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Let's hear it for Barrett !!!... BRAVO!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Topgun, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Topgun

    Topgun member

    In their American Rifleman ad this month, they are carrying the message that due to California's banning of the .50 BMG for citizens, Barrett will no longer sell to or SERVICE guns from any.......GOVERNMENT AGENCY.... in California.

    I wish they made a lot of other stuff so I could buy it to say "thanks" for that statement.

    :) :) :)
  2. boofus

    boofus Guest

    I bought a T-shirt and M82A1 keychain from them. Drives my communist boss crazy :eek:
  3. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    If only more gun makers would do this. :)

    Let the police of California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York do their jobs with sticks and rocks! :cool:
  4. tuna

    tuna member

    Need to get the ammo makers in on this too!

    Barret had the whole letter a couple months ago in the Rifleman stating that they were doing this, and why.

  5. J Miller

    J Miller Well-Known Member

    Most of the LEOs here in IL cary Glocks. A foreign gun that might be made here, but the parent company is in a foreign country that also has very restrictive gun laws.
    As much as I apalud Barrett, if the American gun companies boycotted the state govts with restrictive laws, nothing would change. These states would just go to foreign companies and buy their black guns.

    We citizens, 'er servants of the crown, get screwed no matter what.

  6. Lupinus

    Lupinus Well-Known Member

    If they can go other place's or not this is a great move in the right direction.
  7. orangeninja

    orangeninja Well-Known Member

    I'm glad Barrett did this...they are the best of the big boy rifles....it may not make him popular in Cali and I'm sure more than one cop will be pissed, but hey, you can't have your cake and all that.
  8. boofus

    boofus Guest

    Why would the cops be pissed? All those .50BMG rifles are good for is blowing up nuclear power plants, shooting down planes, and indiscriminately mowing down school children. :rolleyes:
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  9. Topgun

    Topgun member


    When we have finally HAD ENUFF!!

    :what: :D
  10. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Well-Known Member

  11. nfl1990

    nfl1990 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if we should trust policemen with guns, because guns are dangerous, and cause violence, and dead children.

    (I am of course joking but I could see Brady saying this.)
  12. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Once upon a time, Ronnie Barrett's moral integrity was commonplace.
  13. mr_dove

    mr_dove Well-Known Member

    I've never wanted a 50 but this makes me reconsider. Sounds like a great company.
  14. dasmi

    dasmi Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed. Not so much anymore. Makes a guy sad...
  15. garrett1955

    garrett1955 Well-Known Member

    SWEET!! glad to see them stick it to kommyfornia.
  16. Topgun

    Topgun member

    Well, nothing will change until "sad" changes to "mad."

    PEOPLE put the creeps in office. Ignorant people, but people nevertheless.
    Remember, it is YOUR government that has put Social Security in jeopardy and is teaching the younger generation not to expect ANYTHING.

    And YOUR government approved NAFTA, GATT and "Most Favored Nation" status for China.

    And PEOPLE will still support WalMart and its Chinese junk because they have been TAUGHT (starting with Satan Reagan) that "globalism" and tax breaks for corporations are ...GOOD...for American workers. As an example, how many times have you heard that it is YOUR responsibility to become all that you can be? And then see another "trade agreement" approved.

    All lies. As are all the lies about .50 BMG criminal usage.
  17. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    What Barrett is doing is great, but as far as for not selling to any government agency in California, it isn't like Barrett has a lot of government contracts there. The big money is with the military contracts and the US military in California will get all the Barretts they want.

    It isn't the same thing as when Glock, Sig, Beretta, or S&W gets a contract from a large department for 5,000, 10,000, or 20,000 guns. LAPD might have, what, 2 or 3 Barretts?

    So what will all those California agencies do to get Barretts? Simple, they will pay a little more and order them through a 3rd party vendor. They can get all the parts they want the same way.

    I understand the sentiment that Barrett is sticking it to California, but keep in mind that the people that might be most hurt by his political efforts won't be the politicians who came up with the stupid notions of banning the guns, but the officers who would be deployed with the Barretts and the officers they support. The people Barrett is sticking it to are not the ones who need and use the guns.
  18. Technosavant

    Technosavant Well-Known Member

    It will be the people who created, nurtured, and took joy in a hoplophobic culture. I have sympathy for them if they suffer, but had they taken more care at the ballot box, CA wouldn't be the cesspool of Constitutional disobedience it has become.

    Besides, let the police use Remington 700s in .308. If they wanted Barrett .50BMGs that badly, they would not have been primary advocates for their banning. If weapons themselves are that dangerous, we should not allow even the police to possess them.

    boofus- I looked on Barrett's website for the keychain, but only found a tie tack. Where did you get that keychain?
  19. PromptCritical

    PromptCritical Well-Known Member

    Exactly. The .gov of California screwed him with the full support of the law enforcement brass. Too bad Colt didn't do the same to the fed.gov in '86. That wold have been interesting.
  20. Hawkmoon

    Hawkmoon Well-Known Member

    Old news.

    VERY old news.

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