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    They might be under armed if this catches on, very funny!

    February 21, 2013
    Two Firearms Manufacturers Boycott New York -
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    by John Haughey
    Two firearms manufacturers have announced they will no longer sell their products to law enforcement agencies in New York after state lawmakers endorsed Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed assault-weapons ban in early February.

    Washington-state-based firearms manufacturer Olympic Arms, a manufacturer of AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles, announced on Feb. 13 that it will no longer sell its products to New York state law enforcement agencies, three days after Templar Custom Arms made a similar pledge.

    “We will not sell arms to agents of the state of New York that hold themselves to be ‘more equal’ than their citizens," reads Templar Custom's statement on Breitbart.com. "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."

    “Legislation recently passed in the state of New York outlaws the AR-15 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,” Olympic Arms wrote on its official Facebook page. “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.”

    Olympic Arms' Facebook page notice announcing its Empire State boycott had nearly 11,000 "likes" by noon on Feb. 19.

    New York’s assault-weapons ban allows law enforcement agencies to purchase assault-style weapons, but Olympic says it no longer will serve the state’s first responders, according to Fox News.

    The law also restricts ammunition magazines from 10 to seven bullets and current owners of higher-capacity magazines have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.

    “It didn’t make sense that citizens can’t have what police departments have,” Brian Schuetz, Olympic’s president and co-owner, told the Albany Times Union.

    According to Oliver VanDervoort in a Feb. 16 column on www.inquisitr.com, Olympic Arms and Templar Custom are among six American gun manufacturers that have released statements making it clear that they will not sell to states that enact tougher gun laws.

    In addition to Olympic Arms and Templar Custom, the others include LaRue Tactical, Extreme Firepower Inc.,York Arms, and Cheaper Than Dirt.

    For more, go to:
    -- Firearms maker pulls business from N.Y. after new gun lawer

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    It fills me with pride to hear about real American companies willing to put their principles ahead of what I'm sure is some very large costs to their business incomes. More power to them.

    New York has become another California, as most of us have suspected. That state, along with New Jersey and a few other of those New England states just continue to allow their freedoms to be legislated away by their socialistic state governments.

    I'm getting worried, like HPL. When Texas and Florida get filled to overflowing, some of those emigrants might focus in on Sodak.

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    Worried why its not like our goverment has been so kind to minorites in the past not to mention a huge portion of Barry's voters think people like me owe them someting. Did you see in cali that their combined federal and state taxes for some well to do have exceeded 50%, slavery is comeing BIG TIME.

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    I like it alot.

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    Uncle Bill, SOME of us New Yorkers have tried very hard NOT to have our freedoms legislated away.....This latest "Safe Act" of Andy Cuomo's was broke out after midnight and there was only a half hour alotted to read the bill before it was passed! I have never voted for any of these people who continue to erode away our rights and in my area of New York (Rural Western/Southern Tier), most of the voters are overwhelmingly Republican, but we cannot beat out all the democrats from NYC, or all those in the Larger cities whos votes get bought by entitlements. I know you are not picking on me personally, but as I said in another post not all New Yorker live in NYC. But, try as hard as we might, we are outnumbered here. Don't worry too much about a mass exodus to your state or TX or FL, the majority of folks that agree with our government officials will probably stay here.....I personally have considered moving out of here recently, however, I own a large, beautiful parcel of property that has been in my family for a long time....it will be hard to sell out, if and when the time comes.

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    Olympic Arms is a great local company in this area. www.olyarms.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCFarmer View Post
    Olympic Arms is a great local company in this area. www.olyarms.com
    Do they have any large contracts with New York agencies?

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    They have dealers all over the US and many contracts with law enforcement. I have no idea how many guns they sell to gov agencies in NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennie View Post
    Uncle Bill, SOME of us New Yorkers have tried very hard NOT to have our freedoms legislated away.....This latest "Safe Act" of Andy Cuomo's was broke out after midnight and there was only a half hour alotted to read the bill before it was passed! I have never voted for any of these people who continue to erode away our rights and in my area of New York (Rural Western/Southern Tier), most of the voters are overwhelmingly Republican, but we cannot beat out all the democrats from NYC, or all those in the Larger cities whos votes get bought by entitlements. I know you are not picking on me personally, but as I said in another post not all New Yorkers live in NYC. But, try as hard as we might, we are outnumbered here. Don't worry too much about a mass exodus to your state or TX or FL, the majority of folks that agree with our government officials will probably stay here.....I personally have considered moving out of here recently, however, I own a large, beautiful parcel of property that has been in my family for a long time....it will be hard to sell out, if and when the time comes.
    Not to hijack the thread but...

    I think many would be surprised at how "country" NY and some NY'ers can be. I cut split and stack 8 cords of wood each summer and use my fisher wood stove as my primary source of heat during the winter. The road that I live on is tar and chip not black top. I'm an owner in a hunting camp that owns nearly 700 acres and borders thousands of acres of remote state land. I'm minutes from the Beaverkill / Willowemoc and Mongaup rivers. Some very storied trout waters. On average I'd say I spend about 75 days per year afield in some way shape or form. At 47 yoa I've spent the last 30 years hunting and fishing just about anything you can imagine. I'm currently corning a venison roast as well as some duck breasts in a brine I made from scratch. I could show you parts of the Catskill mountains that would take your breath away. I've voted in every local / state / and federal election since the day I was 18 and have yet to vote for a democrat. I can't say we don't deserve the stereotype. I'm not proud of the state I live in because it doesn't represent who I am. I guess what I'm saying is some of us are different than what you would expect.


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    Thank You Danny, AMEN!


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