U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-17-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
35,590 posts, read 21,909,028 times
Reputation: 22058

Advertisements

Quote:
Here is the official statement from olympic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Olympic Arms is a staunch believer in and defender of the Constitution of the United States, and with special attention paid to the Bill of Rights that succinctly enumerates the security of our Divinely given Rights. One of those Rights is that to Keep and Bear Arms.

Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines. We feel as though the passage of this legislation exceeds the authority granted to the government of New York by its citizens, and violates the Constitution of the United States, ignoring such SCOTUS rulings as District of Columbia v. Heller - 554, U.S. 570 of 2008, McDonald v. Chicago - 561 U.S. 3025 of 2010, and specifically the case of United States v. Miller – 307 U.S. 174 of 1939.

Due the passing of this legislation, Olympic Arms would like to announce that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee of such an entity - will no longer be served as customers.

In short, Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York - henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.

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 enumerate 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.

Olympic Arms invites all firearms manufacturers, distributors and firearms dealers to join us in this action to refuse to do business with the State of New York. We must stand together, or we shall surely fall divided.

Sincerely,

Brian Schuetz
President
Olympic Arms, Inc.
LaRue Tactical is doing the same.

Colorado is considering one of these childish magazine bans too; Magpul has stated that they will leave the state if it passes.

It's good to see that some of these conscience and will not sell to LEO in states where citizens are treated as 2nd class citizens.

I'd really like to see Smith & Wesson and Glock get on board with this.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-18-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
29,097 posts, read 24,063,283 times
Reputation: 6128
Boycotts can work both ways.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
7,242 posts, read 7,265,949 times
Reputation: 3497
It's not like they were getting any contracts from those governments anyway so this is just an obvious attempt for some free publicity.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Southern California
15,084 posts, read 19,002,732 times
Reputation: 10321
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
LaRue Tactical is doing the same.

Colorado is considering one of these childish magazine bans too; Magpul has stated that they will leave the state if it passes.

It's good to see that some of these conscience and will not sell to LEO in states where citizens are treated as 2nd class citizens.

I'd really like to see Smith & Wesson and Glock get on board with this.
[shrug]
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
7,242 posts, read 7,265,949 times
Reputation: 3497
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
Boycotts can work both ways.
Why would you think it would work when the company in question never actually sold any guns to any of those groups, likely never would, and there are literally hundreds of other companies who would jump at the chance for a big juicy government order?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
35,590 posts, read 21,909,028 times
Reputation: 22058
Quote:
Originally Posted by Think4Yourself View Post
It's not like they were getting any contracts from those governments anyway so this is just an obvious attempt for some free publicity.
LaRue and Olympic both have lots of sales to the police.

I also thought I read that Magpul wasn't going to sell magazines to police that were not legal for civilian ownership in the state. That would be huge, their magazine is considered the best AR mag available.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Southern California
15,084 posts, read 19,002,732 times
Reputation: 10321
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
LaRue and Olympic both have lots of sales to the police.
If I was Smith & Wesson I'd be making some phone calls.

[capture some market share]
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 05:03 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
37,713 posts, read 49,347,939 times
Reputation: 49730
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
Boycotts can work both ways.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
LaRue Tactical is doing the same.

Colorado is considering one of these childish magazine bans too; Magpul has stated that they will leave the state if it passes.

It's good to see that some of these conscience and will not sell to LEO in states where citizens are treated as 2nd class citizens.

I'd really like to see Smith & Wesson and Glock get on board with this.

S&W had their own boycott issues a few years ago.


Smith & Wesson President Admits Consumer Anger Hurting Sales | CNS News
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
24,874 posts, read 22,743,119 times
Reputation: 8659
Free Market. I'm sure they won't have any trouble spending their money elsewhere.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 05:19 AM
 
651 posts, read 654,871 times
Reputation: 306
I say to all those in NY that love their guns, Come on down to Florida. Its a gun state and its warm and ten times better then NY. Get some sun and time on the range. Screw NY and all that cold.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top