Monthly Archives: February 2013

Two more additions to the New York Boycott list

Jeremy Kupper’s Gunsmithing

Hey everyone I wanted to make it clear that I will NOT be serving states that will arm some, but not all. Some very big names have started the list and I am very happy to be added to it. If our elected leaders will not allow us the right to bear arms and protect ourselves then I can not in good faith arm the men and women that protect them and may one day look to take the arms we do have. So I will not be selling to any state or county that limits arms, magazine capacity, or any of the other ridculous ideas that the left is coming up with.

Hansohn Brothers

The executives and staff of Hansohn Brothers, join in solidarity with our peers within the firearms industry denouncing the continuous assault on our God-given right to self defense and the assault on the tools needed to effectively manage that task.

Our Founding Fathers included the Second Amendment to our Constitution in plain English so it could be understood by all. Unfortunately it seems quite a few of our elected officials lack the ability to comprehend basic English.

Hansohn Brothers has always had, and will continue to have, a policy of not selling products to any law enforcement or government agency within a state or municipality that denies those same products to their law-abiding citizens. This includes NFA items to counties and independent cities within Virginia where the Chief Law Enforcement officer will not sign to allow private ownership.

Chris Hansohn, Chief Operating Officer

Thanks! You’ve both been added to the New York Boycott list.

Two more additions to the New York Boycott

RL Hydro-Graphix (left sidebar)

In light of the recent attacks on our Constitution specifically the anti-gun and anti-2nd Amendment laws pending across the Nation, RL Hydro-Graphix will be joining other manufacturers and distributors and limiting the business we do in states that have limited the right to keep and bear arms for their citizens. RL Hydro-Graphix is a small relatively new start up business and feel strongly about doing our part to preserve the freedoms afforded to us by the millions of brave men and woman who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

As of today, it will be our policy not to sell firearms related items to law enforcement agencies, government agencies and agents in states, counties, cities and municipalities that have enacted or publicly supported restrictive gun control laws against their citizens. We urge other companies to join in support.

GunUp

Sioux Falls, SD – Due to the large number of anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment initiatives that have been passed or proposed in states like New York and Colorado, GunUp will apply all state and federal laws (as applied to civilians) to all state and local government agencies and officers. To put it simply, we will limit all sales of firearms and magazines to only what law abiding citizens may possess in their state, county, or city.

“GunUp believes that all citizens should have the same rights under the Second Amendment,” said Vice President Caleb Giddings. “Unfortunately, some politicians don’t agree, and as such we will not sell firearms, magazines, or accessories to any LE agency or officer in states where those items are prohibited to law abiding citizens.”

GunUp will continue to support law abiding citizens in ban states to the best of our ability, and will continue to offer fair prices on guns and gear to those citizens.

http://www.gunnuts.net/2013/02/27/gunup-ends-sales-to-le-in-anti-gun-states/

Thanks to both of you. You have been added to the New York Boycott list.

Does MagPul want to be on the Naughty list? (Updated: Naughty List is gone)

UPDATE 3-1-13: MagPul joins the New York Boycott!

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This is a tough one. MagPul is resisting, yet they are also doing as much as they can to fight the mag bans.

I got an email today pointing to this post on ARF.com dated 2-21-13

Have they and do they continue to sell and allow their distributors to sell to LEOs and departments in ban states? Yes or no. It’s simple really.

The answer is yes, our Distributors are allowed to sell to LEOs in ban states. Our founder has also said regarding LEO restrictions, “We have not considered such a move as we are not convinced that this tactic will have any effect on those in power (they will just buy Israeli or some other generic parts). It also adversely punishes street cops, local sheriffs and individual military members for the actions of those in power. The last thing we want to do is hurt those who support our cause.”

So, we see that we can support Law Enforcement and Military members while standing up for our convictions and will continue to do everything in our power to protect our inherent rights.

JUSTIN BEARD

Sales and Service Manager

Magpul Industries Corp.

