We need to bust up these bands of Career Freeloaders who pay no heed to the Will of the People,just Their Agendas. Vote Them Out.The Pen is Mightier than the Sword.

  22. Joe says:

    There is no “American People” left in the sense that we used to mean it. It implied that we were the norm the majority, and we are not unfortunately. We have conceded the education of our children to the Liberal, Socialist idiots for the last 50 or 60 years. Now we are reaping the results of our apathy.

  23. T Martin says:

    I am in complete agreement with these companies. I will only be buying my ammo and future guns from any company that will support my rights. We need to do our part with not buying a fishing or hunting licesne from NY state. Have to hit them in the wallet to get thier attention.

  24. Ryan says:

    How is this a protest? Great, now us in New York have the state against us and now these six companies too. I could see all the anti gun senators and governor saying “wow, that was easier than I thought.”

  25. Ryan says:

    So as I New Yorker and a gun owner I now have to find ways to get around the state gun laws because they don’t want me to have a gun…and the same thing with these companies? Why would they think that not selling guns to us is at all going to bother the state? WTF?

    • Tom says:

      one thing that they all seem to say is that they will not sell to LEO/government what they can not sell to you. IE if you can not buy an AR or the mags for it neither can the government/LEO

  26. Morton W Peet II says:

    This is encouraging but ineffective. The sad reality is that while it causes an inconvenience the state agencies will make arrangements with neighboring states and agencies to procure firearms and ammo for them without much interruption or inconvenience. We need to get rid of these unamerican politicians and laws…NOW!!

    • despisedems says:

      Agree with you that Washington DC needs to be cleaned out however that is not going to happen right NOW-(as you put it).
      How do you know whether something is going to be effective? What these companies are doing is the right thing to do. Those in the government (whether local or federal)think that the ban is going to stop gun violence. So if this ban stops the gun violence then the Local/Federal law enforcement have no need for those banned items either. CORRECT!!!! Responding with equal force means that Law enforcement w/AR-15’s is UNEQUAL force to an ordinary citizen who has been disarmed – CORRECT!!!!!

      • Robert says:

        Didnt they say that the next meteorite was headed to DC..?

  27. Nic says:

    What people are not understanding is theses companies never said they wouldn’t sell to the law abiding citizens of the anti guns states…they are saying they will not sell and service their weapons to the states governmental agencies as a whole.

    As an LEO myself I totally stand behind these companies and will continue support any company in the future that wishes to join in with these 6 other companies. I am a veteran as well that left the military after I realized how our government actually operated. Our Constitutional Rights are being infringed upon as we speak…I am glad that the Supreme Court actually sides with the pro gun citizens. It will only be a matter of time when the gun grabbers will suffer the loss of multiple personnel and realize the Constitution sides with the people and not them.

  28. Howie says:

    I am in total agreement with these fine companies and their dedicated employees and executives. We the People…must take control of our government, not the other way around. We must stand up to the tax and spend and take away our liberties by those who proclaim to be doing what is best for us when in reality they are only doing what they feel is best for them. One good way to do that is TERM LIMITS. We do not need life time politicians passing 600 page bills they have not read. We need citizens going to serve their country in the House and Senate, doing their jobs and then going back home.

  29. Mike W says:

    WOuldn’t it be nice if all these companies also issued a recall on all of the products they have sold to these departments over, say, the last ten years? Pull the firearms out of the hands who oppress the citizen’s rights and then re-sell them as used surplus in states that the citizens are still allowed to own them.

  30. Peter says:

    We also need to boycott any gun manufacturer that sells to state agencies in states that treat law enforcement better than citizens.

  31. Jim says:

    Now if we can get the ammo companies to do the same

  32. Gino says:

    How many manufactures sell directly to LEAs? Don’t they typically purchase them from distributors?

    • DEB says:

      Yes, it appears that most states have one or two distributors that handle state, county and local sells to leo

  33. gene says:

    That’s just asinine, the police don’t make laws. So why put there lives in jeopardy?

