We all know by now about New York and their anti-gun anti-Constitution move to severely attack the liberties of law abiding citizens of the state and city of New York. The citizens of California have been under the same type of attack for some time now. If things continue to go the way the anti-Constitutional Colorado government will do the same things to the citizens of Colorado. It continues to amaze me that all legislation that is being put into place only affects the law abiding citizen. In a fantastic turn of events, many gun and accessory manufacturers are holding law enforcement and government agencies in these states to the same standards! Many of these company names you will recognize. Sadly, major gun manufactures such as Smith & Wesson, Glock, Beretta, Ruger, and Springfield Armory have yet to sign on. Hopefully they will soon see the light and realize the importance of standing up for the 2nd Amendment. Soon they too will be attacked by the anti-gunners. Read the articles below and please support the companies that have signed on to the boycott of anti-gun states. I for one will be buying a shirt from Nemoarms. Happy shooting!
From Political Outcast and Freedom Outpost…
It’s not uncommon for companies to engage in public service. The more cynical of them do it just for publicity, but many actually want to give back something to the community around them.
Even so, it’s remarkable when a company is so intent on standing up for what’s right that its owners are willing to risk government reprisals to do it.
That’s what makes it laudable that dozens of gun companies are stepping forward to level the playing field in light of current government efforts to take away Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment.
Two weeks ago, The Blaze ran a story about a handful of gun companies that have decided not to sell weapons to law enforcement in New York and other states that restrict firearms for civilians.
Since that story first ran, the list of companies signing on to the gun-control resistance has more than quintupled. At this writing, The Blaze reports that it has been contacted by enough companies to bring the count up to 44. (This is a current list of companies we know of)
Typical of the companies’ positions is this statement from Citizen Arms:
“Due to legal, ethical and moral concerns, Citizen Arms offers only those custom firearms that are legal for all lawful citizens of a given state to possess, regardless of law enforcement status. LE personnel living in states where citizens must have restrictive features will only receive like product support from Citizen Arms. We’re very appreciative of the sacrifices made by the law enforcement community but we’re even more appreciative of the right guaranteed to all law-abiding US citizens by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.”
Or this one, from Barrett Firearms:
“Barrett opposes those who are illegally disarming the American public from their efficient arms and creating superior armed elitist government agencies. Elected state officials of New York, having been sworn to protect our Constitution, have instead committed an offense against it and their citizens by stripping inalienable rights duly protected and guaranteed under the Second Amendment. … By current law, Barrett cannot be an accomplice with any lawbreaker, therefore, cannot and will not service or sell to New York government agencies. … 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.”
These companies are painting targets on themselves for government retaliation.
A key component of all gun-control plans is that law enforcement remains heavily armed. Gun opponents even use officer safety as a debate point in pushing their plans.
By restricting the flow of arms to law enforcement, gun makers and distributors are making themselves a threat to gun-grabbers’ plans to amass uncontestable power.
It’s good to know that there are companies that understand the Constitution and are willing to take a risk to protect it when the government won’t.
The list of companies that have decided to stop selling firearms and ammunition to law enforcement agencies, in states that are hostile to the Second Amendment and putting forth gun control legislation, is growing and has grown more than seven times the number that I informed you about one week ago today.
Previously I listed the following companies:
- Olympic Arms, Inc
- La Rue Tactical
- EFI, LLC – Extreme Firepower
- York Arms
- Templar Custom
- Cheaper Than Dirt
- Barrett Firearms Manufacturing
Now the list has expanded to include:
- Bullwater Enterprises 2-16-13
- West Fork Armory 2-16-13
- Smith Enterprise 2-17-13
- Alex Arms 2-17-13
- Spike’s Tactical 2-18-13
- Quality Arms Idaho 2-19-13
- Liberty Suppressors 2-19-13
- Doublestar Corp 2-19-13 (Includes J&T Distributing & Ace LTD)
- American Spirit Arms 2-19-13 (complete with a video!)
- Trident Armory 2-17-13 (reported to me 2-20-13)
- Head Down Products 2-20-13
- J&G Sales 2-20-13
- Exile Machine 2-20-13
- Tier One Arms 2-15-13 (reported to me 2-20-13)
- Bravo Company USA 2-20-13
- Primary Weapons Systems 2-21-13 (read my blog post on PWS)
- Crusader Weaponry 2-20-13
- Top Gun Supply 2-21-13
- Kiss Tactical 2-21-13
- Clark Fork Tactical 2-21-13
- OFA Tactical 2-17-13 (reported to me 2-21-13)
- One Source Tactical 2-21-13 (Scroll down to shipping restrictions)
- Templar Tactical Arms 2-12-13 (reported 2-21-13)
- NEMO Arms 2-21-13 (check out their photo!)
- Old Grouch’s Military Surplus 1-15-13 (NOT a typo!)
