02/08/2012 LEANDER, TX.
Updated Policy for State and Local Agency Law Enforcement Sales:
Due to the recent and numerous new Anti-gun/Anti-2nd Amendment laws passed and/or pending across our country, LaRue Tactical has been forced to reconsider how we provide products to state and local agencies.
Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess.
State and local laws have always been a serious focus of this firm, and we are now dovetailing that focus with the constitutional rights of the residents covered in their different areas by the old and new regulations.
We realize this effort will have an impact on this firm’s sales – and have decided the lost sales are less danger to this firm than potential lawsuits from erroneous shipments generated by something as simple as human error.
Thanks in advance for your understanding.
* * This policy does not apply to Military / Federal Agencies * *
A number of sites and blogs are playing this as a political move, to counter many states’ attacks on the 2nd Amendment. Note that LaRue is careful not to say that. He merely says that he’s sadly going to have to hold cops to their own state laws. Sorry about that.
This is, of course, an Alinsky technique. It’s been done before, notably when Ronnie Barrett told California cops that, with their state banning .50 rifles, he couldn’t service their Barrett .50s any more. Sorry ’bout that.
Of course, an alternative approach was that taken by Andrew Cuomo in New York, when he jammed through a carelessly-written bill that had the effect of disarming New York cops as well as what he’d call mere citizens. No problem, in the lawless reaches of Cuomostan. He simply said that he wouldn’t enforce the law, as respects cops. Because nothing says America like separate laws for separate social orders.
Update 17:30 13 Feb 13
The idea is catching on. According to the Daily Caller, rifle maker Olympic Arms has also cut off New York State agencies, subordinate jurisdictions, and individual officers:
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.
Of course, someone will always be there to sell Zyklon B to agencies that mean to do ill with it. Good on LaRue and Olympic for saying that somebody will not be them.