Originally Posted by Jagermeister
I hear and respect what you are all saying on this thread. I am proud of the US companies boycott. There is a few problems with large companies boycotting certain agencies. The biggest being they have contracts. Money has already been transferred and obligations to be honored. Court costs would be sky high, and we are asking people to not keep their word and obligations. I have a feeling S&W would change their mind if tyranny is the rule of the land (ok...if it gets worse). Plus, I do not know if we should punish the LEOs for decisions that suits make. They have families who want insurance that their love ones have the best equipment out there. As far as foreign companies, there is more then a contract. The major gun companies in Europe make weapons of war. They have to be neutral, because some of their buyers are way worse then NY or Colorado. It has been this way since the sword market was created. It is the mindset for many, many centuries. Hell, They will sell to both sides. Barretta is the oldest gun company in Europe by the way.
Oh, if we boycott gun companies and cut up our weapons, aren't we benefitting the anti-gunners? This is what they want. This is my suggestion:
If you want to make a difference in this battle, then vote these bastards out of office. Make them regret their treasonous acts on our constitution. Let future politicians see what happens when you **** with our rights.
The unfortunate reality for Rank and File Officers is that "supposedly" they do not support gun control... HOWEVER they stand meekly behind there Chiefs and there big city Mayors who do.
They allow themselves to be used as props because it's easier than "bucking the system" and risking retaliation by speaking there mind.
I agree, it's a crappy position they find themselves in but the fact IS... much of the public sentiment on gun control hinges on peoples emotional response to the plea's of Police Officers.
I can think of no more effective way of convincing them... "or better yet"... there Unions... to step up and engage in the argument than to DENY them the same tools we are being banned from possessing.
LEO's are not being asked to secure a beach head or invade Faluja! If government sees no need for me to own a particular defensive product... then there is NO justification for the Police to have it either.
This all comes back to the Notion of "Goose and Gander". We hold keepers in check by taking action that "checks" there actions... Not by capitulating because some poor Cop might find himself outgunned.
Far worse for ME to find myself outgunned... after all, I'm not the guy drawing a paycheck to deal with the scum...