Mayors boycotting gun companies.


February 1, 2013, 09:01 PM
Not sure if its been hit here already. I dont have the facts just heard from somewhere else. If I am wrong please correct me and shut this down and if its been touched on go ahead and close this down also.

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February 1, 2013, 09:02 PM

got the link

February 1, 2013, 09:16 PM
Choosing a service sidearm for police agencies is serious business. Law enforcement procurement officers will be less than pleased to learn that their political overseers seem to want them to go back to revolvers in order to make a point in the gun control debate. In Minneapolis, the deputy chief said “ultimately, it is the chiefs decision what gun is going to be authorized for use by the department,” but the city attorney countered by saying “the city can always set reasonable specifications for the purchases it’s making."

So they would restrick there police to make a point??

February 1, 2013, 09:44 PM
Agreed. So these mayors are fine with endangering police officers lives because of their politics. Seriously. Give them the best tools for their jobs and don't punish them for your stupidity.

February 1, 2013, 09:47 PM
I think that most police unions are not going back to accept revolvers, when
hicap semiautos give them a firepower advantage. This is an officer safety issue. Also, if you consider overpenetration with .357 Magnum loads in a revolver vs. a modern JHP in a nice premium defense loading (either 9mm, .40cal, or 45) it becomes a bystander safety issue as well. Also, there is no magazine release
safety function on a revolver. So for a lot of reasons this is a no-brainer. The unions fought like hell in places like NYC to get away from .38 Spl in revolvers, they would be insane to let this happen.

February 1, 2013, 09:48 PM
Good, more semi-autos for me. Something tells me this won't go over well with the folks actually on the street, as opposed to the mayor sitting in a cushy office.

February 1, 2013, 09:57 PM
LOL...This is a good thing! Let them be vocal, keep stirring up the pot and making headline news. It helps everyone remember who to vote out in the next election.

Speaking of, do we have a thread anywhere with a store of data on the politicians? I know there's the NRA ratings, but it might be good to keep a database of issues/details about these people(I haven't actually looked for one). I know the next time I vote, it's going to be straight pro 2a ticket regardless of any other issues.

February 1, 2013, 10:52 PM
I know it would not make finacial sense, but I would love it if the ammo companies got together and quit selling to certain cities

Prince Yamato
February 1, 2013, 11:22 PM
Let them boycott gun companies. The bulk of their purchases come from civilian sales anyway.

These politicians are completely out of touch with reality.

February 1, 2013, 11:34 PM
The mayors would get their panties in a wad if the boycotted gun companies decided to not service the police department weapons. I think Barrett did that with the L.A. swat and their .50 cal guns.
Might shift some thinking.


February 1, 2013, 11:34 PM
I would guess that most gun companies are not for gun control. So basically their cops won't be able to get sidearms. Dumb idea by the mayors, they will only piss off the police officers having to deal with this

February 1, 2013, 11:43 PM
This is great, let's throw more people out of work. We are not just talking about the gun company itself, but the people that make the packaging, truck drivers, advertising revenue, retail stores that need product to sell, customer service reps, rifle and pistol ranges, ammo mfgs, and their packagers, delivery people, UPS and FFL transfers, holster makers, tack light companys, laser mfgs, grocery stores that the employees of these companies purchase from as well as Walmart and the shirts, pants and toys that are bought for the children of the workers, etc... etc... not to mention the farmers that sell food that feeds them.

These jack a$$es have no ideal that they will ruin the economy and everything that has been built up over the years. Any mayor that want's to ban anything and take our jobs and send them overseas should be run out of office.


Here's a little known fact, but the office of mayor does not need to exist. The legal authority lies in the city council and they can at any time eliminate the office of mayor and just hire a professional city administrator that answers to them. All they do is appoint a council president (from one of the aldermens) to run the city meetings and the office of mayor becomes past history.

February 2, 2013, 12:18 AM
These elitists do not want to take the guns away from each other or the people they employ. They only want to strip them away from everyone they feel is beneath them!

February 2, 2013, 12:39 AM
How about gun companies boycott the mayors?

It would suck for them if when they needed new pistol contracts and all the good companies "do a Barrett on them" by refusing to sell them anything the citizens can't purchase.

I would feel bad for the officers but it would really drive the point home.

February 2, 2013, 12:42 AM
if nyc or any other city decides they want to boycot glock or whom ever, that company has every right and expectation to finish thier service contract with them and walk away.....but..................

we all know that a city p.d. as big as nyc can berate etc...glock and glock will still bid for thier business....

February 2, 2013, 12:44 AM
Why in Heaven's name would any gun company do business with a gov't entity that is, basically, trying to put them out of business?

We, also, need to put pressure on the gun companies. We need to remind them where their profits come from, and we want them, for instance, to only provide the LEOs in NY to mags that only hold 7 rounds. Things like that.

Sorry if the good men/women working as LEOs are caught in the middle. Maybe they should take a united stand as well.

February 2, 2013, 01:05 AM
I'm starting to wonder how it is legal for politicians to boycott American companies (or even non-american companies) over political issues. How do they have the authority to do that?

February 2, 2013, 01:07 AM

I would hate for a LEO to run out of ammo but the term for such should be referred to as "Cuomo'ed".

February 2, 2013, 01:09 AM
Why in Heaven's name would any gun company do business with a gov't entity that is, basically, trying to put them out of business?

its because of this: $$$

nyc: "we hate glock" wink wink
glock: "we hate nyc" wink wink

nyc: "we have to equip our police officers"
glock: "o.k. here ya go".

February 2, 2013, 09:10 PM
We've had our gun companies sells arms to some of the most repressive dictatorships in history, places where there is no private ownership of guns, no free speech, jailing/killing of political dissenters, etc. in some cases even violating U.S. law by paying ""consulting fees" to those in charge of the procurement process. So does anybody think they won't sell to any U.S. city that offers cash money for large volume sales?

February 2, 2013, 09:36 PM
Lol, police forces are 1% of the us gun market.

February 2, 2013, 09:39 PM
They won't even be able to go back to revolvers. They want to boycott any gun maker who doesn't support their gun bans. Who would that be?

Lex Luthier
February 2, 2013, 11:12 PM
Mayor Rybak in Minneapolis has made such a statement.

February 3, 2013, 12:09 AM
Screw them. We should boycott any politician who doesn't respect the constitution for being a traitor and a hypocrite.

Jesse Wales
February 3, 2013, 06:06 AM
I think that Zorro45 touches on the subject about over penatration , and should include the the concern of excessive use of force which may cause litagation , thats why the CHP in Calif, had to stop carrying the 10mm , personall I think if a cop has to use force I think he should have all the force he can handle, and use for the purpose of difusing the situation, questions come up in the past how big of a caliber is best me, or a small thin guy, or a woman , i have always thought that u should shoot the biggest caliber u can shoot well , and accurately , I think cops should have that choice , but we dont need a lot of Dirty Harrys either

February 3, 2013, 07:30 AM
I'm not sure this can pass legal muster. I work in government. I've sat on selection committees. There are very strict laws in place that dictate how we purchase things. RFP's are sent out, criteria are established, and bidders submit proposals. There are very strict guidelines as to what we can and can't exclude a company for, and if we go outside of those the involved companies can (and often do) file suit.

February 3, 2013, 07:53 AM
Hmm, just sitting here wondering how Glock's grip angle is going to work on a revolver platform. And will the revolver cylinder have partially supported chambers? Inquiring minds want to know.

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