Category Archives: New York Boycott

Another for the New York Boycott

DeGroat Tactical Armaments

Jennifer Slayton: Degroat given that youve posted this on your page, do you stand with barret and the 115 or so companies in prohibiting sales to .gov agencies/states that choose to restrict the rights of the citizens ?

DeGroat Tactical Armaments, LLC: Yes we stand with Barrett and the other companies on this issue.

Thanks DeGroat Tactical Armaments. You’ve been added to the New York Boycott list.

Aero Precision joins the New York Boycott

Aero Precision

Recently, we here at Aero Precision were asked about our position on sales of items to government agencies that restrict the sales of the same items to civilians. Our stance is that if we cannot sell an item to civilians of a state, county, city or other municipality, we will not sell to government agencies of that same state, county, city or other municipality. We firmly believe in the 2nd amendment rights of all US citizens.

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

The New York Boycott makes the Washington Times

I got a phone call yesterday from David Sherfinski of the Washington Times asking for information about the New York Boycott.

In a protest against new gun laws, more than 100 firearms dealers say they will stop selling guns to government and law enforcement officials in New York and other states unless those same firearms are also available to average citizens.

David wanted to know a bit about my list of boycotting firearm companies.

“If you write the law, you live under the law, no special category of people just because you’re a government employee,” said Sean Sorrentino, a gun-rights advocate who keeps a tally at ncgunblog.com of companies that are adopting those kinds of policies.

I only wish he’d have included a live link to the New York Boycott in his story.

If you’re coming in from the Washington Times, click HERE to read the New York Boycott list.

Two additions to the New York Boycott list

West Desert Tactical

It has always been the policy of West Desert Tactical to apply sales restrictions equally to ‘peasantry’ and ‘ruling’ class alike.

We fully support this movement, and firmly believe in holding our government equally accountable for the laws and restrictions that they place upon the governed.

Specialized Dynamics

New policy: We will not sell to any NY law enforcement agency or government entity. We do not condone the restrictions put on law abiding citizens while doing nothing to criminals. Restricting AR15’s and other semi-automatic rifles will not help curb violence. Nor will any type of magazine restriction. We can not sit back and let these agencies have knee jerk reactions to a few unstable individuals. We stand by the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution

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

Wolfpit Tactical joins the New York Boycott

Wolfpit Tactical

Due to legal, ethical and moral concerns, Wolfpit Tactical only offers custom firearms that are legal for all lawful citizens of a given state to possess, regardless of law enforcement status. LE personnel living in states where citizens must have restrictive features will only receive the same product support allowed to the average citizen from Wolfpit Tactical. We’re very appreciative of the sacrifices made by the law enforcement community but we’re even more appreciative of the right guaranteed to all law-abiding US citizens by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution: A well regulated militia, necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Thanks Wolfpit Tactical. You’ve been added to the New York Boycott list.

Triangle Tactical interviews me about the New York Boycott and more

Luke, of Triangle Tactical, asked me to be on his podcast to talk about the New York Boycott. We talked about that and more. The podcast was recorded on Wednesday February 27th.

Thanks, Luke. You made me sound halfway intelligent.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking HERE. (Right click/”Save Target As” if you want to download rather than stream) iTunes link HERE

Go here to leave comments for Luke at Triangle Tactical. I had a great time, so be sure to tell him to have me on again.

Two more for the New York Boycott list

Antares Arms

Be Advised: We refuse to recognize law enforcement exemptions on gun control.

If a product that we sell is not legal for a law-abiding private citizen to own in a jurisdiction,

we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.

Midwest PX

Misc

Midwest PX, LLC will not sell items to state or federal agencies that are not legal for the general citizenry of that jurisdiction to own. This applies to individual orders as well as agency and department orders. No exceptions.

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

Vltor joins the New York Boycott

Vltor released this on Facebook as a photo of a printout, so I don’t yet have the text. When Vltor send it to me I will post the text. Text version at the bottom of the post.Vltor

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

 I have an Vltor A5 EMod stock on my Templar Custom rifle. I would like to point out that according to Vltor’s website, their name is “Ultor” but they use the Roman U, which looks like a V.

