New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are perhaps the two most anti-gun people in the entire nation. They have been responsible for the passage of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. If Bloomberg had his way, no private citizen would be allowed to own a firearm, period and he is using his billions of dollars towards achieving that goal.
The new gun control laws in New York are so strict that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott used state funds to run ads in New York City and Albany telling New York gun owners to move to Texas where their Second Amendment rights are protected by the state.
Now, one firearms company, York Arms is also taking action against the unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment rights of every New York resident. Located in Buxton, Maine, York Arms specializes in custom firearms and gunsmithing. Among their clientele is the New York City Police Department. However, that’s one client that the company is willing to give up because of the city and state’s gun control laws.
In a statement released on Valentine’s Day, York Arms said:
“Based on the recent legislation in New York, we 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.
For “civilian” customers residing in New York: At your choice, we will:
Complete your order and ship to a dealer of your choice outside of NY.
Refund your payment in full.
Hold your items here for up to 6 months, at no charge – if you are in the process of leaving NY and taking residence in another state.
For LE/Govt customers in New York: Your orders have been cancelled.”
I have no idea what percentage of their business comes from New York, but you know they are going to lose sales by taking this stand. However, if gun owners across America hear about their stand, it may help generate more sales in support of the company’s ethics.
Now if every other gun and ammunition manufacture would follow suit and cut off all sales to the state and city police departments in New York, it will force them to rethink their policies. What would happen if all of the law enforcement agencies in the state of New York were no longer able to purchase guns or ammunition? It would put them at the same level of non-protection as the citizens on New York.
Better yet, I would like to see every gun and ammunition manufacturer stop all sales to the federal government. While the feds are trying to strip American’s of their guns and ammunition, they have been buying billions of rounds of ammunition and thousands of assault (assault-style) weapons. Let’s cut off their supply as well.
The best way to treat someone who won’t share something is to take that something away from them. So let’s take the government’s right buy assault (assault-style) weapons and bulk supplies of ammunition away from them. If we can’t have it, then neither should they!
Perhaps we need to start a letter writing campaign to every gun and ammunition company in the United States, urging them to follow the example of York Arms, only to extend the same ban to the federal government. Let’s put the same squeeze on Washington that they are trying to put on us.