“LaRue Tactical to limit law enforcement sales to same weapons as citizens,” a Saturday statement by the Texas company posted on AmmoLand announced. “Due to the recent and numerous new Anti-gun/Anti-2nd Amendment laws passed and/or pending across our country, [the company has] been forced to reconsider how we provide products to state and local agencies.
“Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies,” the announcement continued.
“We realize this effort will have an impact on this firm’s sales,” they admitted.
“LaRue Tactical, manufacturers of firearms and firearm accessories, is one company that will never be accused of being our fair-weather friend,” Grassroots North Carolina advised its members, offering high praise for the company’s actions. “When New York State passed its unconstitutional anti-gun law, LaRue swung into action. In a move reminiscent of Barrett Firearms’ banning of all sales to California law enforcement after California banned .50BMG rifles, LaRue has stated that it will not sell anything to local law enforcement that it can’t sell to you and me.”
Advising that this means LaRue will no longer sell anything ordinary citizens can’t possess to the NYPD, the group identified the three companies that sell them firearms for duty carry, SIG, Smith & Wesson, and Glock, and is urging fellow rights advocates to contact these companies and ask them to adopt the same policy as LaRue.
Click on this link to go to the GRNC website for contact emails and a suggested letter to do just that.
UPDATE: Olympic Arms just posted on their Facebook page that New York can go pound sand.
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