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Barrett Firearms tell California to get stuffed

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Ditchtiger, Oct 22, 2006.

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  1. Ditchtiger

    Ditchtiger Member

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    Anyone else notice Barrett's ad. in American Rifleman? ---- The California Legislature has banned the .50 BMG from the good citizens of the state of California violating their rights and the constitution of our republic. Therefore, Barrett will not sell to or service any California government agencies.
     
  2. River Wraith

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    Sweet. I wish all firearm manufacturers were as supportive.
     
  3. loki.fish

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    Haha. Now that's great. If only the huge manufacturers would do that. That's an ingenious way to give them a little wake up call. Kudos to Barrett for having the guts to do it.
     
  4. Zedicus

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    old news, but still refreshing to see drudged back up!:cool:

    Ronnie Barrett certainly has Earned our business with his No-Compromise Pro RKBA Stance.

    I just got their free Catalog (order on www.barrettrifles.com ) in the mail last week and this combined with the sheer quality of workmanship they offer has made my mind up to buy one of their M468 Rifles:cool: :D
    (would get a M82 if I could afford one)

    (their is also a Pleasant Surprise in the M468 review in the Free magazine they include in the Catalog pack;) )
     
  5. DRMMR02

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    Wouldn't it be great if Glock decided not to see to any amr of the government in CA, MA, and NY :)
     
  6. Autolycus

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    Agree with DRMMR02. If we can get enough people to say they will no longer support Glock until this ban is they stop selling to any state or local government that is not gun friendly we can make some headway. Samething with HK. If the local government bans some of your product for civilian sales than perhaps civilians should not buy any of your product until you start to side with us and allow all your products to be sold.
     
  7. crazed_ss

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    Good point, but Glock and HK are foreign companies. I think they have a different world view. Civilians sales are probably secondary to them.

    I think Springfield Armory has threatened to leave Illinois if they pass a statewide AW Ban.
     
  8. crunker

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    Go Barrett, more firearms mfgrs should follow this example.
     
  9. MachIVshooter

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    I would say support, since most of his firearms are prohibitively expensive. That said, if I was ready to drop $8k, I would look no further than Barrett.

    Not probably, definitely. HK has all but said they don't wish to sell to civilians. Glock, OTOH, is all about $$.
     
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    Mark IV, you can pick up a M468 for about 2 grand, not all Barrett's are 8 grand.
     
  11. Autolycus

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    As of late HK is becoming more civilian friendly. Perhaps we could tell them that we want some support. And we also need to tell Sig the same. Glock should also be informed.
     
  12. Don't Tread On Me

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    After seeing a whole show on TV about Barrett, I must say that they are the ultimate in quality control and attention to detail.

    Each rifle is truly made with great, great care. They are production rifles with true custom attention.


    If I had $8k, I too would get a Barrett. No question about it. This is a true American firearm builder in every sense. Accuracy, quality, dependability, product support, company attitude, and love for liberty.
     
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    I emailed them and asked if it was true (even though I knew it was). I also told them that one of the very first things I will do when I leave California is buy one of their rifles. Probably the M468.

    They replied less than half an hour later.

    I like that company!
     
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    I suggest we keep this boycott of oppressive governments American for the time being. If it's succesful enough then foreign governments will catch.

    What would be effective is a Boston Tea Party of weapons shipped to government entities that are banned to the people. If we can't have some guns, why should they have them?
     
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    Springfield Armory

    I lived eight miles from the Springfield Armory in Geneseo, Illinois when the state was thinking of banning assault weapons. Springfield did threaten to leave, in fact, the state of South Dakota was actively courting them to leave Illinois. Many gun manufactuers in Illinois are within 20 miles of Iowa, including Les Baer, Eagle Arms, ArmaLite and Springfield, all of which threatened to leave the state if an assualt weapons and .50 cal ban was passed.

    Now that I live in Indiana... I don't worry about junk like that very much!
     
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    I've always wished I could afford a Barrett product. I'd buy one just to help him spite ********** some more.
     
  18. tuna

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    Wouldn't it be great if we could not only get other firearms makers to show the same set of cojones as Barret - we need to get ammo makers on board with this.
     
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    Finally, someone grows a big hairy set. Good for them!
     
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    Armalite and Rock River Arms also said they would leave IL if that "assault weapons ban" was passed. Does anyone know whatever became of that bill, by the way?
     
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    We might have a chance with Glock. After all, they told the government to stuff the Smith and Wesson agreement.

    At least that's what I'm told.
     
  22. G36-UK

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    I added a mention on my blog a while back:

    A bit overboard, but I think I got the point across.

    Can someone tell me what this agreement was?
     
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    I wish Glock,Smith and Wesson,Colt,Heckler and Kock,Sig Sauer and Walther,all gave the British government an ultimatum:"If you don't restore target pistol shooting on the UK mainland,then we will not supply your military,police and security forces with weapons-anymore".

    The ridiculous thing is that Webley is starting to make a comeback with their shotgun ranges,but as for their pistols,they are as dead as everyone elses,in the UK.

    Good on Barrett,I wish that more gun manufacturers,had the same attitude.Perhaps they could give an ultimatum,to the UK as well.:)
     
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    A number of manufacturers have refused to play MA's [strike]extortion[/strike] testing game, I know, and so are not featured on MA's "approved" list.
     
  25. spencerhut

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    What would happen if we really could get a letting writing/calling campaign going and got a few firearms manufactures to stop selling to CA period:confused: What would it do to the dealers that are already struggling:confused: Would the CA gun grabbers declare victory and throw a party:confused:

    Frustrated . . .:banghead: :cuss: :eek: :(
     
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