Serbu Firearms, a manufacturer of bolt-action and semi-automatic .50 caliber sniper rifles, is refusing to sell their wares to the NYPD. Their reason, of course, is that owing to unfair gun laws, they will not support law enforcement in New York.
Serbu is one of almost 150 companies that has officially refused to sell to law enforcement in New York following the passage of the SAFE Act, the controversial gun control package that has been met with scorn by gun owners across the nation.
The company posted the NYPD’s inquiry as well as their refusal to their Facebook page, with names omitted.
Company founder Mark Serbu said, “Unfortunately, we have a policy of selling to state law enforcement agencies only what is allowed to be sold to private citizens in that state. Since the passage of the NY SAFE act, the BFG-50A is considered an assault weapon and as such is no longer available to private citizens in the state of New York. Therefore we have to respectfully decline to supply your department with BFG-50A rifles.”
He also said he felt bad about not being able to outfit the officers, because although he would like to get his guns into “as many police departments as possible,” his decision is a matter of principle.
“Because of a stupid law the venerable NYPD won’t have the best tools for the job.”
What’s interesting about this is that while Serbu makes a fine firearm and impressive .50 BMG rifles, they’re not a first-tier company in the sniper rifle world and are perhaps best known for their compact Super-Shorty shotguns.
Two of the biggest names in sniper rifles, Barrett and ArmaLite, have already stated that they will not sell to the police departments of New York. If the NYPD is calling Serbu, we have to wonder how many other companies have told them to keep walking.
Serbu is the 137th company to halt sales to New York law enforcement according to the unofficial official New York Boycott list, which is now up to 142 companies (at the time of writing) and likely to keep growing.
The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, an NRA affiliate, along with the Westchester County Firearms Owners Association, Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education, Blueline Tactical Police Supply and several other plaintiffs have filed suit against the state of New York and the SAFE Act.
If you want to let them know what you think yea or nay, of just “like” them, head over to the Serbu Firearms Facebook page.
READ MORE ABOUT THE “FIREARMS EQUALITY MOVEMENT” HERE
TWG: BOYCOTT those idiots in EACH AND EVERY State that’s infringing on our unalienable rights. Come to Montana, where the hunting and fishing is abundant, and law abiding gun owners are not treated like mass-murdering criminals!
- March 21, 2013
- By: Anthony Martin
The pressure is building on Colorado in the wake of its new laws that infringe on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Gun owners across the country now say that they will hit the state in the pocket book, punishing Colorado economically for essentially kicking gun owners in the teeth.
Magpul, a magazine manufacturing company located in Colorado, has already announced it will be leaving the state, taking hundreds of jobs with it, and creating a hole in Colorado’s economy to the tune of $85 million this year alone.
But this action is far from the worst of what Colorado faces as a consequence of its new law that bans magazines and guns that carry over 15 rounds, eight rounds if it is a shotgun, and mandates background checks on private, citizen-to-citizen gun sales and transfers. Gun owners plan to avoid the state as a regular destination for hunting, fishing, and other recreational use of firearms — one of the major sources of revenue for the state government.
Outraged by what they view as a direct attack on their rights as citizens, the gun owners who regularly visit Colorado wish to send a clear message to the state legislature — you can’t expect us to continue allowing Colorado to benefit from the revenue generated by our sporting activity if the state is going to treat gun owners as criminals….
“Yes, we must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” ~BenjaminFranklin, 1776
Firearms Equality Movement
What is the police loophole?
There are some states, counties, cities, and municipalities in our great nation that fail to allow their citizens to fully exercise their right to keep and bear arms with restrictions such as magazine capacity or types of firearms. However, these government entities do not place these restrictions upon their own employees, such as police officers.
What is this list?
This is a list of companies that have taken the step to publicly announce that they will not sell items to states, counties, cities, and municipalities that restrict their citizens rights to own them; therefore closing the “police loophole” themselves. It is important to note that we are against gun control; we are not against any particular government agency or individuals.
View The Up-To-Date List Here: http://www.thepoliceloophole.com/
TWG: These firearms companies need to move to MONTANA. We LOVE them here.
By Aaron C. Davis, Published: February 23
Gun-grabbers grabbing Beretta jobs: ‘Why expand in place where people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?’
Maryland gun-grabbers are now grabbing jobs away from workers in their state. Forward!
You see, gun manufacturer Beretta has just about had it. How can a company function where it is being legislated and regulated out of business? As Sen. Feinstein (D-Calif.) said, the goal is to “dry up the supply.” As Twitchy reported last week, Magpul Industries is leading the charge in Colorado. They, too, may move out of a state due to gun-grabbing legislation.
Is Maryland next?
Perhaps not for long.
More from The Washington Post:
“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” said Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta.
Concern that the company will leave, and take its 300 jobs with it, is palpable among state lawmakers who worry it could be collateral damage from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed gun-control bill.
“I’m concerned. I think they’re going to move,” said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert). “They sell guns across the world and in every state in the union — to places a lot more friendly to the company than this state.”
They aren’t bluffing, and he knows it. Beretta already moved its warehouse to Virginia, after an onslaught of new gun-grabbing laws in Maryland in the 1990s.
And, like with Magpul, freedom-loving citizens in other states welcome Beretta.
And Texas! Get Senator Cruz (R-Texas) on this one, too!
Will he? Stay tuned! In the meantime, gun rights advocates, like this Twitter user, are standing strong with Beretta.
Here’s what appears to be an ongoing, up-to-date listing of the companies that have taken a stand against anti-Bill of Rights Government. You may also want to double check the “BOYCOTT” category here at TWG.
THANK YOU, CMMG! Together, IN LIBERTY!
