Earlier this month we reorted that at least two gun and ammunition manufacturers would no longer sell their products to governments who seek to restrict 2nd Amendment rights. York Arms Cancels All Its New York Police Orders and Olympic Arms will no longer sell to Empire State or local officials, including police and other first responders. It seems that list of manufacturers gets longer and longer.
CNS reports today:
According to The Police Loophole, 34 companies have joined in publicly stating that governments who seek to restrict 2nd Amendment rights will themselves be restricted from purchasing the items they seek to limit or ban.
Extreme Firepower Inc., located in Inwood, WV has had a longstanding policy that states:
"The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms...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." [snip]
Bravo Company USA states:
"The people at Bravo Company USA and BCM support responsible private individuals having access to the same tools of civilian Law Enforcement to affect the same ends...As such Bravo Company's policy is that law enforcement officials and departments will be restricted to the same type of products available to responsible private individuals of that same city or state."
The full list from The Police Loophole:
|Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC||www.extremefirepower.com||Website||Long Standing|
|Cheaper Than Dirt||www.cheaperthandirt.com||Long Standing|
|Old Grouch's Military Surplus||www.oldgrouch.com||2013-01-15|
|Olympic Arms||www.olyarms.com||2013-02-12||Currently applies to New York State only|
|Templar Custom||www.templarcustom.com||2013-02-13||Currently applies to New York State only|
|York Arms||www.yorkarms.com||Website||2013-02||Currently applies to New York State only|
|Bullwater Enterprises LLC||www.aandtfirearms.com||2013-02-16||dba A & T Firearms|
|West Fork Armory||www.westforkarmory.com||2013-02-16||Currently applies to New York State only|
|Smith Enterprise, Inc||www.smithenterprise.com||Website||2013-02-17||Currently applies to New York State only|
|Quality Arms Idaho||www.qualityarmsidaho.com||Website||2013-02-19|
|Liberty Suppressors||www.libertycans.net||2013-02-19||Currently applies to New York State only|
|American Spirit Arms||www.americanspiritarms.com||YouTube||2013-02-19|
|Tactical Solutions||www.tacticalsol.com||Website||2013-02-20||Currently applies to New York State only|
|Head Down Products, LLC||www.headdownproducts.com||2013-02-20||Currently applies to New York State only|
|J&G Sales, Ltd||www.jgsales.com||2013-02-20|
|Bravo Company USA||www.bravocompanyusa.com||Website||2013-02-20|
|NEMO Arms, Inc||www.nemoarms.com||2013-02-21||Currently applies to New York State only|
|Top Gun Supply||www.topgunsupply.com||2013-02-21|
|Red Jacket Firearms||www.redjacketfirearms.com||2013-02-21|
|Controlled Chaos Arms||www.controlledchaosarms.com||2013-02-22|
|Big Horn Armory||www.bighornarmory.com||2013-02-22|
|One Source Tactical||www.onesourcetactical.com||Website||2013-02-22|
|Armalite||www.armalite.com||Website||2013-02-19||Will not sell to agencies, but will sell to individuals of agencies.|
|GT Distributors||www.gtdist.com||Website||2013-02-21||Currently ONLY selling to LEO|
From Breitbart on February 15, 2013:
The announcements read:
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.
Due 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.
In short, Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York - henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.
The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms. Law-enforcement agencies are typically exempt from these restrictions. EFI, LLC does not recognize law-enforcement exemptions to local, state, and federal gun control laws. 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.
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.
Templar Custom is announcing 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 will no longer be served as customers.
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.
Recently, companies such as LaRue Tactical and Olympic Arms have announced that they will no longer sell prohibited items to government agencies and personnel in states that deny the right to own those items to civilians. It has been and will continue to be Cheaper Than Dirt’s policy to not to sell prohibited items to government agencies and/or agents in states, counties, cities, and municipalities that have enacted restrictive gun control laws against their citizens. We support and encourage other companies that share in this policy.