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Olympic Arms not taking NY State crap lying down

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  1. Lovemy99

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    It appears that the folks at Olympic Arms have some cajones. I don't know how much, if any, business they did with NY State LE or Gov't. agencies, but check this out.

    Press Release: Olympic Arms, Inc. Announces New York State Sales Policy

    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entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York - henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.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.
     
  2. Rich219

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    Good, f New York. I can't get out of this state quick enough.
     
  3. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Hallalula !! I hope all companies follow this example. Imagene if Ruger/S&W/Colt/and all gun Importers refused to do business with NY they would have to go to NJ and pass a back round check and then they would have to ship it a FFL in NY state . In the mean time Herr Bloomberg walks around with a small army of armed guards for himself but denies the right for you to protect yourself and family in the same way in NY.

    Hitler confiscated all the guns in Germany and when unarmed then started throwing Jews in the gas chambers. Unarmed citizens are easy prey once. If a massacre happens with a chainsaw you will only be able to buy hand saws. Robbers must love knowing people are unarmed they are jumping with anticipation of easy pickings.

    You would think Bloomberg would know this it is History unless he denies the Holocaust.

    I will wait and see who follows and spend my money with those that stand for our rights.
     
  4. noknock1

    noknock1 Active Member

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    I don't wish anyone to lose their job... but I still wish every gun manufacturer would leave any and all states that have these kinds of anti-gun laws on the books. I know, easier said than done. Makes me sick that Magpul is located in Colorado after the recent passage of the high cap mag ban.
     
  5. Jerbear

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    Magpul announced they would pull out of CO if the law passed.

    Magpul, the maker of one of the most popular AR-15 magazines, the PMAG, along with other AR-15 accessories has posted an open letter to their customers and Colorado lawmakers.

    The company basically says if CO passes a proposed law that would ban magazines over 10 rounds in capacity, they would be forced to move their operation to another state in order to stay in operation.

    In doing so the company would be taking their tax dollars and hundreds if not thousands of jobs with them (once you take sub-contractors into account).

    Bravo Magpul, bravo. They join several companies who have taken a stand recently. This includes LaRue Tactical, who recently announced they would no longer sell rifles to state and local agencies that don’t allow citizens to own those same rifles.

    Here is the full letter form Magpul, as posted on their Facebook page:

    “In addition to the national battle to protect our firearms rights, many states are currently engaged in their own fights. Here in CO, a state with a strong heritage of firearm and other personal freedoms, we are facing some extreme challenges to firearms rights. We have been engaged in dialogue with legislators here presenting our arguments to stop legislation from even being introduced, but our efforts did not deter those of extreme views.

    After the NRAs visit last week, several anti-freedom bills were introduced by CO legislators, and a very aggressive timeline has been set forth in moving these bills forward.

    The bills include:
    HB 1229, Background checks for Gun Transfers–a measure to prohibit private sales between CO residents, and instead require a full FFL transfer, including a 4473.

    HB 1228, Payment for Background Checks for Gun Transfers– a measure that would require CO residents to pay for the back logged state-run CBI system (currently taking 3 times the federally mandated wait time for checks to occur) instead of using the free federal NICS checks.

    And finally, HB 1224, Prohibiting Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines–a measure that bans the possession, sale, or transfer of magazines over 10 round capacity. The measures and stipulations in this bill would deprive CO residents of the value of their private property by prohibiting the sale or transfer of all magazines over 10 rounds. This bill would also prohibit manufacture of magazines greater than 10 rounds for commercial sale out of the state, and place restrictions on the manufacture of military and law enforcement magazines that would cripple production.

    We’d like to ask all CO residents to please contact your state legislators and the members of the Judiciary Committee and urge them to kill these measures in committee, and to vote NO if they reach the floor.

    We also ask you to show your support for the 2nd Amendment at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb 12, for the magazine ban committee hearing and Wednesday,
    Feb 13, for the hearing on the other measures.

    Due to the highly restrictive language in HB 1224, if passed, and we remained here, this measure would require us to cease PMAG production on July 1, 2013.

    In short, Magpul would be unable to remain in business as a CO company, and the over 200 jobs for direct employees and nearly 700 jobs at our subcontractors and suppliers would pick up and leave CO. Due to the structure of our operations, this would be entirely possible, hopefully without significant disruption to production.

    The legislators drafting these measures do so in spite of the fact that nothing they are proposing will do anything to even marginally improve public safety in CO, and in fact, will leave law-abiding CO residents less able to defend themselves, strip away rights and property from residents who have done nothing wrong, and send nearly 1000 jobs and millions in tax revenue out of the state.

    We like CO, we want to continue to operate in CO, but most of all, we want CO to remain FREE.

    Please help us in this fight, and let your voices be heard!

