There are three issues here. First, I’m not sure MagPul is allowed to tell their distributors not to sell to LEOs in all ban states. I think there are some limits to what a manufacturer can require from a distributor. Secondly, I’m pretty sure that no matter what the anti-trust laws, MagPul would be within their rights to insist that their distributors follow the law. Since the NY SAFE Act does not have a police loophole, it is illegal to sell magazines larger than 7 rounds to anyone, even the police. Thirdly, it isn’t “punishing” the police. It is merely insisting that the police follow the same laws as everyone else.
I’m pretty close to sticking MagPul on the Naughty list. I think it’s time for you guys to bury them with email explaining your position.
Follow the law. It’s illegal to sell magazines greater than 7 rounds to ANYONE in NY.
Support the rights of all citizens. No one in America is a second class citizen. No one in America gets special rights simply because they take a government paycheck.
Reach out to their LEO/Gov’t contacts in ban states and assure them that we aren’t out to “punish” the police. We just want to police to follow the same rules as everyone else. If and AR-15 and a 30 round PMag is a “weapon of war that has no place on our streets,” then the police shouldn’t have them either. The police aren’t “at war” with anyone. If it’s a useful tool for defense of self and others, then the police should want law abiding citizens to have them as well.
If they are confused about why we want this, tell them to discuss it with me. Please send me anything you get about MagPul at [email protected]
Thanks for the feedback, guys. The most clarifying thing I read was from The Minuteman, and it has made my decision for me. The decision is that I have deleted the Naughty List and have decided to turn the New York Boycott into an entirely positive list. Treat the list as a shopping list full of companies who support you to the fullest. Please continue to call and email MagPul asking them to join us. But I’m done putting people on a list of “traitors.” When the time comes for us to join forces and go after REAL traitors, I’ll be there. That time is not today.
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. ”
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.
Bison Armory is giving official notice that we will not sell items to states, counties, cities, and municipalities that restrict their citizens rights to own them. This is the right thing to do and joining the list of esteemed companies already doing likewise is the only way we can go ourselves. Go Freedom!