Gun Companies Boycotting Law Enforcement In Anti-Gun States Grow By More Than 700% In 1 Week


The list of companies that have decided to stop selling firearms and ammunition to law enforcement agencies, in states that are hostile to the Second Amendment and putting forth gun control legislation, is growing and has grown more than seven times the number that I informed you about one week ago today.

Previously I listed the following companies:

Now the list has expanded to include:

Jeffrey Norton, of Norton Firearms, issued a statement on the company's website:

Norton Firearms, Inc. is a strong defender of the US Constitution, not only the 2nd amendment. We believe that a government that restricts it Citizens from executing their Constitutional Rights is no longer a government for the people or by the people. It is our policy not to sell our products or services to any organization that tries to diminish the rights given to us by our US Constitution and our Creator. If you are a government agency with a policy of restricting our Constitutional Rights we ask that you take our tax dollars and spend it somewhere else. I am sure there is some profiteering communist foreign company that will be glad to take our dollars for their gain. We will only sell to law abiding, Citizens and those agencies that truly support and will defend The US Constitution.

Others, like Kiss Tactical, posted to their Facebook page:

On Saturday I refused to sell a AR-15 rifle to a police officer from California. He came into my shop and wanted to buy his duty gun in AZ because the same gun in his home state would cost him more. I told him that I would not sell him the gun even though he had his department letter saying he was able to buy it. I told him that if the gun was not legal for law abiding men and women in CA I would not sell it to him. After he told me that "civilians don't need them type of guns," I asked to leave my shop. He stomped out mad.

I have made a decision to not sell to any gun to police department that are not legal for civilians. We build custom AR-15 and have sold more then a few to cops in a few states. I am not sure how this will effect us but as we grow and our name gets out there more we will not change this policy.

Following New York's gun control laws, Steve Adelmann, of Citizen Arms, made the following statement on the home page of his company's website:

”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: 'A well regulated militia, necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'"

If you know of other companies that are joining in this protest against attacks by tyrannical Federal and State governments, please click on the "Contact" button at the top of the page and send me a link to the company's statement and I'll add it to the growing list. Please consider supporting companies like these as they value freedom and the responsibility we have to both keep and bear arms.

Firearms Policy Coalition offers a digital option for those wishing to send an email encouraging companies to get on board with this movement.

Ronnie Barrett posted the following letter at the company's Facebook page:

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 their deliberate and sinister actions, these officials now cause their state and local policing agencies to enforce these unconstitutional and illegal so called “laws”.

By current law, Barrett cannot be an accomplice with any lawbreaker, therefore, cannot and will not service or sell to New York government agencies. Barrett also applies this stance to the individual elected official who, as a matter of public record, has voted for or created regulation that violates the constitutional rights of their citizens. 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.

In the course of world history there have been officials that strip inalienable rights from the people that were given to all by our Creator. Most of these officials inevitably come to trial, some do not.

Intentionally violating constitutional rights by officials that have sworn to uphold them should have severe prison sentences.

With the clear vision of horrible events in history repeating itself, all manufacturers of firearms or related equipment remaining in partnership with such violators should have a respectable fear of being found with the guilty on their day of trial.

During this era of assault on liberty, Barrett will remain steadfast in our efforts to serve law-abiding citizens of all fifty states, and stands together with you in the struggles we will fight and win.

Ronnie Barrett
Chairman and CEO

UPDATE: Phil Flack of P.F. Custom Guns in Asheville, N.C. sent me this message:

Effective immediately, P. F. Custom Guns will not sell to or support in anyway Government agencies in states where their elected Officials are destroying our Constitution and American way of life for the citizens of their state. While we are all shocked at recent tragic events in our nation and we send heartfelt prayers for the Families of the victims. Knee jerk reactions from purely political opportunist, in my mind, just a slap in the face to these Families. These same politicians should be apologizing for their past actions of not allowing free citizens the God given right to defend themselves, their homes and certainly their children. This is NOT the Country that I put on a uniform to defend. I will not stand by or continue to support any State Government or their agencies or sub-divisions that do not fully support our Constitution.

UPDATE: George Pouliotte of Ammodump International LLC wrote to tell me that his company has been refusing to sell firearms to states hostile to the guns and gun owners since 1989. "This is not new to my company," he wrote.

UPDATE: Thunder Beast Arms is on board as well. Their stated policy reads:

Due to the recent attacks against lawful civilian firearms ownership and use, Thunder Beast Arms Corporation is adopting a policy of equal treatment for government entity sales and commercial sales.

