Firearms Manufacturers Refuse to Sell to Government: How Citizens Defend 2nd Amendment

Seven firearm makers have announced they will not sell their products to city or state governments who do not protect the Second Amendment. What happens when the Feds order for non-military needs? Or maybe these companies do not supply the Feds. I don’t know. But what would the Feds do if they were turned down? Don’t miss the story about the Heller Commemorative Rifle below.

Dick Heller with the Heller Signature Gold Rifle

Dick Heller with the Heller Signature Gold Rifle


Barrett Firearms set the bar back in September 2012 in defiance of California’s “rabidly anti-gun legislature.” The full statement is strong. I hope you will read it all here.

Barrett cannot legally sell any of its products to lawbreakers. Therefore, since California’s passing of AB50, the state is not in compliance with the US Constitution’s 2nd and 14th Amendments, and we will not sell nor service any of our products to any government agency of the State of California…

Barrett was founded in 1982 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. They manufacture firearms and ammunition and originally planned to build semi-automatic rifles to use the 12.7x99mm NATO (.50 BMG) ammo, then used in the M2 Browning machine guns. Currently Barrett produces sniper rifes, assault rifles, machine guns, optics and ammunition.

Olympic Arms, Inc  (snippet):

Due the passing of this legislation, Olympic Arms would like to announce that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee of such an entity – will no longer be served as customers.

In short, Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York – henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.

Olympic Arms manufactures the AR-15 and M16 rifles, carbines and pistols; the Colt 1911 (M1911) series 70 style pistols.

LaRue Tactical (snippet):

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.

In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess…

* * This policy does not apply to Military / Federal Agencies * *

LaRue opened in 1980. They make the OBR 7.62, OBR 5.56, the Costa Edition 5.56, PredatOBR 7.62, PredatOBR 5.56, PredatAR 7.62 and PredatAR 5.56 rifles.

ExtremeFirePower (snippet):

The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms. Law-enforcement agencies are typically exempt from these restrictions. EFI, LLC does not recognize law-enforcement exemptions to local, state, and federal gun control laws. If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.

EFI, LLC has registered with the DoJ CFLC program and we will sell any product that we legally can to the public.  We will not, under any circumstances, sell any of our products to law-enforcement or state agencies until the California legislature repeals the gun control laws that have been enacted, as these entities have lobbied in favor of statewide gun bans.

EFI, LLC will not sell anything to the following local government agencies until their firearm and/or magazine restrictions have been repealed:
City of Chicago, Illinois
New York State
Washington, DC

All products that we manufacture are available to our military customers.

ExtremeFirePower manufacturers the Heller Commemorative Rifle, in honor of Dick Anthony Heller, who sued the District of Columbia for his Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and won. Here’s the rest of the story:

Afterward, the Washington DC City Council amended the city’s firearm regulations. The new regulations:
– continue the ban on all semi-automatic rifles,
– ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition,
– ban handguns that are not listed on California’s Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale, and
– ban handguns manufactured after January 1, 2011 that do not have microstamping technology.

Heller II, filed in March, 2009, is challenging these onerous and blatantly unconstitutional restrictions. The Bill of Rights Foundation and The Heller Foundation are soliciting funds to help defray the costs of these cases. Even if you don’t purchase one of our products, please make a donation to one of these fine organizations.

ExtremeFirePower also manufacturers the Precision Strike, the Rapid Strike, and the Ultra-Quiet Silent Strike.

Templar Custom (snippet):

A plain, common-sense reading of the recent Heller decision also shows that the NY SAFE Act is also a blatant and purposefully affront to the Second Amendment of the United States, and is clearly not a constitutional law.

We cannot legally sell rifles to New Yorkers as private citizens.

We will not sell arms to agents of the state of New York that hold themselves to be “more equal” than their citizens.

As long as the legislators of New York think they have the power to limit the rights of their citizens, in defiance of the Constitution, we at Templar will not sell them firearms to enforce their edicts.

Templar Custom is announcing that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee will no longer be served as customers.

We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. Before the law and before their creator, all people are equal. When the political class attempts to set itself above the people, we at Templar Custom will always side with the people.

Templar Custom opened in 2008 in Apex, North Carolina. They manufacture The Templar Custom “Multi-cCaliber Weapons System (MCWS)

York Arms:

Based on the recent legislation in New York, we are prohibited from selling rifles and receivers to residents of New York. We have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York. As a result we have halted sales of rifles, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, machine guns, and silencers to New York governmental agencies.

For “civilian” customers residing in New York:
At your choice, we will:

  • complete your order and ship to a dealer of your choice outside of NY
  • refund your payment in full
  • hold your items here for up to 6 months, at no charge – if you are in the process of leaving NY and taking residence in another state.

For LE/Govt customers in New York:

  • Your orders have been cancelled.

York Arms manufacturers custom firearms. See examples here.

 Cheaper Than Dirt:

It has been and will continue to be Cheaper Than Dirt’s policy to not to sell prohibited items to government agencies and/or agents in states, counties, cities, and municipalities that have enacted restrictive gun control laws against their citizens. We support and encourage other companies that share in this policy.

Cheaper than Dirt had to suspend sales after Newtown when they were overwhelmed with orders. They resumed business on January 8, 2013. The sell handguns, rifles, shotguns and “tactical.”  See also their menu for Remington, GLOCK, S&W, Mossberg, Bushmaster, Taurus, Ruger, Colt, DPMS, and more..


Second Amendment activist groups Guns Save Life and Grass Roots North Carolina are currently urging big gun manufacturers Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson, and Glock to halt their sales to government agencies within states that have clamped down on their residents’ right to bear arms.

New York State gun owners are saying they will not register their legally owned guns when the deadline rolls around in 2014:

Leaders of some of the state’s 300 gun clubs, gun dealers and Second Amendment organizations are organizing the boycott — and the heaviest interest is in Suffolk County, the Capital District and the Buffalo region, sources said.

The organizers point to a little-known guarantee of gun ownership contained in New York’s own “Civil Rights Law,” which was ratified the same year as the Constitution .

The state statute says the right to keep and bear arms “cannot be infringed” — stronger than the Second Amendment, which says it “shall not be infringed.’’

When that deadline does roll around, here is what may happen:

“I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state. American Shooters Supply, Brian Olesen, President, January 21, 2012:

Read more at Freedom’s Outpost.