February 23, 2013
“There are some states, counties, cities, and municipalities in our great nation that fail to allow their citizens to fully exercise their right to keep and bear arms with restrictions such as magazine capacity or types of firearms that are widely available to citizens of other states, counties, cities, and municipalities,” notes The Police Loophole. “However, these government entities do not place these restrictions upon their own employees, such as police officers. It is important to note that we are against gun control; we are not against any particular government agency or individuals.”
The Police Loophole lists a large number of companies that have publicly announced they will no longer sell firearms to states, counties and municipalities attacking the Second Amendment.
A number of the companies have policies stating they will not do business with government engaged in gun control efforts.
“The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms,” states Extreme Firepower Inc. “If a product that we manufacture 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.”
Following New York’s passage of the most severe gun control law in the nation, York Arms in Maine said it will extend Gov. Cuomo’s firearms prohibition “to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York.”
Quality Arms Idaho posted on their website “elected officials have their own agenda to circumnavigate the truth and destroy the constitution of the United States” and declared it will not “supply any firearm or product, manufactured by us, or any other company nor will we warranty, repair, alter, or modify any firearm owned by any State, County or Municipality who infringes on the right of its citizens to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment.”
Cheaper Than Dirt, a shooting sports discounter in Texas, posted on Facebook that it has instituted a “policy to not to sell prohibited items to government agencies and/or agents in states, counties, cities, and municipalities that have enacted restrictive gun control laws against their citizens. We support and encourage other companies that share in this policy.” Close to a quarter of a million people have liked Cheaper Than Dirt’s Facebook page.
Companies and manufacturers interested in self-preservation would be wise to join the growing movement not to do business with government attempting to subvert the Second Amendment and disarm the American people.
For the effort to be really effective, all companies interested in liberty and protecting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights should boycott states and cities that have enacted restrictive firearm laws or have announced they plan to do so.