Skip to comments.LaRue Tactical Takes a Stand for Second Amendment Rights!
Posted on 02/10/2013 8:07:51 AM PST by dervish
The Second Amendment has always had fair-weather friends. LaRue Tactical, manufacturers of firearms and firearm accessories, is one company that will never be accused of being our fair-weather friend. When New York State passed its unconstitutional anti-gun law, LaRue swung into action. In a move reminiscent of Barrett Firearms banning of all sales to California law enforcement (http://www.thegunzone.com/rkba/rkba-50.html) after California banned .50BMG rifles, LaRue has stated that it will not sell anything to local law enforcement that it cant sell to you and me.
In a news release dated 2-8-13, LaRue states:
Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess.
Lest you think that LaRue, more famous for accessories than anything else, is making an empty statement, take a look at the AR style rifles they manufacture (http://www.laruetactical.com/rifles). New York banned them for sale to citizens, so LaRue wont sell them to the NYPD either. Will other firearm manufacturers have the guts to stand up like LaRue and Barrett do?
The NYPD allows officers to select one of three firearms for duty carry: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Police_Department#Firearms):
SIG P226 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_P226)
Smith & Wesson 5946 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_5906)
Glock 19 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock_19#9.C3.9719mm_Parabellum).
All of these pistols are equipped with a greater than 7-round magazine, making them illegal for sale to law-abiding New York residents.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
Send the following letter to SIG, Smith & Wesson, and Glock and ask them to follow LaRue Tacticals lead. Tell them to adopt the same rule: If it cant be sold to citizens, it wont be sold to State and local government.
Go to LaRue Tacticals Facebook page and thank them for standing up for your Second Amendment rights: http://www.facebook.com/LaRueAccuracy#!/LaRueAccuracy/posts/529849683721877
Cut and paste email list: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, LE.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deliver This Message
Suggested Subject: If its illegal for us, dont sell it to police!
Dear Law Enforcement Sales Manager,
Recently New York rushed an ill-advised and unconstitutional law infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Other states are poised to write similar laws. I urge you to follow the lead of LaRue Tactical which has adopted this policy: If it cant be sold to law-abiding citizens, it wont be sold to state and local police agencies either.
There are 800,000 sworn police officers in the entire United States. The FBI reports a total of 2,495,440 NICS checks, and thus firearms sales, in January alone. Police sales are not your major business. Its time for firearm manufacturers to send a clear message that you will not participate in the slow erosion of our Second Amendment rights.
(NICS numbers Source http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/20130205_1998_2013_monthly_yearly_totals.pdf)
A Concerned Gun Owner
I wish all firearm manufacturers would do this. Wonderful.
Sounds nice, but this now puts the Feds at an advantage over state and local in firepower.
Kudos to La Rue. Hopefully others contracts as suppliers for LEO organizations aren’t too lucrative to the point of them not being able to afford excluding these states. I still have a hard time believing that some of the biggest gun makers still have facilities in some of these places. If they could afford it, they should move to more firearm friendly places. With the “vibrant” economy such as it is, how big an economic hit would there be if these folks are run out of business as well as all the associated businesses/suppliers? Ninety nine weeks of unemployment ain’t squat compared to the job you had. Thankfully hussein will “take care” of us.
That’s what I’m thinking. The US isn’t the sole manufacturer of NATO weapons and ammunition. If these manufacturers were smart, they would make and distribute weapons and ammo in standard calibers, and distribute them up to the state level LEO’s only, (i.e. hunting and US common handgun calibers). But the point is moot, because at the first sign of resistance or teouble, the feds will either commandeer their manufacturing operation, or destroy it.
These states weren't going to be very helpful against the Feds, anyway.
Good for them. I wish the other gun manufacturers would move their operations to gun-friendly states, now that they’re making tons of cash again.
For every second that goes by since the passage of the 1986 gun control act, you and all the citizens of this country have been placed at a distinct disadvantage to every military and law enforcement entity in the country, to include the epa, forest service, park service etc.
By strictly limiting the sale or purchase of machine guns by citizens to those manufactured before 1986. A very finite number, that at some date in the future will make machince guns illegal as the supply dries up.
THE NFA needs to be repealed before GI Joe is rendered (no pun intended) null and void. Legal small arms sales to government should also be allowed to those who are the government, and if you don’t understand the position, refer to the founding documents that comprise the supreme law of the land.
...and speaking of picking winners and losers, anyone like to speculate on the price of a Thompson Submachine gun in todays world had the NFA not been drawn up because gangsters were killing gangsters. How about an MP5 in every garage had the 1986 law not been passed.
Anyone like to wax poetic on just where the NRA was hiding when both pieces of Legislation were reacking havoc with “shall not be infringed”. Oh the hugh manitee.
National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies
Posted on September 17, 2012
[The following are only excerpts. Follow the link for many more, including corporations/individuals/celebrities against the Second Amendment.]
American Bar Association
National Association of Police Organizations
National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers
National Association of Counties*
National League of Cities
United States Conference of Mayors
[Excerpts: Other organizations of interest: political hens’ organizations—many more behind the link above.]
American Medical Womens Association
American Federation of Teachers
American Association of School Administrators
American Nurses Association
General Federation of Womens Clubs
Intl Ladies Garment Workers Union
Intl Association of Educators for World Peace
League of Women Voters of the United States*
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
National Education Association
National Association of Elementary School Principals*
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Social Workers
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
National Council on Family Relations
National Organization for Women
National Political Congress of Black Women
National Parent, Teachers Association*
NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development
United States Catholic Conference
United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society
United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society*
United States Conference of Mayors
Women Strike for Peace
Womens National Democratic Club
Womens Action for New Directions (WAND)
Womens Intl League for Peace and Freedom
YWCA of the U.S.A.
There are a disproportionate number of women’s groups in that list. That indicates to me that their objections are based in emotion. My wife hates it when I say it but the worst thing we ever did was allow women to vote. Before you fly off the handle calling me a sexist just imagine a world where there never was a President Jimmy Carter, Billy Clinton or Baraq Ubama. Imagine what America would be like had none of these three, nor most of the liberal in both houses, had never been elected.
This paper examines the growth of government during this century as a result of giving women the right to vote. Using cross-sectional time-series data for 1870 to 1940, we examine state government expenditures and revenue as well as voting by U.S. House and Senate state delegations and the passage of a wide range of different state laws. Suffrage coincided with immediate increases in state government expenditures and revenue and more liberal voting patterns for federal representatives, and these effects continued growing over time as more women took advantage of the franchise. Contrary to many recent suggestions, the gender gap is not something that has arisen since the 1970s, and it helps explain why American government started growing when it did.
...advocate, even, where I mistyped as “advocated.”