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Dana Safety Supply Stops Selling Semi Auto Rifles to Civilians So Sheriff Pulls out

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Carpedium, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Carpedium

    Carpedium New Member


  2. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Active Member

    Good for Sheriff Berry!!!!!!

    I like it when LEOs do something positive to stand by the civilians whom they're sworn to protect. I've always respected police for their willingness to do a job that involves a great deal of really unpleasant nonsense -- to say nothing of the dangers involved.

    As for the store, I hope they get smart real soon. I would urge everyone in their vicinity to search elsewhere -- even if it's a Wal Mart or other big box store.
    Semiauto rifles have been around 100 years.
    The brouhaha over guns is getting absurd. Police asked to leave at a Denny's....proposed bans that do nothing.... now this.
  3. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Active Member

    That's ridiculous.

    I would point out however that your title says not selling to civilians when in fact they are still selling to law enforcement which is still civilian.
  4. Skribs

    Skribs New Member

    Ryanxia, in terms of firearms, there's military, LEO, and civilian sales. Some things are open to LEO that aren't to civilians.

    Companies that do this make me sick, and I'm glad for this sheriff. I think its hilarious when a company neuters itself by limited the scope of potential customers on purpose.
  5. cane

    cane New Member

    Just to clarify terms, remember dictionary's? My Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary defines "Civilian" as one not on active duty in a military, police, or fire fighting force.
  6. TenDriver

    TenDriver New Member

    Just posted a message on their Facebook page. I'm not the only one either.
  7. twofifty

    twofifty New Member

    Cane I'll certainly agree that dictionaries are useful. Look up how the letter s pluralizes a word without preceding it with an apostrophe.
  8. psyopspec

    psyopspec New Member

    Can you provide some examples? I hadn't given this much thought, but I'm racking my brain and unable to come up with anything.
  9. Fryerpower

    Fryerpower New Member

    Magazines over 10 rounds during the 1994 AWB for starters.

  10. Deus Machina

    Deus Machina Active Member

    In some states LEOs can buy a taser where a normal citizen can't, can buy stronger pepper spray and, of course, the agencies can buy fully automatic weapons.
  11. Kristensdaddy

    Kristensdaddy New Member

    Sheriff Berry is in my neighboring county. Strait up good guy. I wish I lived where I could vote for him.
  12. Skribs

    Skribs New Member

    Psyopspec, there is the obvious NFA that most companies advertise specifically to LEO/military. Go to the page of some brands that makes a lot of military weapons (HK and FN, for example) and you'll find the "civilian" section and the "military/LEO" section. Keep in mind that civilians can't legally buy a SMG/assault rifle made after 1986, so maybe that's not the fault of the manufacturer. Smaller companies will have the NFA items available with "standard NFA restrictions apply".

    To further the issue, try to buy a NIB FNS with no manual safety as a civilian. I recall that one user on (may have been this) forum sent a letter/email asking why that model was not available to civilians, and it basically boiled down to "because you suck, and we hate you." I know it's an HK meme, but I had to use it for FN. They basically said civilians can't be trusted without a safety, but that it's low profile so if you don't want to use it you don't have to.

    I know it's a small example, but it is an example of a company (and a major company at that) refusing to sell a certain model of weapon to civilians even though it is completely legal. Of course, it means that instead of getting a FNS with no manual safety, I bought a M&P with no manual safety, so that's FN's loss.
  13. wannabeagunsmith

    wannabeagunsmith New Member

    If it comes down to it, we will rally behind LEO's such as him *if* the UN comes for us....
  14. JustinJ

    JustinJ New Member

    And that's why gun owners are so commonly seen as paranoid.
  15. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    can someone tell me whats with all the hullabaloo over "semi-automatic" weapons currently?

    is it because the CT shooter used a semi-automatic firearm? hell, just about every shooting for the last century has been a semi-auto, why is it just now everyone got their knickers in a bunch?
  16. Fryerpower

    Fryerpower New Member

    How does that old saying go?
    "Just because I am paranoid does not mean they are not out to get me!"
  17. jakk280rem

    jakk280rem Active Member

    Is it possible this may be a little less caustic than it seems? Is it possible DSS suspended sales to civilians to ensure an adequate supply of duty rifles to an incoming class of LEO's? I mean that literally, I don't know, the letter doesn't give many details. Could DSS be running so low on patrol quality rifles and gear that it has suspended sales in order to preserve stock on hand in order to provide public safety officers a chance to buy one?
  18. Skribs

    Skribs New Member

    It's possible, however unlikely Jakk. If it were to conserve the existing stock for LEO, they should have mentioned it was due to the fact that they have a limitted supply they need to ration to police. Without mentioning that fact, it makes it look like they're joining the ranks of companies that are jumping on the "reasonable" bandwagon. Whether intentional or PR blunder, it looks bad for the company and I would be behind the Sheriff 100% if I lived there.
  19. JustinJ

    JustinJ New Member

    Actually, if people were actually out to get you then you wouldn't be definition be paranoid.

    But no, the UN is not out to get us.
  20. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon New Member

    I would be making my feelings know on the face book pages of every business they own.

    Most businesses have a YELP page as well where you can rate the business and write a review.
    Makes sense to give other people the heads up.

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