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  • Firearms manufacturer ends sales to New York in wake of new gun law.

    In response to the passage of New York's sweeping new gun law, a Washington state-based firearms manufacturer has decided to stop selling their products in the Empire State.

    Olympic Arms, a manufacturer of semiautomatic rifles and AR-15-style firearms, announced Tuesday it will no longer be doing business in New York as a result of the state's new ban on assault-style weapons, according to the Times Union.

    The company explained its decision in a post on its Facebook page: "Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines. We feel as though the passage of this legislation exceeds the authority granted to the government of New York by its citizens, and violates the Constitution of the United States."

    New York Gov. Cuomo last month signed into law tough legislation aimed at strengthening state laws on assault weapons, gun-magazine capacity and reporting potential harmful behavior. Though the law allows law enforcement agencies to purchase assault-style weapons, Olympic says it will no longer serve the state's first responders.

    "It didn't make sense that citizens can't have what police departments have," Brian Schuetz, Olympic's president and co-owner, told the Times Union.

    The law also restricts ammunition magazines from 10 to seven bullets and current owners of higher-capacity magazines have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.

    The family-run company's decision to pull out of New York will likely have little impact on police departments, John Grebert, the Executive Director of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, told the paper.

    Still, news of the withdrawal triggered a public outcry on social media. Olympic's Facebook post announcing the decision had over 7,500 "likes" as of Saturday afternoon.

    Schuetz told the Times Union he was surprised at the level of attention the announcement has received from the media and online.


    Pack up your marbles and go home!!




    “True unalienable rights do not require one to trample other unalienable rights.”
    ―J.S.B. Morse

  • #2

    A few other companies have enacted similar policies. Most of them are small and have little impact on law enforcement agencies, so I guess it's just a political statement.

    It's very likely that all or parts of the New York laws will be overturned by the supreme court, anyway.


  • #3

    It's good to see a company standing up for what it believes in!


    • Graeca
      Graeca commented
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      Hoddy wrote:

      It's good to see a company standing up for what it believes in!


      Selling guns and ammo, and that's it...it's a business, block-head.

    • yanktar
      yanktar commented
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      Hoddy wrote:

      It's good to see a company standing up for what it believes in!

      So does Chick-fil-a, Papa John's Pizza and WalMart.

      Doesn't mean what they stand for isn't immoral and unethical, does it?

  • #4
    ^ this
    "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH


    • Fred Fartboski
      Fred Fartboski commented
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      lol @ Hoddy's whinefest in this thread.