McMillan sells some great firearms. They sell a lot to police agencies. We stood with them when they got screwed over by their bank. Now Kelly McMillan wants to help us out. A reader received this in an email from Kelly,
Give me a list specific agencies where the Commissioner or Police chief have made public statements in support of a firearms ban, then I will agree not to sell to those departments.
Kelly D. McMillan
Kelly tells me that he has concerns about cutting off all police in a given area just because of the actions of a few. While I obviously don’t agree totally with him I have to admit that he has a point. Am I to complain when he offers me half of what I want instead of all of it? No way!
I have offered to build this list for Kelly. Here’s what I need.
- Names of Police Chiefs and Commissioners who have prostituted their uniforms in service to the anti-gun cause.
- Specifics. Dates, times, and most importantly, LINKS to source material. That can be these anti-gunner’s own press releases, video, or neutral news reports.
I’ll get you started with my favorite example
Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson We saw him testify in Congress that we need to ban “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. Johnson is the Chairman of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence which has as its policy agenda
- Require background checks for all firearm purchasers.
- Improve background checks by ensuring that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which maintains records of those who are legally prohibited from purchasing guns, be complete and accurate.
- Ban new semi-automatic assault weapons.
- Limit high-capacity ammunition magazines to ten rounds.
- Oppose federal preemption of state laws governing the carrying of concealed weapons.
I need YOUR help. In addition to giving me the names of people you already know of, research the names at this organization. Get started with this handy list of people on their latest (PDF) press release.
- Chief Anne Glavin, California State University, Northridge, CA
- Chief Terry Cunningham, Wellesley, MA
- Chief John Dixon, Petersburg, VA
- Dolores (“ʺDee”ʺ) Danser, Chief, Dickinson College Public Safety
- Mike Fink, Deputy Chief, University of Pennsylvania
- Mike Webster, Director, Campus Safety, McDaniel College.
- Kent Barker, Chief, Tualatin, OR
- Dwight Henninger, Chief, Vail, CO
- Russell Laine, Chief, Algonquin, IL
- Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr., Chief of Police, Athens Clark County, GA
- Colonel Steven O’ʹDonnell, Superintendent, RISP/Commissioner, RI Department of Public Safety.
- Shawn Jones, Deputy Chief, Atlanta, GA
- Martha Montalvo, Executive Assistant Chief, Houston, TX.
- Travis Christian, Chief, Waverly, PA
- Keith Humphrey, Chief of Police, Norman, OK
- Virgil Green, Chief of Police, Spencer, OK
- Victor McCraw, Captain, Arizona Department of Public Safety
- William Nagle, Deputy Chief, Denver, CO
- Thomas Ryff, Chief, Tempe, AZ
- Perry Tarrant, Captain, Tucson, AZ
- John Vinson, Chief of Police, University of Washington
I am swamped trying to keep up with the New York Boycott. A volunteer to help with this would be awesome.
We provide the list and the details, Kelly McMillan makes the final determination at his sole discretion.
A Warning. There are those who would take this half a loaf offer and spit on it as “not good enough.” Before you take that attitude, consider that Kelly McMillan has offered to lose actual paying business for our cause. I appreciate his willingness to help us out here and I expect that all of you will treat that offer with the same respect.
Larry Keane was kind enough to respond to my request for comment by sending me this NSSF statement.
Recently, there have been calls by consumers urging members of the firearms industry as a means of protesting recently enacted gun control measures like New York’s SAFE Act to stop selling their products to law enforcement agencies in those states. Some have even suggested that NSSF should bring attention to this protest movement. Individual companies are free to independently decide which customers and markets they wish to serve. However, agreeing with others to boycott certain customers or markets raises very serious legal questions concerning antitrust laws and may be illegal. Due to these antitrust concerns, NSSF is unable to promote this protest. We are also concerned that members of law enforcement are not made less safe due to the ill-advised decisions of antigun politicians. We encourage all hunters, target shooters, and firearms owners to become involved in the democratic process, advocate for repeal of these anti-gun measures and vote for candidates who respect the Second Amendment.
My comment is that I don’t believe that there is a case to be made that this is an anti-trust violation.
I am NOT a lawyer, so don’t rely on me for legal advice. If you do, the judge will laugh at you.
Anti-Trust laws were written to protect the consumer from companies limiting their choices. The “consumer” is not generally defined as “the government.” The consumer is defined as “you and me.” US Anti-Trust law does make it clear that if two companies that should compete with each other for market share made an agreement to split territories, that would be illegal. But it would be a strange legal case for the State of New York to claim that refusing to sell guns to their agents constitutes “splitting territories.” It would be completely outrageous for New York to claim that refusing to break the NY SAFE Act by selling illegal guns to the police (no police loophole in that law, remember?) is some sort of crime.
It would also be some sort of crime to refuse to sell guns to a protected class of citizen. If, for instance, companies agreed to cease all firearm sales to African-Americans, that would be illegal, as well as quite a scandal. But anyone who advances the court case that government employees are a protected class of citizen needs to be kicked somewhere very sensitive.
All that being said, I understand how many companies don’t need the aggravation of dealing with politically motivated lawyers hassling them over bogus claims. And anyone who believes that our government lawyers wouldn’t file BS suits just to punish their political enemies is a fool.
I hate cruelty to animals. Anything you do to an animal should be done right back to you.
A 5-month-old pit bull puppy starved to death while chained in the back yard of a house on N.C. 55 in southern Wake County near Angier, sheriff’s deputies said, and they charged a man and woman with felony cruelty to animals early Tuesday.
Chain them up and feed them “every now and then” until they die.
Put it on webcam as a warning to others.
Unfortunately she, without a criminal record, couldn’t possibly get more than 8 months in prison, and will more likely get probation. I don’t think he’s even eligable for a year in prison.
I got an invitation from Luke at Triangle Tactical to be a guest on his podcast.
How come no one told me that podcasting was fun? I should have known, right? I get to talk. People might even listen! I get to spout my opinion and Luke was at least acting like he was happy to hear it. Yeah, don’t throw me in the briar patch, Brer Fox!
Luke is editing it. It should be out in a couple of days. I’ll let you know so you can mess up your morning commute listening to me pontificate.