Monday, February 11, 2013

If it’s illegal for us, don’t sell it to police!

 Via No Lawyers, Only guns and Money blog: LaRue Tactical stands up for your rights!
LaRue Tactical of Leander, TX is well known for both their tactical accessories and their highly accurate AR-style rifles. On Friday, Mark LaRue, the owner and president, issued a notice stating his company would limit their sales to state and local law enforcement agencies to what the citizen of that state or locality was permitted to own or possess. In other words, if, for example, the residents of California or New York are limited in what they may possess due to "assault weapons bans", then sales to the LAPD or NYPD will be limited to that as well.

Grass Roots North Carolina is starting a campaign to get other companies on board with this. Their position with which I agree is that the "Only Ones" should not be allowed to have special weapons that are forbidden to the average citizen by state or local law.
Copy and paste this email, and send to these sales managers:,,,,,

subject: If it’s illegal for us, don’t sell it to police!
Dear Law Enforcement Sales Manager,

Recently New York rushed an ill-advised and unconstitutional law infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Other states are poised to write similar laws. I urge you to follow the lead of LaRue Tactical which has adopted this policy: If it can’t be sold to law-abiding citizens, it won’t be sold to state and local police agencies either.

There are 800,000 sworn police officers in the entire United States. The FBI reports a total of 2,495,440 NICS checks, and thus firearms sales, in January alone. Police sales are not your major business. It’s time for firearm manufacturers to send a clear message that you will not participate in the slow erosion of our Second Amendment rights.
(NICS numbers Source

Some people may be opposed to this action.  Some may accuse supporters of hating the police, or being anarchists.  That is not what is happening here.  That is not what this is about.  This post is about destroying the concept of "one law for us, another for them," which is all too prevalent in our country, and has "public servants" thinking they are our betters.

Read this quote I first saw on the Smallest Minority blog:
The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them. 
This does not really only apply to the left. It applies to anyone who thinks the police are inherently more trustworthy than non-police, which just isn't true. We're all people. You, me and the police. Let me say that again. The police are people. They are subject to all of the same stresses in their daily lives, and in many cases more, than everyone else. They intake the same chemicals. The drive in the same traffic. They pay their mortgages. If every civilian is a criminal waiting to happen, that applies to police officers as well.

That is why there cannot be one law for us and another for them. There simply is no magic fairy dust.

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