  34. frederick minkenstein says:

    yes we see what is really happening yet? gun companies sell more to the military then public, so why sell to our public when the gov wants us dearmed so we cant put up a fight over the new set of laws and corporate buyouts or going to do to us all, we need our guns and we need to keep our government from abusing its power, the lies has gone to far, the knowingly withheldment of tech on new fuels adn energy solutions, all lies and corporate buying all ma and pa shops up to pay mininum wage after going through a slew of temp agencies collect your pay? it is going down, they are doing it to strip us, next is the extra hardship’s where they will starve us into selling out anything that is valuable and needed, just for gas in the car and a loaf of stale bread, then they will buy as at half price to just destroy it all and force us into loans and interest world. its comming and we need to stop it, dont focous on the little problems and loose sight of of truth and light.

  35. Joel says:

    I will go out of my way to make these fine companies my first resource when looking for firearms and accessories. I don’t care if they charge more or not.

  36. rev. dave says:

    I’d love to see the entire firearms industry get in on this protest. If a state couldn’t arm it’s troopers and local LEOs because of these gun control laws, it would stop the gun-control nonsense pretty quickly.

    Ammo manufacturers should get in on it too. If the states were simply forced into the retail market to compete with us for guns and ammo at the same prices, that would hurt them enough to make the point right there. Heck, local departments are generally running into trouble buying ammuntion now. How much more would it cost them to have to compete for ammo at one of the companies we use, and to pay retail for it instead of getting discounted prices for volume? How much pain would it cause to buy new pistols for, say, 1200 troopers at full retail instead of whatever the discount is?

    • Robert says:

      The way I see it..if they so enact these laws, then their body guards shold be disarmed and given rolled up newspapers…

  37. bira says:

    I hope that all manufacturers join the boycott. Unfortunately, their will likely be one that will be an a** and take advantage to get the market to themselves.

  38. Gomez says:

    So, if the New York citizens can no longer have guns, then the New York police have no need for guns. Or will the New York police go around shooting unarmed citizens?

  39. Tim says:

    Yes!! Those are companies that will get my emotional, spiritual and ECONOMIC support!!

  40. hutt says:

    Let me and my companies take this a step further yet. here at Huttner Enterprises we will no longer be serving any government agencies with our services. No auto repair no tire repair not anything our company provides, it will be turned off.

    • Tim M. says:

      Thank you hutt… time for all of us to stand up.

    • Eric Baumholder says:

      Hutt,

      You’re exactly right. No reason for this boycott to be just guns and ammo. And how about food service companies? When the cafeterias run out of vittles there would be some discussion. You could leave the cops out of it and just hit all the other government agencies.

      The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association recently adopted a resolution opposing an assault
      weapons ban. Law enforcement actually *could* be on our side.

  41. Tim M. says:

    This is an excellent idea… so does this mean that they have already stopped selling firearms to DC, NYC, Chicago, and all entities that currently have bans on private ownership. We really need the ammo companies to fall in line, I for one am not an optimistic about them falling in line, and refusing profits over principle. I would love a website that shows what every firearm, and ammo manufacture’s stance on this is.

  42. Kris says:

    I have found a font of crazy here. Do you people have no one to stop you from your self-stroking? You want to disarm the police and arm the craziest of untrained people. Lanza – he’s one of you. Dorner – he’s one of you. The parents who let their child fire an automatic weapon at a gun show resulting in the loss of that child’s life (he blew his own head off in front of his parents and the gun “trainer/seller” – they are a part of you. They believe what you believe. Beginning to believe we should bring your conspiracy theory wet dream to life and start a government program of house to house searches for weapons. We’ll use tanks, drones, missiles – you know, whatever it takes.