1-877-4MAGPUL

That should earn them a spot on the Naughty list. Yet they turn around and do stuff like this

We are proud to announce that within a matter of days we will be going live with a new program. Due to a bill currently moving through the Colorado legislature, there is the possibility that Colorado residents’ ability to purchase standard capacity magazines will soon be infringed. Before that happens, and Magpul is forced to leave the state in order to keep to our principles, we will be doing our best to get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them.

Verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to ten (10) standard capacity AR/M4 magazines directly from Magpul, and will be given immediate flat-rate $5 shipping, bypassing our current order queue.

Our customers outside of Colorado, please know that our PMAG production will continue at an ever-increasing rate until we do relocate, shipments to our distributors in other states will continue, and that we do not expect relocation to significantly impact PMAG production. We are also aware that Colorado is not the only state with existing or pending magazine capacity restrictions; we are working on programs for other affected states as well.

Full details and instructions will be announced when we are able to go live; please watch here for the coming announcement.

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.

MagPul – [email protected] 1-877-462-4785

Tell them you expect them to

  1. Follow the law. It’s illegal to sell magazines greater than 7 rounds to ANYONE in NY.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]

MagPul, you are “On the Bubble” on my New York Boycott list.

UPDATE: The Naughty List is GONE.

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.

Another one we’ll be blamed for

The gun grabbers are no doubt looking forward to blaming honest gun owners for this one.

Charlotte police are investigating a shooting that has left one man dead. The incident happened on Wedgefield Drive in west Charlotte early Monday morning.

There’s just one problem

Suspect

More felon seeking bullets, I guess.

So New York bans guns then holds a “Tactical Expo!”

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?

NYTacticalExpo1

They’re going to have a grand time whooping it up in their own private SWAT show! They even have a “Comedy Night.”

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.

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.

Two more for the New York Boycott

How could I have forgot Shade’s Landing? Remember this?

“WE DON’T WANT YOUR BUSINESS,” wrote Gary Shade, president of an Apple Valley custom firearms shop, in an e-mail to Rybak and the City Council on Tuesday.

Shade doesn’t currently do business with Minneapolis cops, but wants to make it clear that he won’t in the future since “your mayor believes he can bully gun manufacturers with threats of no business.”

“When your police run out of ammunition, or need service parts for their firearms look elsewhere,” Shade wrote.

Shade’s letter said he is joining with Olympic Arms and LaRue Tactical in restricting sales to police departments or cities that support Obama’s “unconstitutional” gun control plan or are “affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Police.”

Ouch.

West Acre Sporting Goods

Due to recent legislation, West Acre Sporting Goods will no longer manufacture or provide products to state and local agencies or their employees who do not value the equal rights of their citizens.

Thanks to both of you. You are now on the New York Boycott list.

Jennifer send me a lot more additions to the New York Boycott list

Alpine Guns

Alpine Guns is a small business that believes in capitalism, the Bill Of Rights and is of the belief that without the Second Amendment, none of the other amendments are possible.

In light of the recent and numerous anti-gun and anti-2nd Amendment laws pending across the Nation, Alpine Guns will be joining other firearms manufacturers and distributors and limiting the business conducted in states that have passed laws limiting the right to keep and bear arms for their citizens.

Alpine Guns believes that there should not be any difference between the rights of citizens and the rights of government employees. Our policy will also help us to be sure we avoid the consequences of not conforming with the anti-firearm regulations in these various jurisdictions and exposing the company to litigation or criminal prosecution.

Alpine Guns does expect to lose some revenue by making this decision, however, it is essential to defend the US Constitution by making a statement about the importance of the Second Amendment in maintaining all our freedoms, not just the ones that many of these politicians do not agree with.

Alpine Guns will welcome the day when all law abiding citizens will be able to possess the most effective means and tools available for self-defense, regardless of where they live or for whom they work.

Umbrella Corp

Lawrence E.D. – Please join the 62 other firearms companies that have vowed to not sell to government entities within states with gun bans.

Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group – Join? Is there a club? Just kidding Lawrence! We absolutely agree with this philosophy. We haven’t made some grand statement simply because it feels a bit arrogant on our part but only because we are still a relatively small player in the overall scheme of things. We will probably add some verbiage to our website but we may possibly address it on FB too at some point.

Bison Armory

Police Loophole

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!

Ben Triplett

Bison Armory

Triplett Firearms Company

3RI Technologies

Government Sales Notice:

The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms. Law-enforcement agencies are typically exempt from these restrictions. 3R1 Technologies, LLC does not recognize law-enforcement exemptions to local, state, and federal gun control laws. If a product that we sell is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.

The Tactical Toolbox

LE / MIL Sales Policy: 2/25/13During this time where there is much talk of banning firearms and foisting tyranny upon the people via a multitude of regulations ultimately designed to wrest arms and liberty from the hands of the citizen, it is time for the industry of freedom to make a stand.

Firstly, we need to recognize that depriving the individual of the liberty of arms, or the limiting thereof, is not a mere regulation, it is a direct attack on life without due process of law. If one is limited to only certain means of defense, is it not death he must choose should the circumstances require something outside the limit of his options? So, a regulation on the means of defense is certainly a death sentence. In this country it is held to be self evident that a man has a right to life. And his life should only be forfeit after due process has run its course. No law is due process in and of itself; it requires a court.

Secondly, registration is the road to death due to due to lack of defense against an oppressive government which can decide to exterminate unwanted factions of its now unarmed and defenseless people. Governments are not to be trusted with registration information. The historical evidence is clear enough from the abuses governments have perpetrated upon their own citizens in the last century alone. How many million Jews, Russians, Chinese, Pols, etc. have to die to make this point any clearer?

Thirdly, we must realize that restrictions upon the civilian population are not to rid a society of arms. The purpose is to concentrate arms possession to one class of individuals. This creates a real imbalance of power and always ends in violence of some sort. In the case of governments, they should derive their power, even firepower, from the people. Arms restrictions dissociate this power derivative.

In light of these things, it is both in the best interest of the citizen and this business to not sell to or provide service for firearms in possession of law enforcement in localities where the same firearms are banned or restricted from widespread civilian possession. More clearly, this means any law enforcement or governmental agency located where civilians are banned or restricted from possession (or regulated into de-facto restriction) will be restricted in like kind: no sales or service to that agency of any arms or parts restricted to the general public. This business will not contribute in any way to a deadly imbalance of power and all the inevitable results.

Sam McAllister, Owner

JCW Industries

JCW Industries supports Law Enforcement. We have family and friends that have, and are serving in various agencies throughout this country. However, JCW Industries has cancelled all future, and pending sales to Law Enforcement Agencies in States with ANY laws that infringe on the 2nd Amendment Rights of the people of the United States of America. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

J.C. Wristen CEO JCW Industries

Volquartsen Custom

Shipping Restrictions

Volquartsen Custom does not make law enforcement or government exceptions for sales in states and/or municipalities where certain products are not allowed for purchase by the common citizen.

Due to the complexity and amount of the laws involved, it is not practical for us to fully understand the exemptions. Thus it is in our best interest to not make any sales that involve special exemptions to the law.

Paige Firearms

As the owner of Paige Firearms, I firmly believe in the Second Amendment. Going forward Paige Firearms will not honor any sales to law enforcement or government agencies in states that infringe on the Second Amendment. If such items are “off limits” to the general public, law enforcement and government officials have no business having them as well. California and New York we are staring right at you! I find it easier to treat all persons in these states the same. Police, Government or citizen, if its not legal for one its not legal for all in my book. Thank you for your time. Please contact your representatives and let them know you wont stand for them caving on the Second Amendment. Remember, without the Second Amendment, there is no First!

Franklin Armory

There has been a lot of discussion about manufacturers not shipping to agencies within certain jurisdictions. For example, several companies will not ship any firearm to the entire state of New York. We understand and respect their opinion on this matter, however, we believe that they may be throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Similarly, there are many pro Second Amendment agencies within California. They do not deserve to be cut off simply because our state legislature is delusional.

