#GunControl: Firearms manufacturer stops sales to NY state officials

Posted by: Phineas on February 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Interesting. Because of recent legislation passed by the New York legislature, Olympic Arms will no longer sell to Empire State or local officials, including police and other first responders:

If the leaders of the State of New York are willing to limit the right of the free and law abiding citizens of New York to arm themselves as they see fit under the Rights enumerated to all citizens of the United State through the Second Amendment, we feel as though the legislators and government entities within the State of New York should have to abide by the same restrictions.

This action has caused a division of the people into classes: Those the government deems valuable enough to protect with modern firearms, and those whose lives have been deemed as having less value, and whom the government has decided do not deserve the right to protect themselves with the same firearms. Olympic Arms will not support such behavior or policy against any citizen of this great nation.

Call it “sauce for the gander.” I don’t know what portion of government purchases in NY are made from Olympic Arms, but it could get interesting if other gun manufacturers join in, and if the reverse boycott spreads to other gun-grabbing states, such as California.

RELATED: Trevor Burrus of the Libertarian Cato Institute discusses criteria for assessing new gun laws, while PJM’s Clayton Cramer compares murder rates between Canadian provinces and their neighboring US states to determine whether restrictive gun laws make a difference. Very interesting reading.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “#GunControl: Firearms manufacturer stops sales to NY state officials”


  1. Ellen K says:

    Just one more example of what comes around, goes around.

  2. keads says:

    Oh its better than that. A list of the manufactures as of today is at http://www.ncgunblog.com/new-york-boycott/

  3. There could be reasons of legal liability under NY law at play as well. Several ammunition manufacturers such as Speer have moved their facilities to ID because a state law there prohibits lawsuits against them in the normal use of their products, i.e. someone being shot with one their rounds seeking damages in court.

  4. Carlos says:

    If the manufacturers were really smart, they’d refuse to sell to ANY jurisdiction that infringed upon the Second Amendment, notwithstanding what the egghead fools of the courts have said about the “constitutionality” of any such laws.

    And, of course, when only the government has arms, the fool judges will be one of the first major groups to understand exactly why the Second Amendment was put there.

    Just before the bullet from a government gun eliminates them…