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Glock Spokesman Resigns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Guntalk, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. Guntalk

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    I just got a call from a reliable source that said Paul Jannuzzo, the Glock spokesman who appeared on "60 Minutes," has resigned.

    Jannuzzo was scheduled to be a guest on Gun Talk Radio last Sunday, but cancelled because he was in a meeting with Gaston Glock. He was scheduled to be on the show this coming Sunday.

    When I called his direct line this afternoon, there was no answer. Within 10 minutes of that call, I got a call from another firearm industry insider who said he had solid information that Jannuzzo has resigned.

    I have no other details at this time.
     
  2. Gewehr98

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    Perhaps Gaston himself...

    Gave Jannuzzo the option of either being fired or resigning? ;)
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see more heads roll. Glock has experienced some negative press in the last few months. Suddenly (IMHO), they need a PR makeover :)
     
  4. AZTOY

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    But if you kill the messenger, does that make him less of an errand-boy?

    Truth is likely that Glock needed a fall guy.

    For the truly cynical (possibly me) this may be high theatre, with Januzzo and/or Gaston Glock orchestrating everything to both "test the waters" and make themselves out to be white knights who sacrificed one of their own when he strayed from the fold. Januzzo will either take a public sector job, or work as a lobbyist (probably for the NRA, since they're good at waffling).
     
  6. larry_minn

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    Sounds like a good start. BUT they need to advertise that he went (off script) in his statements and that Glock does NOT support this huge waste of time/money. Until then No new Glocks for me,
     
  7. Guntalk

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    Jannuzzo is a lawyer. He has been very involved in defending Glock and the firearms industry from the lawsuits filed by various cities.

    His recent comments left a lot of gun industry people shaking their heads in wonder, because Paul has been considered very sharp, and one of the really good guys.

    I would not be surprised to see him appear somewhere else in the firearms world.
     
  8. Schuey2002

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    It's about time!!:fire:
     
  9. SoDFW Jason

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    Talk about steppin' on your weenie :neener:
     
  10. MitchSchaft

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    That doesn't change anything. They need to renounce what he's stated about the whole BF issue and let us know that they will never be involved with any type of infringement as such.
     
  11. Soap

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    Thank God that one apparently anti-gun gun company has the cajones to let the heads roll.
     
  12. blades67

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    He didn't step on it, he put on his extra large golf shoes an danced on it.:what: :evil:
     
  13. larryw

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    I think Jannuzzo's comments on 60 Minutes were Gaston's position and he quit because he was sick of taking the heat for someone else's words. As has been stated, he's a successful lawyer with a long history of pro-gun rights activism. Why the sudden reversal if it wasn't dictated to him?

    Think about it: do you really think Jannuzzo and Gaston didn't have a long talk to discuss what exactly was Glock's corporate position prior to the 60 Minutes interview? Ballistic fingerprinting means more funding for police and other LE agencies. More funding in these arenas means more sales for Glock.

    My guess is we'll hear from Jannuzzo shortly, however, this time as a private citizen.
     
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    This doesn't change ANYTHING for me, even if it is true.

    While Januzzo is an individual, he is still on the record as a spokesman for the Glock Corporation.

    Until the Glock Corporation quits pussyfooting around the issue of their stance on both BF and whether or not they keep a record of fired casings, all future Glock purchases for me stay on hold.

    -SS
     
  15. Sactown

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    I think Januzzo was just the mouthpiece. I wanna see Glock refute the BF issue. I think they just killed the messanger.
     
  16. John Forsyth

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    I think larryw may be very close to the mark. I think the situation is going to get a lot more interesting in the very near future.
     
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    I happen to think that until it is confirmed officially by Glock, Januzzo is still on the payroll.

    Irrespective of the alleged firing/resignation, I find all of this "corporate courage" talk bemusing. If in fact Januzzo has walked the plank or even if was pushed off, he is hardly the source of the brainrot at Glock Inc.

    I would be SHOCKED:what: if it is reality that Januzzo singlehandedly wedded Glock's American fortunes to a BF scheme in partnership with the ATF and FBI. That kind of a deal has the scent of Austria all over it and such a decision would be too big to be left to the execs at the Smyrna subsidiary to make all on their lonesomes in what is by far the most lucrative firearms market in the world.

    Glock's miscalcualtions to not begin and end with Januzzo, no matter how much Glock would have everyone believe that, if the Januzzo rumor is true. If there was in fact a parting of ways, it will have come with sufficient hush money so that Januzzo's official release from employment will be because he decided to "pursue other opportunities," and has nothing at all to do with the courage or foresight of Glock Inc. :banghead:
     
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    I think they got the hint, don't you? Thousands of phone calls and faxes from all of us , I'm sure had a role in the decision to can him.
    "He's a fall guy." So what. He's paid the big bucks to put his head on the chopping block if need be. Glock's policy will change now, or they know more of the same will surely follow.
     
  19. MitchSchaft

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    No. You don't change somebody's morals/values with a few phone calls.
     
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    S&W got the hint real quick, phone calls, followed by a empty wallet when people quit buying. I think they know they messed up. Jammed phones lines was their first indication.
    Did you call or fax Glock and let them know what you thought?
     
  21. MitchSchaft

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    S&W's deal is still in place. They didn't get the idea either. New owners or not.
     
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    Well you certainly can change a companies outlook when your consumer base starts calling you and saying they won't buy anymore of your products, you hit them right in the old pocket book.

    I don't know of any gun manufacturer with a more fantatical fan base than glock and these hardcore fans were saying I won't buy anymore of your products and the company rightly so took care of the mouthpiece that caused the problem.
     
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    Did you phone or fax Glock on what you thought about Jannuzzo comments?
     
  24. M58

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    Shell game...:p
     
  25. MitchSchaft

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    No, I emailed 'em.
     
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