Obama's Delight: Mayors prepare boycott of gun manufacturers in order to push gun controlSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:37
Obama's Delight: Mayors prepare boycott of gun manufacturers in order to push gun control
By Larry Keane, National Shooting Sports Foundation
February 01, 2013 | 2:17PM
Minnesota Public Radio reports that Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis has said that he and 60 other mayors are considering boycotts of gun makers who don’t agree to their sweeping list of gun control demands. Taking a page from the Rahm Emanuel playbook, the mayors intend to use their police department purchasing power as leverage.
This is a re-hash of the Clinton Administration threat, spearheaded by then-HUD Secretary and now governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, to do the same with federal agencies. Despite a successful court action by NSSF to counter the threat at the time, the idea was kicked up again in 2010 by disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who suggested that gun makers must cease and desist the sale of ALL semi-automatic firearms to escape this punishment.