Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Growing number of firearm companies refuse to do business with New York, other states over unconstitutional gun laws

Written By: Bob - Feb• 13•13

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attempted to make a name for himself to further his 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination hopes in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, and forced a blatantly unconstitutional NY SAFE Act through the NY Legislature to promote his aspirations. The law—which violates different provisions of the New York State and U.S. Constitutions—was met with promises of mass civil disobedience by gun owners who will not register their firearms, and by derision by New York State law enforcement agencies. Similar laws have been proposed in Illinois, California, Maryland, and Colorado, among others.

In response to the law, a number of firearms industry companies have taken steps to ensure that the State of New York and other states have to live by the same standards it would impose upon it’s own citizens. Larue Tactical, Olympic Arms, Templar Custom and Extreme Firepower have all created policies that exclude New York State government agencies, including law enforcement, from purchasing firearms or firearm accessories not available to  NY citizens due to this draconian law.

These are largely symbolic protests at this moment, but if major manufactures such as Glock, Sig Sauer, Ruger, and Smith & Wesson join in taking a stand, and refuse to provide firearms and magazines that vengeful states would deny their citizens equal rights under the law, then New York and other states attacking the Constitution could find themselves in difficult situation.

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16 Comments

  1. Donald Arey III says:

    The really isn’t a rational argument to be made against letting citizens access the exact same weapons police do. What do they face that citizens don’t? They have zero legal responsibility to protect you, and little moral responsibility either.

    • nooooopeNY says:

      Hartzler v. City of San Jose – The police also have zero legal responsibility to protect you!!! You are your own first responder. Unless the cops are working or some far away planet that we don’t have access too we come in contact with the same people they do.

    • Amy says:

      What a idiotic remark. Hitler made that very clear when he took the guns away from citizens and made the Nazi troops murder the people at will. We have a Constitution that gives us the right to carry arms. if you paid attention the courts have ruled police do not have to protect you.

      Ask Bloomberg why he has many ARMED BODY GUARDS AND STILL PACKS A GUN? Ask oboombo why his children have armed body guards while ours are left to die by the hands of mad men?

  2. Thomas says:

    They dont protect you. In cali they shoot you for driving a blue truck. And the real crazy one’s go rouge and kill eveyone. I think we need better weapons than the police at this rate.

  3. Klingonwork says:

    I am just waiting for the underground market. They do not get we will not give up our weapons.

    When is enough…enough though? At what point do we stop them from stomping on the Constitution?

    • Comrade X says:

      Actions & circumstances dictate everything, in the mean time keep your powder dry!

      Death before slavery!

    • Klingonwork says:

      Got your back Comrade…

      We should all be very careful too on what we now blog…der Fuehrer EO’d Cyber Security yesterday bypassing Congress.

      When he bypasses Congress, time to keep powder dry, actions oiled, and mags ready.

      Wait a second here…can he do that? Ignore the Constitution? What is the point of Congress if a prez can simply govern by EO?

  4. I’m maintaining the “New York Boycott” list here

    http://www.ncgunblog.com/new-york-boycott/

    • Comrade X says:

      Hopefully it will get a lot longer!

      Just like our forefathers we must try every legal means available to try to get those who want to take our rights away, attention to the fact that they are headed down the wrong road, before it is too late and those of us who believe in liberty and freedom have little or no other choices than the choices our forefathers had to choose from when they had their call to action.

      Death before slavery!

  5. Neo says:

    Who NY el al LEOs resort to buying out of state and transporting into NY ?

  6. Politicus says:

    A great start to choking off the firearms of those who want to choke our Second amendment rights. A co-worker sent me a new site that goes a step further – if firearms manufacturers want to sell to government agencies that want to infringe our rights then we don’t give that company any business. Let the company live or die based on which customers they choose to support. That site is http://www.p2ab.org

  7. mytralmann says:

    A clays course owner in upstate NY told me the local police informed him they will not enforce this law to any great extent. But access to ammo is becoming an issue since the threat of endless background checking, even for a couple of boxes, is still not resolved. Internet sales of shotgun shells are pretty much halted, if my own experience means anything. Class action suits by gun clubs and stores are on the way too but they can take years to resolve. If Obama is able to stack the S Court, as he plans to do, in the mean time, Cuomo could get aid for his plan he would not other wise get from his constituents. It is the miserable truth, too, that many Republicans in the NY Senate voted for this bill, supported it seems by the “establishment”R , in effect splitting the R party here. This could lead to the same tactics Obama has used to help himself in congress. In fact, much of Cuomo’s inspiration may have come from Obama. Until he became governor, New York had always had a live and let live policy in most things, but Obama has no such thoughts. He is probably lighting the way for liberal like Cuomo, now and in the future, a real blight on the politics of just getting along.

  8. Comrade X says:

    Just came from a meeting where the information officer for our state police gave a presentation, at the end of this meeting during the Q & A; I asked if he was prepared to stand by his oath to defend our constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic, to support the 2nd amendment & the right to bear arms, even considering legislation that could lead to confiscation, his response is he will stand by his oath to the constitution.

    I have been asking this question of every LEO I can find and to a man they have all agree to stand by their oath to date.

    We are not alone!

    Death before slavery!

  9. Comrade X says:

    Looks like magpul may be looking for a new home:

    I heard the bill made it out of committee with a 7-4 vote.

    http://m.facebook.com/magpul?id=123085681037123&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fm.bing.com%2Fsearch&_rdr

    “Colorado politicians what are you thinking? Seriously, is it still for the children? Does losing millions of dollars in tax revenue and putting over a thousand of your citizens out of work seem like the best thing for your state? Is that for the children?….

    http://absolutebsblog.com/2013/02/11/political-pressures-may-force-magpul-from-colorado/

    Death before slavery!

  10. thebronze says:

    I’m SO glad to see these manufacturers sticking together and with us!

  11. NTS says:

    Better yet, when will ammo manufacturers tell NY, CA, NJ, IL, and CT to pound sand? Now is the perfect time to cut off cops’ ammo supply since the CITIZEN market will snap it all right up.