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2/25/2013 (1 year ago)

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Dozens of companies are refusing to sell to police, government, following new gun restrictions

Private firearms and ammunition manufacturers are teaming up with civilians against the Obama administration's continual pressure to erode Second Amendment rights. States that also pass restrictive gun laws are also being taken to task as arms suppliers are now refusing to sell to various agencies including law enforcement.

The more they say you do not need the Second Amendment, the more you need it.

The more they say you do not need the Second Amendment, the more you need it.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/25/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Business & Economics

Keywords: gun control, gun rights, manufacturers, suppliers, government, Second Amendment, stop selling, sales, law enforcement


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The grassroots movement is a backlash against increasingly restrictive firearm laws across the nation. Several private arms manufacturers have now publicly stated that they will no longer sell weapons and ammunition to law enforcement and other government agencies.

Some agencies have cancelled contracts altogether while others have said they will not sell anything that is illegal for citizens in a given state to posses. For example, if a particular firearm is illegal to posses in one state, then the weapons will not be sold to law enforcement either.

The hope is to apply pressure to agencies and individuals who would otherwise seek to erode the Second Amendment and promote the disparity in firepower between law enforcement and law abiding-citizens.

More and more companies are joining the honor roll, in an effort to preserve the Second Amendment for all citizens.

We have also included below some statements from the companies which explain what they are doing and why.

Olympic Arms, Inc
La Rue Tactical
EFI, LLC - Extreme Firepower
York Arms
Templar Custom
Cheaper Than Dirt
Barrett Firearms
Exile Machine
Tier One Arms
Bravo Company USA
Primary Weapons Systems
Crusader Weaponry
Top Gun Supply
Kiss Tactical
Clark Fork Tactical
OFA Tactical
One Source Tactical
Templar Tactical Arms
NEMO Arms
Old Grouch's Military Surplus
Big Horn Armory
Midway USA
CMMG Inc
Rocky Top Tactical
Badger Peak
Controlled Chaos Arms
SRT Arms
Norton Firearms
Citizen Arms
Evolution Weaponry
Doublestar Corp
JCW Industries
Huntertown Arms
Bullwater Enterprises
Westfork Armory
Smith Enterprise
Alex Arms
Spike's Tactical
Quality Arms
Liberty Suppressors
Doublestar Corp
American Spirit Arms
Trident Armory
Head Down Products
J&G Sales

This list continues to grow daily.

Here are some statements from some of the companies who have decided to stop dealing with the government.

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: 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.

From Barrett:

Barrett's Position Regarding the Assault on Liberty

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.


Norton Firearms:

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.

Arizona's KISS Tactical:

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 him to leave my shop and he stomped out mad.


Old Grouch Military Surplus in North Carolina:

In support of our customers in the state of New York, effective today we are cancelling all orders to any state or municipal government agency customers in the New York and will accept no more. While we can't stop the trampling of rights that is occurring there, we certainly can make sure we don't assist in it in any way going forward.


While all these efforts are admirable, it is unlikely that the government will respect gun rights until the political popularity and public hysteria about guns draws down.

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