I've never been shy about feeling about the right of the people to own and use guns. I'm a fan of the 2nd Amendment. The recent actions of the State of New York concern me. The response of the gun companies make me so very proud.
Six gun companies have announced plans to stop selling any of their products to any government agency in states that severely limit the rights of private gun ownership.Disappointed with New York State lawmakers and other jurisdictions around the country who have passed strict gun control legislation, the companies—composed of firearm manufacturers, gunsmiths, and sporting goods retailers—have announced these policies in the past week.
Their various statements emphasize that such laws create a class of government employees with rights and and a class of citizens without rights. Thus, they refuse to aid the enforcement of such inequality.
Read the rest here.
As the various state governments (mostly those up north) have begun trying to dis-arm their citizenry, I've wondered who would fight back against their encroachment. The politicians don't seem to be listening to the "gun-nuts" among us. The media either doesn't care or is outright encouraging to this power grab. The so-called Conservatives are too busy worrying about finances and taxes to pay much attention to the loss of liberty going on in front of them.
Which leaves the gun manufacturers themselves. God bless them. They are looking this in the face and refusing to help an over-reaching government disarm the people. The gun folks know that the 2nd Amendment isn't about hunting or target practice, it's about defending ourselves against the government and politicians. It's about remaining a free people.
My favorite quote of the piece above is "We will not sell arms to agents of the state of New York that hold themselves to be "more equal" than their citizens.
As long as the legislators of New York think they have the power to limit the rights of their citizens, in defiance of the Constitution, we at Templar will not sell them firearms to enforce their edicts."
I'm in favor of gun nuts who quote Orwell in their press releases.
Thank you to the 6 companies who have joined in this protest, and I hope the others (most notably -- Smith & Wesson, Glock, and Sig Sauer) will join them soon.
I'm sending the 6 companies thank you notes, and I invite you to join me.
Here's my favorite explanation of the 2nd Amendment. (Warning: they use the F word. It's Penn and Teller...they do that.)