Effective immediately, we will not sell to any state or any of its political subdivisions in which a law-abiding resident could not legally obtain, possess, or use the same firearm, silencer, or accessory due to laws in that state or political subdivision. To put it simply, if you can't have it, they can't have it.

UPDATE: GWACS Armory put out this statement via their Facebook page:

GWACS Armory will NOT sell or transfer any GWACS CAV-15 (full-auto or semi-auto) to any Law Enforcement Agency or other Department or Agency within the borders and jurisdiction of any State that passes laws to specifically restrict the rights of law abiding citizens to buy and own guns produced by GWACS Armory for their private security and legal use…

UPDATE: Antares Arms states quite simply on their front page:

Be Advised: We refuse to recognize law enforcement exemptions on gun control.

If a product that we sell is not legal for a law-abiding private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.

UPDATE: One reader of Freedom Outpost sent me this email, demonstrating that Climags.com is supporting the boycott as well. According to Climags Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Why was my Order Cancelled?

A. Typically it is because the items you ordered are not legal in either the place where it is being shipped to or your billing address. Please double check our High Capacity Laws page. We do NOT make exceptions for Military or Law Enforcement, if you want to possess these items please get involved with your local politics. If your order is cancelled you will be issued a refund and emailed a reason for the cancellation.

UPDATE: Freedom Outpost's own Tom Wise with Amendment Arms, sent me this email in regards to his company's policy. He told me I could quote him on it:

Definitely. First, our FAQ makes clear that we do not recognize a federal government which does not recognize legal contracts. Second, my article "Pro-Gun Advocates are Just Paranoid" provides the necessary logic that if police in New York carry weapons which the citizenry is prohibited from owning, the police are either breaking the law or they're not citizens but part of an unequal elite. Oddly, this is the charge Marx leveled against capitalist society, that the police are there to defend wealth. Very true, but the Leftists merely seize the "means of protection" (to coin a phrase) and utilize it against those who created it!

In a nutshell, we will not sell the Joshua Mk5 or any other weapon to this federal government administration, because we believe them to be corrupt, conniving, and working in concert to disassemble liberty. We will not sell our weaponry to New York law enforcement. We will require California law enforcement to have a bullet button and 10-round magazine, just like their citizens. We will not sell to any law enforcement in any state which we know has a bill or proposal on the table to limit or exclude our weaponry. We do this to make the philosophical point, and to keep the odds even.

UPDATE: Mike Conn, President of Tactical Superiority, writes, "While Tactical Superiority is just a small manufacture, we support the this action and encourage all manufacturers to as well."

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  • Shavager

    PEOPLE, PEOPLE, under the CORRECT definition of "PERJURY" in Latin terms it comes from, EVERYTIME OWEbama TELLS A LIE--HE IS COMMITTING PERJURY BECAUSE HE IS LYING UNDER OATH--his OATH OF OFFICE IS A "PERPETUAL" OATH--LASTS AS LONG AS HE HOLDS THE OFFICE. "HIGH CRIMES" mentioned in the Constitution for impeachment requirements, DOES NOT mean a "CRIME of HIGHER STANDARD"--it MEANS a VIOLATION of his duties and OATH by an official of A HIGH OFFICE who are under SPECIAL OBLIGATIONS that ordinary citizens are not under. By the oath of office he swears his allegiance to, he has BOUND HIMSELF to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth UNLESS it relates to dealing with national security and enemies of this country. An official such as the president does NOT have to take a special oath to become subject to the penalties of perjury--he is UNDER OATH 24 hours-7 days a week, 365 days a year UNTIL he leaves the office.

  • Terry L. Kiser, Sr.

    I have never been so proud of my fellow countrymen as I do now. Thank God someone that will have an actual impact on the way the government treats it's citizens is speaking up. I am a 30 year veteran of law enforcement and I agree totally with what these true patriots of the USA are doing. I for one will never obey an order to pick up or confiscate guns no matter who orders it. As long as a person is a law abiding citizen i will never infringe on their rights to own guns. Carry on gentlemen, the gun owners of America.....FREE AMERICA....salute and support you.

  • http://five ron

    stop selling amunition to the government and i will be impressed.

