So Governor Cuomo rammed through a deeply unconstitutional anti-gun law so poorly written that it didn’t even have an exception for law enforcement. How will the New York Tactical Officer’s Association celebrate?
A little bird told me that when they were asked about the legality of displaying weapons which were banned by the NY SAFE Act, show promoters responded thusly:
“Larry Beresnoy, The Executive Director of NYTOA, was advised by the NY State Police Headquarters Legal Department that as long as an Distributor/Vendor has a Federal Firearms License (FFL) they can bring inoperable weapons to the New York Tactical Expo, since Law Enforcement is authorized to purchase these weapons. The only exception is silencers, they are only allowed for demo, not display. ”
Umm…. No they are not.
And that’s beside the point. What gun manufacturer could go to this expo, sell their guns to SWAT “operators,” and then even attempt to look the citizens of New York in the eye? How could they possibly say to their customers “You can’t buy this, but we’ll sell it illegally to the police who will be charged with taking your guns away.”
I looked through last year’s Vendor list (PDF page 20), and pulled out the those who sell guns, magazines, and ammo.
- ATK Law Enforcement
- Atlantic Tactical
- Blueline Tactical And Police Supply, Llc
- Edge Tactical
- FNH USA, Llc
- Glock, Inc.
- International Cartridge Corporation
- Kimber Manufacturing, Inc.
- Pierce Munitions
- Remington Law Enforcement
- Savage Arms
- SIG Sauer
- Southern Police Equipment
All I can say is that any firearm manufacturer who shows up to this Expo is basically spitting in the face of all their citizen customers. Maybe they need to skip this expo.
I am maintaining the list of firearm manufacturers who already refuse to sell anything to police that they can’t sell to the citizens of that area. I wouldn’t want to have to add more to the “Naughty” list.