Saturday, February 16, 2013

Well Lookit That...

Seems our very own Wally is on his way to becoming famous...

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.


Fred said...

See Magpul Ind. Facebook announcement.

Richard Fitzpatrick, Founder, President, and CEO of Magpul Industries, said that regardless of any amendments that may be worked into the bill, he will no longer be able to continue to do business in Colorado if his core product is made illegal.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Yeah, I'm glad that Magpul is willing to tell Colorado to "Shove It". But let's not forget that there are Companies in Illinois (SPRINGFIELD!) who've been making Products in that State who's own Citizens can't buy them (just like in Massachusetts), and yet, they continue to Fill the Pockets of those State Politicians with their Tax Revenue from the Sale of Firearms.

Remember, w/o Tax Dollars to Spend, most Politicians are as useful as an empty bottle of Jack Daniels.

Wally said...

Jay, thanks for the link ! Very very appreciative of all the support we have been getting - both from the tribe here as well as lots of new faces !

Anonymous said...

I fully support the actions of these companies...BUT...I always wonder about the unintended consequences...what will the back lash be for these companies?