    We have included the contact information for the House Judiciary committee for your convenience:

    House Judiciary Committee
    Rep. Daniel Kagan, Chair: 303-866-2921, repkagan@gmail.com
    Rep. Pete Lee, Vice Chair: 303-866-2932, pete.lee.house@state.co.us
    Rep. John Buckner: 303-866-2944, john.buckner.house@state.co.us
    Rep. Lois Court: 303-866-2967, lois.court.house@state.co.us
    Rep. Bob Gardner, 303-866-2191, bob.gardner.house@state.co.us
    Rep. Polly Lawrence, 303-866-2935, polly.lawrence.house@state.co.us
    Rep. Mike McLachlan, 303-866-2914, mike.mclachlan.house@state.co.us
    Rep. Rep Carole Murray, 303-866-2948, murrayhouse45@gmail.com
    Rep. Brittany Pettersen, 303-866-2939, brittany.pettersen.house@state.co.us
    Rep. Joseph Salazar, 303-866-2918, joseph.salazar.house@state.co.us
    Rep. Jared Wright, 303-866-2583, jared.wright.house@state.co.us”

    Read the full article here:
    https://www.facebook.com/magpul/posts/428803833863947


    Jerbear
     
  6. A CHANCE

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    Good for them now we all should stop buying hunting and fishing licenses with the financial fall out that would bring about I am sure it would get someone attention we would have a real negotiating tool the people have spoken.
     
  7. Lovemy99

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    It does seem like the only way to get the Liberal's attention is to hit them right in the pocketbook with something, because they certainly don't care what the people want.
     
  8. 100straight

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    I wish all firearm and ammo manufacturers would refuse to sell to the US government. Obama would have to arm his private police force with AKs.
     
  9. Rick Barker

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    It is not about Liberals "caring." What they want is POWER! They want to control your life, provide for you, protect you,care for you. They have no real meaning in their miserable unhappy lives and try to make up for it by creating a society dependent on them (the libs). This dependency is like a drug for Libs, giving meaning to their existence.

    Normal people do not understand this illness. Normal people are balanced and do not have this abnormal craving to seek power. Normal people get up every morning, go to work, support their family, improve their lives, help their neighbors without asking for praise and they are HAPPY!

    Libs really are mentally ill.


    Did you hear Senator Harkin (D-IA) yesterday? He said "we don't have a spending problem, we have a weath distribution (redistribution) problem."
     
  10. Catpower

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    Glad to see them standing their ground hope all the others join them
     
  11. A CHANCE

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    Seriously there should be a petetion against purchasing hunting and fishing licenses in NY state the ripple effect would put real pressure on these politicians. If you dont think it would work ask anyone in Harrisburg Pa area the effect the Eastern Sports show being cancelled had on the economy there.
     
  12. i_shoot

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    Cheaper Than Dirt just announced the same thing. Just got an e-mail from them. I hope this catches on with many more suppliers & manufacturers.

    i_shoot
     
  13. HSLDS

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    It is spreading...
     
  14. Rick Barker

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    They should cut off sales of all items, not just prohibited ones. They can buy overseas stuff and perhaps have to re-outfit their entire arsenals as a cost not budgeted.
     
  15. over the hill

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    Only imagine what the late Bill Ruger would have to say.





    Regards......Gerald
     
  16. Bob Griffith

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    I understand Barret has joined the group not selling to NY!
     
  17. Rick Barker

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    Followup to Jerbear' s post above regarding Colorado gun bills.

    The four bills in question will get a full House vote on Monday and will go on to the Senate. Since both houses are filled with more Democrats than Republicans, I suspect all bills will get passed and signed into law. Gov. Hickenlooper (D) favors all except the ban on concealed carry on collage campuses. There were long and heated debates on these bills in the House and VP Biden got into the act and voiced his support on passage on these bills, which as you can guess had an inebriating effect on Dem lawmakers.

    I have contacted both my House and Senate reps., who are Republicans, but only heard back from one. Tried to plant the seed of "home rule," hoping it might cause one of my reps to pass it on to cities and counties in Colorado who do not agree with these bills.

    Any of you Colorado residents who are conversing with our lawmakers might bring up the same.

    In the meantime Alfred Manufacturing and Magpull are actively looking at other States for location, promising to make good on their promise to move with passage of the magazine size limitation. Now the Denver Post is reporting such a move could effect another dozen front range businesses if the move happens.
     
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    If you look at Bloomberg`s track record he doesn`t want to be a Mayor,he wants to be a Dictator!!! Period
     
  19. grnberetcj

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    The ATA should not allow the NY state assoc. to register any targets...nor any other state that passes any legislation infringing our 2nd Amendment Rights!!

    Curt
     
  20. CalvinMD

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    I'd love to see them whack Maryland upside the head...oh, just realized if they wanted to do that to our idiot governor, he'd have to extract his pea-brained brown nosing noggin out of Odumbos anus
     
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