    • Chris says:

      You are an idiot. Mao – He’s one of you. Hitler – He’s one of you. Castro – He’s one of you. Assad – He’s one of you. Hussein – He’s one of you. There may be a small faction of pieces of crap with that mentality in the military, but I for one would have walked before following any orders like that, and I can say the majority of my fellow service members would do the same. Do I believe the government is ready to break down my door and steal my weapons, no, but I’m not stupid enough to say it won’t ever happen. Look at NY and CA as prime examples.

  43. Kim says:

    Now if we could get all the ammo mfg. To do the same as the gun mfg. against New York and all other states that want to make the trample on the 2nd Amendment!

  44. Don says:

    Personally I would like to see these gun manufacturers shut down completely. Enough chatter about your 2nd amendment rights. Suck it up and move with the times. This isn`t the wild west anymore. Canadian and loving it. I`d be quite content if the war mongering americans never stepped across our border. Comment if you want but I wont care what your views are.

    • DEB says:

      Don it is clear that you dont care, that is beacuse you have a narrow sight at free life with youe head stuck so far up your own ass it becomes hard to see the light.

      • Don says:

        Deb…spoken like a true war mongering american with her head up her snatch. P.S. Buy a dictionary. Spend less money on guns and more on education.

        • Robert says:

          Your position on gun rights coupled with your name calling in place of a solid argument to back up your claims are not doing much to defend your own beliefs.

          • don says:

            Saddest of all is that none of it is a lie.

  45. Ammo Companies says:

    The ammo companies have to stand up and grow a pair, they MUST do there part as well

  46. Sam says:

    Its about time somebody grows some balls and stand up for what is right..

  47. Robert says:

    I totally support these companies and believe they are taking a big step in defending our rights. As an combat veteran living in the State of Rhode Island, my voice so far has fallen upon deaf ears. These multimillion dollar companies on the other hand speak loud enough to potentially make an impact on our legislature. I certainly did not spend 12 months in Iraq defending these rights to come home and have them stripped away.

  48. sd211 says:

    Very good move by the companies, especially LaRue.
    What would be great, and potentially, inviting for other companies to joih, is to push a law that forbids federal and state agencies to aquire and use hand-held weapons that are not available to civilians. This will take care of one of the stated intents of 2nd amendment.

  49. Atwas911 says:

    Please.. For your own safety, please do not refuse to sell guns to police and federal agents.

    They will blow up another one of their buildings, blame domestic terrorist gun manufacturer. They will storm your offices with assault rifles, execute your employees and steal your inventory.

  50. Robert W. Mann says:

    Looks like the shoe is on the other foot. All this braggadocio about the wonderful dead hand of business in the other economic spheres but here, this “union” of gun producers will attempt to force their minority opinions on others. I suspect that other companies with show up and make arms for legitimate law enforcement people. You can’t have it both ways, or as is common parlance – talk out of both sides of your mouth. there are lots of gun manufacturers. Let the marker prevail, isn’t that what you say as you oppose unions?

  51. phil says:

    I applaud these companies. They are standing up for the rights of all americans. Those who don’t think so obviously don’t know there rights as americans, read and understand what our founding fathers granted us as innailiable rights. Stand up for something!!! Or lie down and die for nothing.

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  53. Anonomous says:

    Liberal, conservative, these titles do not matter anymore. They are sides to be taken so we are blinded from the real issues. The fact of the matter is this; our “government” is infringing on our rights, slowly inacting policys so they can have the police state required to place martial law. After that its history repeating its self as stated in the previous comments, these companies and manufacturers are true americans, placing principle and honor above greed and fear. (I am not particuarlly “religious” and strongly believe in separation of church and state) but god bless the people willin to fight for what is right; FREEDOM regardless of what you believe it is every living beings right.

  54. Daniel says:

    Now if we can only get them to boycott selling weapons to everybody, we might finally be out of this mess!

  55. come get it says:

    I am only going to say this one time. this country was raised and forged by the weapon of choice so you skirt chasing sorry ass so called men! of todays society have one last chance before the door closes! Stand like a man or get the hell out of the way BOYS! and meet your makers!

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