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.
- Total cops in the US – 800,000
- Total guns sold in January 2013 – 2,495,440 (PDF)
- Smith and Wesson purchased in 1987 by Tompkins Plc for $115 Million.
- Smith and Wesson enters agreement with Clinton in 2000.
- Customers boycott Smith and Wesson
- Tompkins Plc sells Smith and Wesson to Safe-T-Hammer 13 months later for a package price of $45 Million
- Smith and Wesson repudiates Clinton agreement and is now a profitable company.
We, the consumers, hold the whip hand.