Would you be willing to boycott the purchase of guns made in anti-2A states?

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    Would you be willing to boycott the purchase of guns made in anti-2A states?

    With the ill-considered and rushed anti-gun legislation recently passed in some states; would you be willing to actively boycott the purchase of firearms and gun-related accessories from any manufacturer who resides in those states? Here is the gist of my email soon to go out to Sturm Ruger and Company.

    "Dear Sir or Madam, I wanted to send you a picture of the last Ruger product I will ever purchase, new or used, as long as Sturm Ruger and Co., remains in the anti-2nd Amendment state Connecticut."
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    Yes, I do.

    There are plenty of other options, including on the pre-owned market.
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    If they support the anti agenda then yes. If they are just caught up in the mess and have little chance to do anything about it, then heck no; it's not their fault they live and work in a worthless state. I'd say, support um all we can and hope they can build enough revenue to get the heck out at some point. JMO, YMMV.
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    I would say the first choice would be to put the pressure on them to get up and move. They got caught up in the mess, IIRC Ruger has their own lobbying group so you can't say they weren't trying. If they refuse to move then that's when we should look at the boycott option.

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    Depends on how much $$$ I'm willing to spend by buying elsewhere. Some of us don't have a lot of coin and buy what we can when we can.

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    When a manufacture stays in an anti state, they pour money into that states economy. Thus supporting that state. I would have to say yes I would support a boycott. .
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    It's not the fault of the manufacturers in anti-gun states. You'd be risking a lot of American jobs. In other words, no I wouldn't boycott their products if those products were something I wanted. I will, however, never do business with CTD. That's who you should be boycotting. good luck

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    Many of the manufacturers in the "offending" states have said they will move. In fact. I believe that Ruger has said it will move the rest of their operations to NH.

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    While I won't boycott a company for being stuck in a crappy state, it will play into my decision on who to buy from. If it comes down to two products that are of similar quality/features at a similar price point, being in a gun-friendly state will tip the scales in favor of that product for me.
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    Yep but I think ruger is moving. Id be even happier to boycott ammo and weapons manufactures that sell to LE and other agencys in those states. Or the DHS ATF or well you get the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoriBustard View Post
    With the ill-considered and rushed anti-gun legislation recently passed in some states; would you be willing to actively boycott the purchase of firearms and gun-related accessories from any manufacturer who resides in those states? Here is the gist of my email soon to go out to Sturm Ruger and Company.

    "Dear Sir or Madam, I wanted to send you a picture of the last Ruger product I will ever purchase, new or used, as long as Sturm Ruger and Co., remains in the anti-2nd Amendment state Connecticut."
    The problem with that approach is that Ruger actually manufactures no guns in Connecticut, although they did a long time ago. They currently manufacture here in Arizona and in New Hampshire.

    And if I lived in Massachusetts, or was still a taxpaying property owner there, no, I would not boycott Smith and Wesson, for example. They aren't there because they love Taxachusetts or its restrictive gun laws (worse than Connecticut's until just a few days ago), they're there because of a skilled worker base and the expense of relocating elsewhere. I'm not about to punish the gun manufacturers or their employees for a situation they didn't create. Colt actually bused a number of its West Hartford employees to Hartford to protest the proposed legislation several weeks ago, but even though the majority party there is in love with unionized workers, the thought of losing union jobs didn't deter Malloy and his cronies.

    I think one's time, money and energies are more productively spent supporting the upcoming legal challenges to the laws that New York, Connecticut and Colorado just enacted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    If they support the anti agenda then yes. If they are just caught up in the mess and have little chance to do anything about it, then heck no; it's not their fault they live and work in a worthless state. I'd say, support um all we can and hope they can build enough revenue to get the heck out at some point. JMO, YMMV.
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    I cancelled my usual August ride to Colorado, and when buying online from outside my home state, I favor sellers in Arizona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    If they support the anti agenda then yes. If they are just caught up in the mess and have little chance to do anything about it, then heck no; it's not their fault they live and work in a worthless state. I'd say, support um all we can and hope they can build enough revenue to get the heck out at some point. JMO, YMMV.
    The one bright side to all of this just might be that now seems a great time to make such a jump, given record sales for many companies, strong profits and stock prices, crappy economy and real estate (overall), plenty of folks willing to make a move in order to keep a job, etc. I'm sure that given the current tenor of the "conversation," too, means that MANY states will be waiting with open arms for such a move by these sorts of companies.
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    I already am - see earlier letter to Colt. I believe Ruger has moved its US mfg to NH and AZ. I didn't have any plans to buy Mossbergs or StagArms before the ban, so I haven't written them.

    Not like you can find P-Mags anyhow without a ridiculous markup, but I won't be buying anything from them until they put their money where their mouth is and leave CO.

    I've been on a Sig binge lately... they're made right down the street, and make just about everything Colt currently makes that interests me.

    I avoid buying anything from the People's Republics to the South. If I have to drive through, visit (cringe), or use the airport (I do my best to fly out of MHT), I fuel up North of the border and bring a cooler so I don't have to buy any food.

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