Buttle's World

16 October, 2007

Time for the Invisible Hand to become a Fist

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 12:58

Maybe I’m just one little guy with one little blog. But I’m going to try to get this idea spread to the major gun organizations: NRA, GOA, and SAF.

This is a call for help from inside California to freedom lovers everywhere.

Background:

Governer Schwarzenkennedy just signed the so-called microstamping bill. This requires that new semi-automatic firearms sold in California starting in 2010 have microstamping technology which puts a unique serial number on the shell casing as it is fired. The trouble is that the technology doesn’t exist, meaning by 2010 you won’t be able to get a semi-automatic in this state.

Every firearms and ammunition manufacturer in the country needs to stop selling to California today. This especially means to California law enforcement.

Action items for every gun owner and shooter in the whole country:

1) Ask the following question at the gun shop:

Does the manufacturer of this gun/ammo sell to anybody in the state of California?

If the answer is positive, your reply has to be, “please show me a different brand, and tell them I won’t buy theirs until they stop”. If that means you leave the shop empty handed, so be it.

2) Contact the major manufacturers letting them know, politely, exactly why they should be following Ronnie Barrett’s example. Let them know that we’re on their side. If this sort of idiotic anti-freedom legislation rolls out to the rest of the country they’ll lose their entire market permanently. They know even better than we that microstamping is science fiction.

When every police department in the state starts running out of guns and ammo, maybe the littlebrains in Sacramento will get a clue. And the lethargic California gun owners who aren’t yet active will have to get busy being squeaky wheels.

This microstamping bill is as close to a ban as you can get without being one. Now is the time to act.

Here are contact links for Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Taurus, Sig Sauer, Heckler & Koch, Mossberg, Para-Ordnance , Wilson Combat.

Got another or better contact link? Please leave a comment.

Update:

Judging by some email I’ve gotten, I didn’t make it clear enough that I mean for this to be an ammo boycott also. If ammo suppliers think they’ll lose all their national civilian ammo sales because they’re
selling to California law enforcement, they might be willing to put on the brakes. And the sooner the cops in California run out of ammo, the sooner the heavyweight lobbyists will kick democrat (and RINO) patootie in Sacramento.

20 Comments »

  1. It’s too late for this. You already lost. Time to move on and gear up for the next battle.

    Comment by Jacob — 16 October, 2007 @ 13:14

  2. We have until 2010. Unless the state economy implodes before then, which thing also seems to be the goal of Sacramento.

    Comment by buttle — 16 October, 2007 @ 13:23

  3. Nice idea, and I applaud Ronnie Barrett for his stance, but I very much doubt that sufficient manufacturers will get it together to make such a ban work. California Law Enforcement is too big a market and shareholders demand profit.

    If all us Cali gun owners voted for gun-friendly politicians, it wouldn’t be a problem. But, too many of us say “There’s no point in me voting,” or “Guns aren’t the only issue, I’m voting ‘women’s choice’” But, issues like “woman’s choice” will still be around in ten years. Your guns might not be.

    Comment by John — 16 October, 2007 @ 14:45

  4. IF the police departments can’t buy guns and ammo they will just amend the bill to exclude Police from this requirement. It may not be to late to have this repealed or struck down in court if voters make it clear to elected people that they will be unemployed soon if they don’t change this….

    Comment by Mike — 16 October, 2007 @ 15:42

  5. I, LIKE MOST PEOPLE, AM SICK TO DEATH OF BEING
    CONTROLLED BY GOVERNMENT. THIS GUN CONTROL ISSUE
    IS ONLY ONE OF MANY THINGS THEY ARE LATCHING ONTO
    IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL US. WE NEED TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. INSTEAD OF
    IT BEING THE GOVERNMENT – OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE, IT HAS CHANGED TO -
    THE PEOPLE – OF THE GOVERNMENT, BY THE GOVERNMENT,
    AND FOR THE GOVERNMENT. AND WE HAVE JUST SAT AROUNT LETTING THIS HAPPEN TO US. WE NEED TO
    ORGANIZE AND LET OUR STRENGTHS BE KNOWN. WE NEED
    TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE
    WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO US.

    Comment by Charles Miller — 16 October, 2007 @ 20:52

  6. Well, maybe we should get off our rumps and consider voting for Ron Paul for president in the primary.

    And, yes, I’m tired of people who blather on about “a woman’s right to choose” or whatever and then complain about the gun laws. It’s time to grow up.