Question: What does VLTOR mean?

Answer: VLTOR is the ancient Roman spelling for the Latin word ULTOR, meaning “Avenger”. This word was commonly used to describe the Roman God of War “Mars”.

Now you know.

UPDATE: VLTOR sent me a text version

March 1, 2013 

Ref: No-Sale Policy for Anti-Gun States 

To Our Valued Customers:

As patriots for the freedoms of the United States, Vltor Weapon Systems firmly believes in and advocates for the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. Therefore, effective March 1st of 2013, Vltor Weapon Systems is implementing a No-Sale Policy for any states imposing legislation that infringes on the rights protected by the Second Amendment. This No-Sale Policy is applicable to any law enforcement department, law enforcement officers, local municipalities, or any State Government entity or employee of such entity for the following states: 

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Washington D.C.
  • The City of Chicago, Illinois.

Vltor Weapon Systems shall reinstate sales to these states once the citizen’s Constitutional Second Amendment rights are restored. The company also reserves the right to amend the No-Sale list to include any additional states and municipalities that institute anti-gun legislation infringing on Second Amendment rights. Where Vltor Weapon Systems is legally able, they will continue to sell products to any non-government affiliated citizens of these states. 

The company is honor-bound to join a great number of manufacturers throughout the United States who are implementing similar policies in support of the U.S. Constitution. For more information on other companies taking such actions, please see http://www.ammoland.com/2013/02/firearms-equality-movement/#axzz2MJcCH2Hr

Best Regards,

Gary L. Abrams

President

Thanks VLTOR

MagPul joins the New York Boycott!

This is BIG. This is “Joe Biden doesn’t have enough swear words” big.

MagPul

REGARDING LEO SALES

March 1st, 2013

Back in 1990, when I was deployed in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Marine grunt, some companies prioritized me items for my M16 for shipping that I purchased with my own funds. After getting out and forming Magpul in 1999, I established the same priority policy for Military and Law Enforcement, due to the requirements of their profession.

The same policy has been in place for 13 years now and has never been an issue until a few days ago. I do not support the idea that individual police officers should be punished for the actions of their elected officials. That said, I understand the concerns that some have with Law Enforcement officers getting special treatment while at the same time denouncing second amendment rights to another citizen in the same state.

With the fight in Colorado right now we do not have time to implement a new program, so I have suspended all LE sales to ban states until we can implement a system wherein any Law Enforcement Officer buying for duty use will have to promise to uphold their oath to the US Constitution – specifically the second and fourteenth amendments – as it applies to all citizens.

Richard Fitzpatrick

President/CEO – Founder

Magpul Industries

I like the bit about the renewal of their oath before doing business.

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

A Leftist weighs in

Got a link today from an odd direction.

The second element of the boycott is to refuse to sell to cops, to police agencies or any law enforcement firearms which can’t be bought by “civilians”. This was begun with folks like Cheaper Than Dirt and MidwayUSA, large internet gun shops that are intrinsically tied to the NRA with their extensive advertising in print, broadcast and internet media.

I’m honestly a bit surprised it wasn’t a bit more spittle flecked. Usually when the Left gets on about guns and us cousin humping gun fetishists, they don’t even attempt to maintain any pretense of evenhandedness.

It also means that the decisions regarding regulations that are intended to impact gun violence will be played out in both legislative houses across the country as well as in the free market with businesses and consumers alike able to “put their money where their mouth is”. Some companies, like Barrett would likely fold if they maintain and extend their boycott to the federal government should the federal Assault Weapons Ban pass…the main customers of their $10,000, 50 caliber sniper rifle are government…and that is how the free market works.

It’s so cute when Leftists try to explain economics. It’s like listening to the guys on “Big Bang Theory” explain how women think. Here’s a reminder.

We, the consumers, hold the whip hand.