CMMG, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW POLICY ON STATE REGULATION OF FIREARMS
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and all law abiding gun owners in our country are currently under assault. Since the horrible tragedy in Connecticut, politicians and media alike are actively demonizing and criminalizing citizens of these great United States who are exercising their rights under the Second Amendment. The emotional responses and decisions being made right now are extremely dangerous and short sighted.
As individual states elect to pass more restrictive gun laws, CMMG will adhere to each state’s regulations. However, CMMG has made a policy decision that it will not supply products to law enforcement agencies in states that have enacted legislation preventing individual citizens from owning similar firearms. CMMG will no longer provide these agencies with firearms, magazines or any other products that are restricted or no longer available to civilians. CMMG will not stand by on the sidelines and let America’s rights be stripped away. CMMG will not support states that have police departments and law enforcement agencies arming themselves with firearms and weapons that are not available to law abiding citizens. CMMG does not believe in separate classes of citizens and will not engage in sales to states that enact legislation promoting that belief.
CMMG will, however, make exceptions to police departments and law enforcement agencies that have taken a public stand refusing to recognize or enforce unconstitutional firearm restrictions. Agencies making this stand are putting their careers on the line to take a constitutional stand for all Americans as fellow citizens. Abraham Lincoln spoke on June 16, 1858, and stated that “a house divided against itself cannot stand;” CMMG supports those who support our freedom.
CMMG, as industry partners, and gun owners (including law enforcement agencies), need to stand up and stand together to counter this assault on our freedom and our constitutional rights. The Constitution is the supreme legal authority in our land, and we are bound by its words. It states in the Preamble that it was written to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” The Founding Fathers agreed the best way to establish this was through the Bill of Rights which includes the Second Amendment. Let us take this stand together, unified, to continue allowing this country to be the beacon of freedom to the world.
TWG: A good list to keep track of here. This will be filed under both “BOYCOTT” and “Current Federal Legislation” categories here on TWG.
Feb. 20, 2013 8:48pm Mike Opelka
Last Friday TheBlaze reported on a growing list of gun manufacturers and retailers who had stopped selling to law enforcement in states that were enacting stringent new gun laws.
Since that report, the initial list (seen below) has changed. However, none of the “big three” (Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson) providers to law enforcement have stepped up and joined the companies who have chosen to take a public stand on the issue. In less than two weeks, at least 18 companies have made the decision to stop selling to law enforcement in states that limit a private citizen’s right to own a gun.
- Olympic Arms, Inc
- La Rue Tactical
- EFI, LLC – Extreme Firepower
- York Arms
- Templar Custom
- Cheaper Than Dirt
There is one arms maker that has gotten attention for publicly stating that they will not be pressured into stopping sales to law enforcement. That company is ArmaLite……..(Con’t)
Posted: Feb 18, 2013 3:09 PM MST Updated: Feb 18, 2013 3:23 PM MST
(02/18/13) – A gun shop owner said firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers are being targeted unfairly after Comcast announces it’s dropping all gun shop ads from its nationwide cable network.
The cable company recently acquired NBC Universal and this is a long standing policy there.
When a local ad agency recently placed an order for Williams Gun Sight in Davison Township, it was denied. Owner Tom Wright said he’ll take his business elsewhere.
“I thought it was ridiculous, we are a legitimate business, we have been here for 80 years,” he said.
Business has never been better at Williams Gun Sight Company in Davison Township. It was earlier this year when Wright decided to re-run a 30 second spot on cable television, only to find out he couldn’t. “There’s no reason why we can’t promote what we believe in and something that’s guaranteed under the Second Amendment,” he said.
Andrea Olson is a media buyer for Canadian American, the local ad agency who originally placed the order. Olson said the agency’s owner was outraged. “He thinks this is a direct infringement on our constitutional rights and links it to gun control, and he’s a member of the NRA and passionate about the issue,” she said.
Canadian American also pulled other Comcast spots for clients who share Tom Wright’s point of view. Meanwhile, he said this won’t keep Williams from advertising in other media outlets.
“We’ve been in this community for many years and we have enjoyed promoting our products in this community and will continue to that with Comcast or without them,” he said.
Comcast Spotlight released a statement saying, “Consistent with long standing NBC policies, Comcast Spotlight has decided it will not accept new advertising for firearms or weapons moving forward. This policy aligns us with the guidelines in place at many media organizations.”
(Hat tip Greg Howard for the forward. Thank You, Greg.
Gannett is the government propagandist parent company of the “Journal News”, which is the nazi rag that’s printing personal information about law-abiding gun owners in New York areas. Time for a BOYCOTT. Click on the map to see where they’re spewing their trash in your state.
In case you missed it, here’s the nazi pigs at this propaganda rag, the journal news, that “think” it’s a good idea to post personal information of law abiding citizens:
Reporter who penned the story:
Dwight R. Worley, 23006 139 Ave
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Visual editor who made the interactive map:
Robert F. Rodriguez (w) Stephanie Azzarone
420 Riverside Dr, Apt 7A
New York, NY 10025-7748
Cynthia R. Lambert (aka CynDee Royle), Executive Editor, The Journal News/LoHud.com. Address: 17 McBride Ave., White Plains, NY 10603 Phone: 914-948-9388, Email: email@example.com Twitter: @croyle1
Caryn McBride, Rockland Editor of the Journal News. Work number: 845-578-2434, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Home number: 914-954-3412 (Three addresses listed in Bronxville and Yonkers)
Janet Hasson, Publisher, The Journal News/LoHud.com. Address: 3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543. Phone: 914-694-5204, 248-594-2197, Email: email@example.com
Gannett CEO, Gracia C. Martore, Address: 728 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066, Phone: 703-759-5954
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