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It appears that there may be a push beginning by some dealers and possibly some manufacturers of firearms to stop supplying arms to government agencies in states or localities where lawsuits against manufacturers are happening.

The result of such action could be catastrophic to cities and states where bans have been enacted. Los Angeles is feeling the effect of Ronnie Barrett denying them service on their .50 caliber rifles. Rumors are quietly surfacing that SIG Sauer, Beretta, and other manufacturers are considering to refuse supply and repair of firearms used by law enforcement in some areas that have banned ownership or have created an unreasonable burden on private citizens who wish to purchase a firearm.

If the above mentioned rumors are true, cities using the products of these companies may find themselves in a serious bind. As the weapons need replacement, the departments may be forced to purchase lower quality, less reliable arms putting officers in jeopardy.

The unintended consequenses of the actions of cities, counties and states against it's citizens may be coming back to haunt the elected officials. Only time will tell.

I for one support any such action by firearms manufacturers and I hope their resolve stands strong.
 

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I certainly support such actions by the manufacturers too.

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RIKA
 

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Well it's about damned time! Until people start standing shoulder to shoulder and putting ethics as a higher priority over the wallet, we can all just kiss our rights goodbye. The gun industry AS A WHOLE should tell those states, local governments, and even the federal government to just kiss their asses. If those politicians are going to block their constituents from being able to buy guns and ammunition, then they will have to do without that merchandise as well.

But you know what the problem is? Not every one of the manufacturers will have the intestinal fortitude to go along with this plan. And all it would take is for one to buckle and they all would.
 

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Me too!Commercial backbone is a good thing!

It would be kinda funny if,in five years or so,the LAPD was issued Hi-Points!:laugh01:
 

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It'd be even funnier if they had to go to Gunkid specials... the down grade from the Saturday night specials
 

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Rich,I believe that greed would supplant morals.It seems to more often then not.Unfortunately.:confused:
 

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Well, one solution would be to boycott any manufacturer that supplies guns to cops in areas that have banned those same guns to non-LEO's. God knows, it really worked with S&W.

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Isnt this similar to the Revenuers complaining that noone will sponser there softabll team with a keg party. Come on their only doing what they are told. I think its sort of ironic that the weapons they deny thesheeple are the same one that they cant get fixed.
 

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That makes PERFECT sense, if they hate guns, and don't want people to have them, then we won't sell to them.:D
 

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Yeah. Kind of like having a discussion with anti gunners when they say they want to TAKE all our guns away from us. Ask them just how hey propose to do that without USING guns.....
 

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The more I think about it the more I think this will help us. I propose we push companies to not sell to these governmental agencies and if they refuse, we boycott them. Opinions? If you guys agree, how do we get this rolling?

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Boycotting ALL of the gun manufacturers will be tough to do. In effect, you are telling everyone to not buy any guns from any manufacturer during the boycott. It was much easier with just one company like S&W, because there were other companies we could buy the guns from. I think finding the BIGGEST seller to government agencies and targeting them might be the most productive method, then go on down the line one at a time.

Of course, if a manufacturer makes 80 percent of their business from the government, and only 20 percent from the general public, it's pretty obvious what will happen.

Does anyone have these kind of figures available? Gun and ammo manufacturer's sales statistics to goverment agencies?
 
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