Gun Companies Refuse Sales to State Governments with Strict Gun Laws
Six gun companies have announced plans to stop selling any of their products to any government agency in states that severely limit the rights of private gun ownership.
Disappointed with New York State lawmakers and other jurisdictions around the country who have passed strict gun control legislation, the companies—composed of firearm manufacturers, gunsmiths, and sporting goods retailers—have announced these policies in the past week.
Breitbart, Baby! That's big time! Wally has also been featured in National Review:
York Arms Refuses Business from NY Law Enforcement
And York Arms is now on Facebook! Go! Like them!
The number of companies refusing to do business with New York State is now up to six - including Cheaper than Dirt. It looks like - if they continue down the stupid path - Colorado is going to force Magpul to relocate to Texas or Arizona.
I've seen a growing number of folks talk about the need to be writing our Congress Critters rather than going after firearms and accessory companies. The thinking - and there's a lot of validity to it - is that we need to be sticking together at this time. However, I think this is a very positive step that states will feel. I think that Colorado losing the 600 or so jobs and some $85 million in taxable revenue should be a consideration for *any* state thinking about enacting such draconian laws. I think Remington should GTFO of New York, and Smith & Wesson should tell MA to pound sand and relocate to NH.
Making bad laws should hurt. The only way you're going to get the state government to pay attention to the consequences of their actions - in this case making lousy laws that won't address the problem and will only hurt good people - is to hit them in their wallets. MOVE. GET THE HELL OUT. Leave, take your tax money and your employment with you. Make them actually feel the effects of their stupidity. Writing congresscritters is good, don't get me wrong, but in many cases - like all but my local rep - all you get is a big FU.
Kudos to York Arms. May they be the tinder that sets off a powderkeg of making states feel the pain for making bad laws.
That is all.