Is it time to write manufacturers for support?

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    Is it time to write manufacturers for support?

    In correlation to all the threads here, and the number of bills coming at us at both the Federal and State levels threatening to restrict, remove, et al, any and all things firearm related, I am thinking that we need to start writing the manufacturers of firearms, ammunition, and accessories to get on board with the program. The anti's are going after everything they can. Firearms of virtually all makes and models, ammunition, magazines, and accessories for the aforementioned firearms that will be no-longer available.

    The short list that I can think of right now;

    Colt
    Remington
    Glock
    Beretta
    (any other small arms manufacturer of MIL/LEO supplied/use/approved that also has civilian sales)
    Magpul
    Aimpoint
    Trijcon
    Federal
    Speer
    Winchester
    (any other small arms ammunition manufacturer of MIL/LEO supplied/use/approved that also has civilian sales)

    They need to draw their own line in the sand by letting the Govt. know that if these bills pass, or any new restrictive firearm legislation goes through, that they will deny future sales to any and all Govt. agencies (including the military), and State agencies if at state level (LEO), cancel any current contracts that they have with them, and discontinue any current product support.

    If we get pinched, their sales also get pinched, and I daresay that civilian sales generate more income for them than Govt. The Govt may not be paying attention to us, but they will listen to their own suppliers. Those voices will be heard and taken with some seriousness. As it is, there are a large number of companies that do not have Govt contracts that are likely to go out of business when the civilian market gets gutted.

    We have been financially supporting these companies for years, time for them to return the favor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post

    They need to draw their own line in the sand by letting the Govt. know that if these bills pass, or any new restrictive firearm legislation goes through, that they will deny future sales to any and all Govt. agencies (including the military), and State agencies if at state level (LEO), cancel any current contracts that they have with them, and discontinue any current product support.
    Bad idea.

    The far left wing whackos have tried and continue to try to show a financial relationship between gun manufacturers and Pro-2A lobby groups.

    Wayne LaPierre responded well when asked if this relationship exists by saying in effect, "I'd like to see those checks."

    Proving such a relationship would sink nearly all credibility the NRA and other lobby groups has mustered to date.

    This is not to say such a relationship does not exist; no more than saying (PAC) money does not flow in from foreign entities.

    If we get pinched, their sales also get pinched, and I daresay that civilian sales generate more income for them than Govt. The Govt may not be paying attention to us, but they will listen to their own suppliers.
    Ahhhh..Now we get to the crux of the matter. MONEY

    The social elite will never take up a noble cause w/o first seeing what's in it for them.

    Unless the agenda propagates their social elitist status, increases their power radius, and lines their pockets; it is a fruitless cause to them.

    Follow the money.
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    Look. There is a huge difference between NRA donations, and supplying the Govt and State agencies with the products they produce.

    This is not a contribution to the lobby's, this is a direct notification to the purchaser that their supply is on the line, because if these laws pass, it will directly restrict their right to sell a product they produce to the general public. Free market. Capitalism. What this country thrives on.

    Barrett did it to California, and I applaud them for it.
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    I think these companies would be better served to remain silent on this issue. Releasing any kind of statement would open them up to immense media scrutiny and would be a PR nightmare. Gun control advocates would target the company or companies directly by name instead of just lambasting firearms as a whole.

    As far as cancelling contracts with the federal government, that would be bad for business. And at the end of the day, we can't fault these companies or any company for wanting to maximize profits.

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    Let them [gun control advocates]. They are labeling all gun owners as sociopathic (sp) killers waiting for a reason. If they want to label the manufacturers, how exactly is that going to affect them. They will certainly not loose any support from the 2a advocates. The people that will hate them are the same ones who would not buy any of their products anyways.

    Every single company that has ever punished an employee for carrying, or defending themselves while on the job has been openly boycotted by a large majority of the membership here. The only difference is that we once spent our money on them, now we don't.

    These manufacturers know that their profits are going to be butchered with this legislation. Govt contracts go to the lowest bidder.

    ETA - I am not saying they should release a statement (though that would gain some weight), but using their direct contacts, who are not the legislators. Those people in turn will apply their own political pressure on the legislators. Yes, eventually there will be a leak and it will go pubic. So what? It still returns to the point that they are being restricted as to who and what they can sell to the public. Govt control over a private company. I thought that was a no no.
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