Friday, February 15, 2013

Firearm Manufacturers Strike Back at Cuomo

This is big-

In  response to the bombastic, bullying, and mafioso-like Governor Cuomo of New York, a number of firearm manufacturer have notified the State of New York that they will no longer sell firearms to law enforcement agencies of that state.

This is a tremendously brave and selfless move. The easy way out would have been to offset their losses from private sales by selling firearms to these state and local organizations, which have been increasingly culturally isolated from the people by a methodical process of militarization.

This movement has the ring of a revolt of the people and I am glad to see it.

Our nation has a beginning that is defined by the defiance of wrongful acts of government. The protests of,  and physical opposition to, writs of assistance and wrongful taxes are just two examples of how the American people risked jail, fines, and loss of livelihood in order to secure their inalienable rights. The loss of profits that these manufacturers are willing to incur should not be underestimated; in this economy, any loss of sales is significant. As some manufacturers will no doubt step in and sell out the people for the sake of profit, the stand being taken by these companies is all the more noble.

Some of the statements are incredibly powerful and awe-inspiring:

Excepts from the The Blaze article linked at top.

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 (to) 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."

"EFI, LLC has a long-standing policy of not selling to law enforcement in states that restrict private gun ownership. TheBlaze interviewed EFI’s President Melinda Meador on the subject. Her statement was quite succinct:

“We [EFI] refuse to recognize law enforcement exemptions on gun control. 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.”

This last line of the York Arms statement is the blaster:

"The York Arms website is one that did not mince words on the company’s policy as it relates to gun sales for New York."

"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.

"Texas-based La Rue Tactical also posted their new policy on Facebook on February 8th:

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."

"Templar Custom of North Carolina is a North Carolina-based maker of precision rifles. CEO Bob Reynolds spoke with TheBlaze on Friday and reinforced the company’s position as posted on Facebook."

Looks like the good people at Templar Custom have read George Orwell's Animal Farm-
"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"

I am at an utter loss for words. God bless all of them.

I will do all that I can to purchase my firearms, ammunition, and equipment from these companies.



    WE should take a leaf from THEIR book and refuse to patronize businesses, newspapers, churches, etc., which oppose our Constitutional Rights.

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  5. Yeah, Some of the statements are incredibly powerful and awe-inspiring.