After much deliberation, Franklin Armory has decided to base shipping decisions upon the specific policies that a given agency may have vis-a-vis civilian firearm ownership. If the agency is pro Second Amendment, then we will ship to them even if they are located within a state that is promoting unconstitutional restrictions. However, if the agency is on record espousing anti-2A ideology, we will not do business with that agency. …period.

The pro 2A agencies should be fairly easy to spot since most jurisdictions have known protocols outlining the availability of CCW permits. Any agency that is unwilling to provide CCWs to their honest, hardworking, civilians can look elsewhere for their procurement.

We have a long journey ahead of us this year. There are many unpatriotic elements of our government that seek to undermine our constitution. While we do not advocate open rebellion, I will close by quoting John Locke, a man that had significant influence on America’s Founding Fathers…

“But if a long train of abuses, prevarications and artifices, all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people, and they cannot but feel, what they lie under, and whither they are going, ’tis not to be wondered, that they should then rouse themselves, and endeavour to put the rule into such hands, which may secure to them the ends for which government was at first enacted.” (Second Treatise, Chapter 19).

Respectfully,

Jay Jacobson

President

Franklin Armory

West Michigan Tactical

West Michigan Tactical currently sells to Law Enforcement Departments throughout the country. We don’t have a lot of sales yet, but things are picking up as we are also a Federally Licensed SOT Dealer. I will be typing up West Michigan Tactical’s Company Policy tonight: We will not sell to a Law Enforcement Department any weapon that cannot be purchased by a regular citizen in the State the Police Department resides in. End of story. If a police officer or law abiding citizen with the proper paperwork cannot purchase an item personally, we will not sell it to a Police Department. This includes magazines. If a New York Department orders 30 round mags from us, they will be informed that they cannot purchase a magazine larger than a 7 round mag. Too bad those 7 round mags don’t exist…but I think the legislators knew that. This is not anti law enforcement, it is pro 2nd Amendment. Many of the law abiding citizens purchasing and owning these items are police officers themselves for their personal use. These states are making their own police officers criminals in their personal life and someone has to stop them. I am sure it won’t be just West Michigan Tactical stopping them but I hope EVERY DEALER and EVERY MANUFACTURER refuses to sell like we are going to do!

Thanks all! You’ve been added to the New York Boycott list.

Thanks also go to Jennifer, who sent me every one of these.

Two more additions to the New York Boycott

Allstar Tactical, who are in Rochester, NY, are looking into moving.

FEBRUARY 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ALLSTAR TACTICAL LLC

1041 GRAVEL ROAD

WEBSTER, NY 14580

PHONE : 585-324-0345

REGARDING THE OFFICIAL POSITION OF ALLSTAR TACTICAL ON THE NY SAFE ACT / SIMILAR LEGISLATION

Allstar Tactical strongly believes in our liberties and Constitutional rights as United States Citizens. Specifically, we fully support the second amendment to the United States Constitution, our right to Keep and Bear Arms. We vehemently oppose any attempt to illegally disarm law-abiding American citizens. Due to the infringement of our second amendment rights through pending and passed illegal legislation regarding our right to Keep and Bear Arms, Allstar Tactical has been forced to review it’s policies and procedures for providing any products to state and local government agencies.

Our headquarters is based in the state of New York less than 1000 feet from the West Webster Fire Department. On December 24th, 2012, we were deeply saddened, as was the rest of our community, to hear of the tragic events that took place right in our own backyard. Despite the fact that the mentally-unstable criminal who committed the criminal act was a known felon, Governor Andrew Cuomo used the deaths of our brave first responders to push through his gun control agenda, without proper discussion, effectively stripping inalienable rights from the citizens of New York State. This was especially painful for us, since many of our our brothers in the West Webster Fire Department, including those who lost their lives that day, were friends and supporters of our company, as well as loyal customers, and our cause.

