I must admit that the headlines caught my attention yesterday when I saw the news saying that certain gun manufacturers will no longer being selling their weapons to anyone in any state that severely restricts the gun owning rights of its citizens.
The ball started rolling a few days ago when Olympic Arms, Inc. posted a press release that declared its intentions to the state of New York.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“Olympic Arms is a staunch believer in and defender of the Constitution of the United States, and with special attention paid to the Bill of Rights that succinctly enumerates the security of our Divinely given Rights. One of those Rights is that to Keep and Bear Arms…
“…Due (to) 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…”
By late yesterday, five others had joined with Olympic Arms, Inc.
- Olympic Arms, Inc
- La Rue Tactical
- EFI, LLC – Extreme Firepower
- York Arms
- Templar Custom
- Cheaper Than Dirt
Obviously, this does not directly affect any state that has not enacted stricter gun laws on its citizens; however other manufacturers are lining up against their governments with the same threat.
Texass-based La Rue Tactical also posted their new policy on Facebook on February 8th:
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.