Firearm manufacturers fire back. With passive resistance. (Updated)Submitted by Smudge Pot on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 15:04
18 22 25 31 BUNCHES of industry leaders have refused to deal with governments that disarm citizens. This continues the trend of division in the greater law enforcement community: those who protect the state and those who protect the people.
Originally from ThereIsNoSpoon, Athan and The Blaze, THE LIST APPEARS TO BE BEST KEPT BY SOME DUDE HERE AT NCGUNBLOG and the initiative appears to have taken on the name "New York Gun Boycott" although now it's clearly a growing multi-state thing. All are encourage to tweet hashtag #newyorkgunboycott and get this trending higher.
The NCGunBlog also has links to all these brave outfits so you can check their sites, declarations, facebook pages & etc. Awesome job.
These guys, FirearmsPolicy.org had one of the first pages up to allow you to email practically everybody in the industry.
Another initiative RefuseToSell.org trying to keep track of things and get national action happening.
So this list keeps growing...
- Alex Arms
- American Spirit Arms
- Barrett Firearms
- Bravo Company USA
- Bullwater Enterprises
- Cheaper Than Dirt
- Crusader Weaponry
- Clark Fork Tactical
- Doublestar Corp
- EFI, LLC – Extreme Firepower
- Exile Machine
- Extreme Firepower Inc
- Head Down Products
- J&G Sales
- Kiss Tactical
- La Rue Tactical
- Liberty Suppressors
- Magpul (per below)
- NEMO Arms
- OFA Tactical
- Olympic Arms, Inc
- One Source Tactical
- Primary Weapons Systems
- Quality Arms
- Smith Enterprise
- Spike’s Tactical
- Templar Custom
- Templar Tactical Arms (possibly repeat?)
- Tier One Arms
- Top Gun Supply
- Trident Armory
- Westfork Armory
- York Arms
The statements by All of these firms are encouraging to say the least. They truly deserve our patronage. Here's a few of the more direct.
Quality Arms Idaho:
Will not supply any firearm or product, manufactured by us, or any other company nor will we warranty, repair, alter, or modify any firearm owned by any State, County or Municipality who infringes on the right of its citizens to bear arms under the 2ndamendment.
Effective immediately, laws that restrict firearms, ammunition, or magazine possession by law abiding citizens will also be applied to state and local law enforcement and government agencies in that jurisdiction. All residents will be treated equally.
By current law, Barrett cannot be an accomplice with any lawbreaker, therefore, cannot and will not service or sell to New York government agencies. Barrett also applies this stance to the individual elected official who, as a matter of public record, has voted for or created regulation that violates the constitutional rights of their citizens. This is an expansion of our 2002 ban against the California government due to their Second Amendment infringements, and shall apply to any future violators.
Sunday night, 9pm. As of this moment, all contract bids and offers, as well as any current production contracts for any and all US government agencies and affiliates by Trident Armory are null and void.
“We will no longer participate with, or work for a government where the “rights” of the people are able to be adjusted by the whim of the government”.” I will not build guns which can be used to disarm my fellow Americans”
Take a moment to email your favourite manufacturer or dealer and encourage them to join the ranks of liberty! This isn't doing anything radical, it's NOT DOING anything to support oppression. Passive resistance=non support.
Armalite, as mentioned below has a somewhat unique position, saying they won't sell to AGENCIES in these states but they will continue to sell to INDIVIDUALS be they LEO or whomever.
Bushmaster, abandoned in hostile territory, has been vocal but so far has taken no similar position. Glock, Sig Saur, Rueger and S&W are silent.
This web page helps you contact them all!