Jon's suggestion makes sound business sence and I can give a historical example...
Durring WWII most all factory production was geared toward fueling the arsenal of Democracy.
The two major motorcycle manufacturers were Indian and Harley but only 1 survived to post war years.
Indian at the time had what most considered to bs the superior product but they droped dealer support durring war effort to feed the army motorcycles. Harley was also busy filling military orders but ALSO kept there dealers stocked with accessories and a handfull of bikes.
Post war saw returning vets, many who were introduced to bikes in the service snatching up surplus Army bikes and the Harley Dealers were there to service them. We all know how this story ends and the gun industry is no different.
Innovation has never been driven by Government contracts. It's always been a result of competition for the civilian market.
Being in construction, I know a few things about Government contracts and their financial penalties for failure so canceling active contracts is not going to happen...BUT an industry wide notice to the Government that no future orders would be accepted until civilian demand had been met COULD be done and WOULD put an end to this argument.
It all goes back to the "Goose and Gander" philosophy and manufacturers KNOW where there bread is buttered. Gov contracts can be nice BUT companies live or die by the choices of the American consumer, not the American Government...PERIOD
We can aid this notion by putting manufacturers on notice that WE will choose to do business with firms that fill our demand FIRST.
Originally Posted by JonM
Firearms and ammunition and accessory makers should halt all firearms sales ammunition sales and accessory sales to all government agencies state federal and city until all civilian demand for ammo firearms and accessories have been met and no threat of government banning is present.
Since we the people own the governmemt we the people should get first dibs on all production. This includes sales to supply military units.