Gun Companies Stand Up to Government Tyrants

It's not uncommon for companies to engage in public service. The more cynical of them do it just for publicity, but many actually want to give back something to the community around them.

Even so, it's remarkable when a company is so intent on standing up for what's right that its owners are willing to risk government reprisals to do it.

That's what makes it laudable that dozens of gun companies are stepping forward to level the playing field in light of current government efforts to take away Americans' rights under the Second Amendment.

Two weeks ago, The Blaze ran a story about a handful of gun companies that have decided not to sell weapons to law enforcement in New York and other states that restrict firearms for civilians.

Since that story first ran, the list of companies signing on to the gun-control resistance has more than quintupled. At this writing, The Blaze reports that it has been contacted by enough companies to bring the count up to 44. (This is a current list of companies we know of)

Typical of the companies' positions is this statement from Citizen Arms:

"Due to legal, ethical and moral concerns, Citizen Arms offers only those custom firearms that are legal for all lawful citizens of a given state to possess, regardless of law enforcement status. LE personnel living in states where citizens must have restrictive features will only receive like product support from Citizen Arms. We’re very appreciative of the sacrifices made by the law enforcement community but we’re even more appreciative of the right guaranteed to all law-abiding US citizens by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution."

Or this one, from Barrett Firearms:

"Barrett opposes those who are illegally disarming the American public from their efficient arms and creating superior armed elitist government agencies. Elected state officials of New York, having been sworn to protect our Constitution, have instead committed an offense against it and their citizens by stripping inalienable rights duly protected and guaranteed under the Second Amendment. ... By current law, Barrett cannot be an accomplice with any lawbreaker, therefore, cannot and will not service or sell to New York government agencies. ... This is an expansion of our 2002 ban against the California government due to their Second Amendment infringements, and shall apply to any future violators."

These companies are painting targets on themselves for government retaliation.

A key component of all gun-control plans is that law enforcement remains heavily armed. Gun opponents even use officer safety as a debate point in pushing their plans.

By restricting the flow of arms to law enforcement, gun makers and distributors are making themselves a threat to gun-grabbers' plans to amass uncontestable power.

It's good to know that there are companies that understand the Constitution and are willing to take a risk to protect it when the government won't.


  • tntskipper@ao

    These politicians had no problem with our Constitution when they swore an Oath to uphold it. Now they commit Treason.

  • waterman

    I tried to contact Rock River Arms and see it they were going to follow suit and lo and behold their email is down for repairs, perfect timing right.
    They are a big arms dealer and manufacturer and are known for large sales to LE and I even own a RRA - AR-15. I would be very disappointed if they do not support us and kept selling to any LE agency in a unfriendly state. I am going to contact them one way or another to find out if they will stand for the constitution or keep selling to states or LE agencies that are unfriendly to gun owners.
    I encourage all of you on this blog to contact those manufacturers that you do not see on the list and find out where they stand and we can start our own list of those that continue to sell to the enemy.

  • Paul Brown

    I hope the list gets larger but I appreciate all of these companies standing with us in this fight against our rights. If we can all stand together in this fight, we can and will win and Odummer and congress with stupid Reid will have to back off on a vote. We can and must hurt them or we will contunue to lose our rights under this illegal alien Muslim pig liar. If Boehner hasn't got the guts to stand up to this pig, we'll do it for him and the GOP...

  • cosmos110

    “The silence of 99% of guns is testimony to the fact that they are in the hands of sane
    citizens” ---George Washington to the 1st Congressional body in Philadelphia

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  • cosmos110

    The BATFE has no department to correct a mistake. Several people have received a "Brady Denial" because their name got confused with somebody else's and when that happens, you have to sue (at your expense) the Federal Government. And the next time they buy a gun, they have to do it all over again.

    Simply put, the "Brady Bill" is nothing less than the "Disarm America Bill".

    The man needed to get in his wheel chair and not destroy our country.

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." --Unknown

    ......

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reinhard-Schumann/644757548 Reinhard Schumann

    That's good business sense. There are 100 times as many weapons in private hands than owned by the government. And that includes the Military. It's smart to cater to the biggest target audience.

  • michael lawless

    the muslims are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the muslims are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joe

    Stand behind these gun companies and spend cash with them. Vote the jerks out of office who would make you slaves. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Molon Labe

  • Herman McCloud

    The majorities of these problems along with many more have presented themselves
    to us since the inauguration of obama and is only going to get worse as time goes on
    where no challege's are made to block an issue of obama's wants and desires but if
    a challenge developes, obama is quick to use the power of the pen and sign into law
    his request through an Executive Oeder which only proves beyond a doubt that this
    Administration and obama are not the answer to our solutions but the problem but if
    we get rid of obama we get rid of the problem, Very Simple. !

  • egalicki

    When I buy my next gun it will with certainty be from one of these companies, and I cannot express intensely enough my appreciation and admiration for these companies and those who express and enforce these views.

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.savage.3532 Craig Savage

    Once we get the manufacturers on board (at no doubt a financial sacrifice), I would love to see the gun companies that supply the movies do the same. Once Hollywood can't get the state of the art and the newest and greatest in their movies, they might actually see the light.

  • beachbum68

    Now we just need to contact the Ammo companies and get them on board as well. That might get supplies for citizens back to reasonable levels.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.craft2 Jim Craft

    Anyone ever notice that the Democrats all act like an only child?? Their idea of compromise is for the Republicans give up everything while they, the Democrats, give up nothing!!!

  • TNSue

    Looked really hard,really hard in the Constitution where it would state ,"the right of the people to keep and bear arms,shall not be infringed"...except of "in the event of a weather-related or manmade disaster, like a terrorist attack." Not to be found.

  • MARYANN33

    Way to go Gun Companies...We are with you....Stand firm and against this government if you can call it that..

  • patriot

    now all we need is for the ammo companiesto do likewise.How about discounting ammo to civilians to protect ourselves from the now realy well armed goerment.