When this first popped up in the news, I thought, what would this do for business? There in the Empire State, where one of the nastiest gun grabbing laws in recent history was passed last month, USA Today reported some gun companies were refusing to do business with law enforcement agencies, claiming that they supported the citizens and the second amendment more than the government.
Some gun manufacturers say they will no longer sell their firearms to New York law enforcement agencies after the state passed a broad assault-weapons ban last month.
At least five companies have said they won’t sell to New York police since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act in January. The bill, known as the NY SAFE Act, included a ban on any semi-automatic rifles or shotguns with “military-style” features, such as a pistol grip or a folding stock. Read More:
The police and other government agencies don’t typically have cops just walk into the store to buy something. They usually buy in bulk on a contract that goes through the Request For Proposals (RFP) process where the manufacturer or a wholesale distributor provides bids on what they will sell to the agency and for what price.
Besides, if it’s a gun store in a place like NY – he already can’t sell those weapons locally, so he’s not likely to have anything in the store anyway.
"Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to a thousand a year from what we’re at now,” -Biden told reporters after meeting with Senate Democrats in the Capitol-.
I support these manufacturers with my wallet, and hope the others follow their lead.
But I don’t think there’s anything illegal about the companies refusing to sell to these law enforcement agencies. And it still seems likely that all of the agencies will still find somebody to sell to them.
No 2nd Amendment
I wonder how the gun-grabbers will sneer about this. Maybe something like, “These companies are endangering the public!” What a load of CRAP.........
The problem is, that as many as oppose the new firearms regulation also support them.
Arizona’s Kiss Tactical’s Facebook page also carries a story about denying a California police officer’s request to purchase an AR-15.
Wonder if this continues with the gun businesses, will bho/holder get their face involved to ‘put the gun companies’ in their place? Will they try to put them out of business ‘for the greater good’?
I would not put it past them if they thought they could.
As citizens, this is one of the few actual powers we have left…the take away. We should use it more often considering such a high level of corruption taking place, shouldn’t hold back any more.
Police and first responders shouldn’t need guns now, after all, the law says it will be safe now. No market there now. /// What a FARCE.....
The Government loves to see this kind outrage because it just allows them to push their agenda further to the point they will take complete control of gun manufacturing then they will control new guns.
We need to stop this government from becoming a dictatorship and we must do it NOW..........