The heinous NY SAFE act effectively prevents us from selling complete rifles to New York Sate citizens. This is appalling as I personally grew up in a suburb of Rochester, attended undergraduate and graduate school in Troy, NY, and chose to locate my family and businesses in a suburb of Rochester. We are tax-paying citizens and deserve the right to free-enterprise and the right to protect ourselves. Our own elected state officials have passed this illegal law which infringes on our inherent and historic rights, and is causing the state and local law enforcement agencies to enforce unconstitutional legislation. That said, we absolutely applaud and support the Sheriffs and law enforcement agencies who have stepped up and are fighting with us against the legislation.

There is a strong need for all of us to stand together in unwavering support of the 2nd Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms. As such, we are joining the rest of the firearms community in doing what we can to conscientiously object to the laws and legislation being passed. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Historically, the disarmament of the populous is the first step toward the establishment of a tyrannical government. The passage of this legislation absolutely violates the Constitution of the United States, and ignores many of the Supreme Court rulings.

Due to the current legislation in New York and any states that pass similar legislation, effective March 1st 2013, Allstar Tactical will apply all current state and local legislation applicable to civilians, to all government agencies, including but not limited to, local and state law enforcement, first responders, sheriff departments, and federal agencies. In addition, we are suspending all LE/MIL discounts on our products in those states in which our second amendment rights are being infringed upon. Discounts for personal use by LE/MIL will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Lastly, we will absolutely continue to sell our stripped lower receivers in those markets where so-called “assault rifles” are now banned. Allstar Tactical prides itself on innovation and we are working feverishly to come up with new products that will allow you to enjoy the shooting sports in a banned state and comply with these unconstitutional laws until they are changed. We cannot in good conscience remain quiet while our elected officials attempt to strip our rights away. This will remain in effect until all such legislation is repealed.

Furthermore, under these conditions, as a NY-based firearms manufacturer, tax-payer, employer, and resident, we are also looking into the possibility of relocating our headquarters and manufacturing facilities to a more second-amendment-friendly state in the Union. This decision will not come easy for us, but, in the meantime, we will fight with our brothers and sisters in New York for as long as we can. To this end, we will be opening a new manufacturing facility to increase our production capacity, and provide additional jobs for NY residents.

United We Stand; Divided We Fall.

Sincerely,

Michael Centola, President / CEO, Allstar Tactical LLC

Thanks Michael. Keep in mind that North Carolina is open for business.

Precision Firearms

We, at Precision Firearms will support our industry and the law abiding citizens of our country by refusing to sell our products to states, counties, cities, and municipalities of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California ,Massachusetts, and the City of Chicago. If Maryland passes the draconian bill currently in Assembly, we will need to add them as well. We are not against Law Enforcement, but we are against the attempt to control the rights of law abiding citizens and allowing Law Enforcement a loophole in which they can purchase what other citizens cannot. To quote from our constitution: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. The beginnings of a Police State start with the Cooperation of local police. We can better understand the future by understanding the past. Look at Nazi Germany for a not so distant history example. We will, however, continue to sell our products to those citizens of the above mentioned states and localities as long as we can do so without breaking laws. Those Chief of Police, Sheriffs, and city police chiefs in these restricted areas that agree in writing to the letter and spirit of the Second Amendment can also purchase from us.

Thanks Precision Firearms. You’ve both been added to the New York Boycott list.

Hey little lady, don’t get an AR-15, buy a shotgun!

Joe Biden vs. The Internets

 

 The Internets win

Big Sky Ammunition joins the New York Boycott

Big Sky Ammunition

Ammunition an FireArms Sales Policy As of 1-1-2013

BigSky Ammunition Will No longer Have a pricing or Separation in LEO/Gov. Pricing or Restrictions.

As of this dated No LEO/Gov. Agency will have purchasing power over general public. The States that do not uphold the Second Amendment Will not have any buying rights to our products.

BigSky Ammunition LLC.

Thanks Big Sky Ammunition. You’ve been added to the New York Boycott list.