    If I hear one more idiot rant about the “need” for abortions for rape victims and express horror at the idea that women be allowed to defend themselves with firearms I will personally upchuck.

    If all the firearms owners in the country registered as Republicans and voted for Ron Paul we could: 1) get him elected; 2) make the message loud and clear to everyone that we have had enough government meddling in our lives.

    Comment by Nadja — 17 October, 2007 @ 1:39

  7. Mike,

    The idea is to stop the sales of firearms and ammunitions to the police in the state of California. Every nasty gun law in this state has an exemption for the police; some of these exemptions include giving the police “special rights” in their private lives.

    There is no intention whatsoever to require microstamping of police firearms in this state; the law specifically excludes police.

    Comment by Nadja — 17 October, 2007 @ 1:42

  8. It’s not about the 2nd amendment. It’s about the plain language of the Bill of Rights which includes the 2nd Amendment. If one can be discarded then none mean a thing.

    Comment by DANEgerus — 17 October, 2007 @ 14:52

  9. Wouldn’t you be able to just buy a gun in AZ, and bring it home? Or does the law make that a crime as well?

    Comment by jb — 17 October, 2007 @ 14:57

  10. > Wouldn’t you be able to just buy a gun in AZ, and bring it home?

    That has been illegal under federal law for decades. (I forget if it was part of GCA 64 or GCA68, as in 1964.) CA law also forbids it.

    Comment by Andy Freeman — 17 October, 2007 @ 15:04

  11. Assault weapons have gotten a lot of bad press lately, but they’re manufactured for a reason: to take out today’s modern super animals, such as the flying squirrel, and the electric eel.

    Comment by Joey Joe Joe — 17 October, 2007 @ 15:10

  12. Excellent Idea. I’ve put a short comment with a link on my blog, and you should find a way to let Oleg Volk know. His site gets tremendous traffic from the pro 2A crowd.

    Comment by Tom — 17 October, 2007 @ 15:12

  13. > That has been illegal under federal law for decades. (I forget if it was part of GCA 64 or GCA68, as in 1964.) CA law also forbids it.

    Pity, that. I’m glad AZ is still slightly free. We’ll be right behind CA, I’m sure.

    Comment by jb — 17 October, 2007 @ 15:20

  14. This is a request that would put the manufacuters in violation of law. If you sell in this country, you can not legally deny anybody a sale. Manufacturers resistance will have to be more subtle, such as not giving the state any discounts.

    Comment by James Bailey — 17 October, 2007 @ 15:48

  15. This is a precedent which will be used by other states, if not the feds, soon.

    Doesn’t AAAnold consider himself a Republican Conservative…maybe you could get him on the stringent laws California has on truth in labeling. Oh, wait, Bush calls himself a conservative too.

    Comment by Jesse Cole — 17 October, 2007 @ 16:30

  16. If you sell in this country, you can not legally deny anybody a sale.

    Okay, I’m not a lawyer. I don’t even play one on TV. That being said, I have my doubts about this statement.

    Let’s look at the insurance industry. The insurance industry is regulated on a state by state basis. Since laws vary state to state, some insurance companies will refuse to do business in those states. For instance, most auto insurance companies refuse to do business in NJ. The health insurance providers I have to choose from in, say, Kansas, are different from the providers I have to choose from in NJ.

    Notwithstanding the fact that the insurance industry operates outside the parameters of the above statement, it seems to be that if an individual state regulates a certain industry, that industry should have the right to choose not to do business in that state.

    I would think a universal guns and ammo ban on California would work. That is if you could get all the suppliers to agree.

    Cheers,
    Chris

    Comment by Christopher Love — 17 October, 2007 @ 16:31

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  18. This angers me… this is going to feul the underground weapons market if they put a ban on it.

    Comment by Hi5 Codes — 18 October, 2007 @ 8:42

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  20. One word – Wait!

    Let’s wait to see if the Supreme Court will take up the case of Parker v. D.C. before we start advocating a sales ban. Let’s see what SCOTUS says is protected and if the 2nd Amdendment is a fundamental right. I am hopeful that the court will find that it a fundamental, as well as individual right. We may find that the court issues a great landmark ruling. Or it may be less than perfect, but still provide the legal framework to challenge many state laws. A decision by the court even as late as June could seriously impact the upcoming election when candidates are asked their views on the decision.

    Comment by Bill — 13 November, 2007 @ 13:47


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