Not just LaRue and Olympic Arms

According to this blog post (hat tip, the indespensable GunWire), several other manufacturers are also cutting New York state and municipal lawmen off, making them eat the dog food they serve up for the citizen of their state:

  • EFI, LLC [Extreme Firepower] does not recognize law-enforcement exemptions to local, state, and federal gun control laws. If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.
  • We [Templar Custom] cannot legally sell rifles to New Yorkers as private citizens. We will not sell arms to agents of the state of New York that hold themselves to be “more equal” than their citizens.(This is reportedly from Templar’s Facebook, which requires a Facebook login to read, so no link).
  • Based on the recent legislation in New York, we [York Arms] are prohibited from selling rifles and receivers to residents of New York. We have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York. As a result we have halted sales of rifles, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, machine guns, and silencers to New York governmental agencies.


Again, the first firm to do something like this was Barrett, when California went full retard moonbat on .50 rifles. Ironically, Barrett now makes a smaller-caliber gun that CA hasn’t banned… yet.  

Many of the firms go farther in their full statements (linked above). York, for instance, informs NY law enforcement agencies that their orders are cancelled and offers NY civilians the option of shipment to a third-state FFL, a refund, or holding their order for six months — while they move out of Cuomostan into a free state. Templar Custom says flatly that they will not sell weapons to enforcers of tyranny.




5 thoughts on “Not just LaRue and Olympic Arms

  1. LEO JER

    Wow, say it ain’t so.Even the Green Beenies are opining with a mouthful of bullshit on this one. Unreal. We lawmen on the street, stand shoulder to shoulder with pro 2nd Amendment supporters…. So why is it that we end up being the guys that get singled out by these “line in the sand” bullshit stances? I cannot help but notice the Feds and Military contracts for all these “brave” companies remain unchanged….. I call bulslhit on their “bravery” in standing up to the bad LEO’s out here… Yeah my REMF Chief is going to listen to me on my pro 2nd Amendment position. This is an ill thought out, head in ass stance.. The theory most think like this,is that we should bitch at or too our Jackass Chiefs of police to get them to change their head in ass stances? Are you serious? That seems to work so great with the current active duty military guys walking into Obamas office and voicing their position, telling him whats up This whole thing is doing nothing but allowing the left to divide us. Good job on failing to escape mediocrity. You guys usually seem to clear headed and well educated on these topics. This is disappointing. Oh well,using your flawed logic, I guess we cops should just sit back and enjoy when someone else on our side is being singled out by the left… long as it’s not us. Demonstrably Ridiculous.

    1. Hognose Post author

      The cutline between street cops and politicians varies from department to department, but it seems like a real thing everywhere (know lots of cops… spent three hours on the phone with one today… but never carried a badge myself). In some PDs and agencies the assclowns start with the first white shirt. In others they start with the true political appointees. And every department has a bozo or two in the ranks, as well. But it’s been the case for the roughly 50 years I’ve been paying attention that the beat cops tend to have more realistic ideas about the utility of gun bans than their political bosses.

      So why did these gun makers single cops out? They are within their rights to cut off cops in antigun jurisdictions, and we doubt individual officers are a big percentage of their sales, so they’re doing something symbolic.

      I think one reason some cops (not you!) support bad policies is that they know they’re exempted. But you’re welcome to contact the gun makers and remind them that individual officers aren’t the authors of the bad policies. I think they know that, but they might like to hear from you.

      Honestly, not a cop basher here. More a bad-cop basher. Unfortunately, there have been a lot of examples lately, including two cases of cops shooting cops that will be up tomorrow (one on its own, because the incident involved two separate cops having NDs, and one as part of a safety roundup with a lot of civilians screwing up with guns).

  2. LEO JER

    Perhaps I was a little argumentative. I agree with you 100%, that it is the absolute right of any of these gun makers or gun parts makers, to make up their own decisions as to what the want to do with their company. I just patently disagree with giving the left even an inch! As for the “bad cops”, of which there are .1 percent, that may be maliciously bad, and probably 60% that are flat out incompetent. Maybe only 15 to 20% (being very kind) that are truly able to do the job and all it’s intricacies correct. And trust me, I am the first cop to openly bash and make it physically uncomfortable for bad cops on my department, by calling them out on their incompetence if they will not get the memo and attempt to learn what to do. My position is that the left is trying to strike us from every angle on gun control, why then is it that these gun manufacturers are aiding and abetting the left in this fight.? Now also, it should be said that NO law enforcement officer should be buying anything that he/she is not permitted to carry on duty, if that item is illegal for citizens of the same jurisdiction. We on the right side of the Pro 2nd amendment coin need to buy a vowel and pool our efforts, because the status quo will do zero but help Obama and the rest of the Maoists.

  3. LEO JER

    I miss typed…. I meant to say, if the officer can carry it on duty, then he can buy it… If not, then he should be held to the same standard as the rest of the people….Just because I’m a cop should be of little consequence for Items outside of my duties.

    1. Hognose Post author

      It does get crazy. I found out from a friend in MA that they changed the law there, and POs cannot carry off duty. Either the department must have a policy that says “all our officers are on duty 24/7” (with all that entails, like taking the heat when a blotto officer erased a family of nine with beer and an SUV, so departments are loath to do it), or the officer has to apply (to his own chief, or the chief where he resides) for a license to carry. AND SOME CHIEFS DENY THEIR OWN FREAKING COPS PERMITS.

      Most people know cops have to eat a lot of crap and deal with the less ideal end of society all the time, and even when they deal with the best in society, cops see them at their worst. Nature of the job. And so most people will cut cops a lot of slack. Probably more than other cops will actually.

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