- Big Horn Armory 2-22-13
- Midway USA 2-22-13
- CMMG Inc 2-22-13
- Rocky Top Tactical 2-22-13
- Badger Peak 2-22-13
- Controlled Chaos Arms 2-22-13
- SRT Arms 2-22-13
- Norton Firearms 2-22-13
- Umlaut Industries 2-22-13
- Predator Intelligence 2-2-13 (Read comments)
- Citizen Arms 2-23-13 (At the bottom of the page)
- Evolution Weaponry 2-17-13
- Chaos Arms 2-23-13
- Warbirds Custom Guns 2-23-13 (Scroll to the bottom)
- JBTAC 2-23-13
- Stoner Arms 2-22-13
- Ammoclip (Date of policy unknown)
- 3 Rivers Precision 2-22-13
- 2A Firearms 2-22-13
- Lanco Tactical 2-22-13
- Predator Tactical 2-23-13
- Umlaut Industries LLC 2-23-13
- Rhino Arms LLC 2-23-13
Jeffrey Norton, of Norton Firearms, issued a statement on the company’s website:
Norton Firearms, Inc. is a strong defender of the US Constitution, not only the 2nd amendment. We believe that a government that restricts it Citizens from executing their Constitutional Rights is no longer a government for the people or by the people. It is our policy not to sell our products or services to any organization that tries to diminish the rights given to us by our US Constitution and our Creator. If you are a government agency with a policy of restricting our Constitutional Rights we ask that you take our tax dollars and spend it somewhere else. I am sure there is some profiteering communist foreign company that will be glad to take our dollars for their gain. We will only sell to law abiding, Citizens and those agencies that truly support and will defend The US Constitution.
On Saturday I refused to sell a AR-15 rifle to a police officer from California. He came into my shop and wanted to buy his duty gun in AZ because the same gun in his home state would cost him more. I told him that I would not sell him the gun even though he had his department letter saying he was able to buy it. I told him that if the gun was not legal for law abiding men and women in CA I would not sell it to him. After he told me that “civilians don’t need them type of guns,” I asked to leave my shop. He stomped out mad.
I have made a decision to not sell to any gun to police department that are not legal for civilians. We build custom AR-15 and have sold more then a few to cops in a few states. I am not sure how this will effect us but as we grow and our name gets out there more we will not change this policy.
Following New York’s gun control laws, Steve Adelmann, of Citizen Arms, made the following statement on the home page of his company’s website:
”Due to legal, ethical and moral concerns, Citizen Arms offers only those custom firearms that are legal for all lawful citizens of a given state to possess, regardless of law enforcement status. LE personnel living in states where citizens must have restrictive features will only receive like product support from Citizen Arms. We’re very appreciative of the sacrifices made by the law enforcement community but we’re even more appreciative of the right guaranteed to all law-abiding US citizens by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution: ‘A well regulated militia, necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’”
If you know of other companies that are joining in this protest against attacks by tyrannical Federal and State governments, please click on the “Contact” button at the top of the page and send me a link to the company’s statement and I’ll add it to the growing list. Please consider supporting companies like these as they value freedom and the responsibility we have to both keep and bear arms.
Firearms Policy Coalition offers a digital option for those wishing to send an email encouraging companies to get on board with this movement.
Barrett opposes those who are illegally disarming the American public from their efficient arms and creating superior armed elitist government agencies.
Elected state officials of New York, having been sworn to protect our Constitution, have instead committed an offense against it and their citizens by stripping inalienable rights duly protected and guaranteed under the Second Amendment. By their deliberate and sinister actions, these officials now cause their state and local policing agencies to enforce these unconstitutional and illegal so called “laws”.
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.
In the course of world history there have been officials that strip inalienable rights from the people that were given to all by our Creator. Most of these officials inevitably come to trial, some do not.
Intentionally violating constitutional rights by officials that have sworn to uphold them should have severe prison sentences.
With the clear vision of horrible events in history repeating itself, all manufacturers of firearms or related equipment remaining in partnership with such violators should have a respectable fear of being found with the guilty on their day of trial.
During this era of assault on liberty, Barrett will remain steadfast in our efforts to serve law-abiding citizens of all fifty states, and stands together with you in the struggles we will fight and win.
Chairman and CEO
UPDATE: Phil Flack of P.F. Custom Guns in Asheville, N.C. sent me this message:
Effective immediately, P. F. Custom Guns will not sell to or support in anyway Government agencies in states where their elected Officials are destroying our Constitution and American way of life for the citizens of their state. While we are all shocked at recent tragic events in our nation and we send heartfelt prayers for the Families of the victims. Knee jerk reactions from purely political opportunist, in my mind, just a slap in the face to these Families. These same politicians should be apologizing for their past actions of not allowing free citizens the God given right to defend themselves, their homes and certainly their children. This is NOT the Country that I put on a uniform to defend. I will not stand by or continue to support any State Government or their agencies or sub-divisions that do not fully support our Constitution.
UPDATE: George Pouliotte of Ammodump International LLC wrote to tell me that his company has been refusing to sell firearms to states hostile to the guns and gun owners since 1989. “This is not new to my company,” he wrote.