  • robbie

    GOd bless these companies......IT will pay off,in the end..................BECAUSE CONTRARY TO LIBTARD OPINION,US GUN OWNERS ARE VERY STRONG ON POINT AND PRINCIPLE..........WE WILL SUPPORT THESE COMPANIES,WITH EVERYTHING WE HAVE.............AS WELL AS,SUPPORTING OUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS,BY GIVING UP THOSE ARMS,ONLY ONE BULLET,AT A TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WANT OUR GUNS? WANT TO TAKE OUR FREEDOMS?????????? KEEP IN MIND,YOU GOT TO BRING ASS TO GET ASS!!!!!!!!! LITTLE WORD OF ADVICE(FREE ADVICE,I MIGHT ADD) LEAVE US THE HELL ALONE!!!!!!!! YOU THINK YOU ARE HAVING SUCH A HARD TIME,JUST DEALING WITH A FEW TERRORIST QUACKS,YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING,LIKE A PISSED OFF,TIRED OF BEING PUSHED AROUND,BUNCH OF AMERICANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GOVERNMENT MAY GIVE NEW MEANING TO,"STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS.......

  • Craig

    Ok you big guys lets get on board because you are the ones who have major clout. Cheers for all of the small companies who have come onboard, now we need the big guys to come on board with major impact!

  • James Hendricks

    Many thanks and praise to these courageous men! I have written S&W, Remington and a few other companies, to take a hard stand also, but I see their names are still not on the list. Hindsight always sucks, but had the big ammo companies contracted by all those government agencies for HP's, had just refused. Had they only had the slightness foresight of what was happening and leading to. May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, continue to bless each and every business, for their hard line stance against those who wish to destroy our Constitutional rights and freedoms. Best wishes to them all for their continued success! Keep up the good fight, never disarm and hold fast to your faith!

  • Lorenzo

    Well, I don't think it will matter but I wish I had the money to add to my collection (2) of defensive weapons right now. Maybe their sites have lists of their retail customers so I can replentish my cache of bullets locally. I mean if the DHS can buy hollow points by the millions, maybe its time for me to buy hollow points for my magnum 20 gauge that I bought at a police auction years ago.

  • Dave

    Out-freaking-standing!!! This is THE SOLUTION to the infringement of our rights. I will WHOLEHEARTEDLY support these companies!!!

  • SouthernPatriot

    My family and I have telephoned Glock, S & W, Beretta and others. Some we could not reach by telephone we have emailed and written. All Secons Amendment patriots need to do the same. Increase the pressure on the bigger gun manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers that they should cease selling to law enforcement and federal alphabet agencies which restrict those same guns and/or ammunition from law abiding citizens.

    Patriots and gun advocates are watching. Our purchase decisions will be made accordingly. Please all keep in mind....Our First Amendment rights are only guaranteed by our Second Amendment rights!

  • Gary Vincent

    All the companies listed need to complain about the all the others still selling to members of law enforcement and government agencies, especially WINCHESTER who is selling millions of rounds of hollow point ammo to said agencies in callous disregard of the fact that this ammo is to be used against American citizens, and that said ammo is outlawed by the Geneva Convention worldwide. SHAME on you WINCHESTER, and the same to any company forsaking the American people. SHAME SHAME SHAME.

  • http://mozilla robert e lee

    NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL GUN CONTROL;;HEE HEE

  • Boomer11

    From all the comments I've read, on this and other articles, I personally don't understand why there is not a "grassroots" effort to declare a "Np-Confidence" vote for the current administration and remove them from office. These liberal, apothetic, and arrogant politicians are ruining our country. Cut out this rot and let's get growing back to the Great Nation that was AMERICA. GOD bless America.

  • bobm001

    OK, GLOCK, Smith & Wesson, FNH, Beretta, Springfield Armory and ALL the "heavy hitters" of the firearms industry, it's time for YOU to "take a side"! The ammunition makers/distributors too. Take this adction to states that are even PROPOSING "restrictive gun control laws" against LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.

  • Don

    Now we need to have all fire arms manufacturers to stop selling to the United States Government until ALL 2nd amendment infringments are remover.

  • Jeremy

    We also need a list of companies that sell to law enforcement agencies, including federal, in anti gun states, and get a national movement going to boycott those companies..

  • Thom Stewart

    These are all relatively small companies that are willing to sacrifice a bit of profit for the heartfelt defence of our country, our Constitution, and our freedom. My pride in them and my love for them are boundless! God Bless you ALL !

  • samhii

    Well done, gentlemen! There needs to be a directory so we know who to purchase from and who to boycot. This will do for now, but hopefully the list will grow to include manufacturers, ammo and other goods!

  • http://www.yahoo.com PeoplePower

    Thank you very much. This is the type of action we need to take to neutralize this unconstitutional infringement on our rights. I am proud that you have done this.

  • http://pandoranage.com Dante D'Anthony

    Good. Historically there are words to describe the unarmed; slaves and victims.

  • james werner

    Please show support for these companies as they are putting our rights ahead of their profits. if they have facebook pages or twitter account please thank them for standing up for our Constitution and God given rights