Easier said than done

I really like what Ronnie Barrett has to say here:

Be aware there are more companies that will respect this position. If Hawaii or any state bans the sale of the .50-caliber rifle, we will immediately stop the sale and service of all Barrett products to that state’s government agencies. We will also welcome all small arms manufacturers to take the same action.

He already stopped sales to California as did STI.

I did a similar thing with my restrictions on Modern Ballistics. But I have no way to enforce this when the downloads are free and essentially anonymous. Plus I have only received a couple hundred dollars for all the hundreds of downloads and usage of the product over the years. Any income I lose from adhering to my principles is measured in pennies.

While I greatly admire and encourage the Barrett and STI actions it is not my pocket book that suffers from this. I know other manufactures that simply cannot afford to refuse sales to California because of the volume of business they would lose.

2 thoughts on “Easier said than done

  1. California, Texas and Florida. If you’re selling nationally those are your three biggest state markets–yes, even guns. Standing up for The American Principles of Liberty is costing Barrett and STI.

  2. “I know other manufactures that simply cannot afford to refuse sales to California because of the volume of business they would lose.”

    I actually think any company that isn’t doing the same as Barrett and STI is just being short sighted. Once an anti-gun law gets passed in someplace like California or New Jersey, it’s much easier to get that same law to spread nationwide. Future nationwide bans on guns will cost these companies far more in the future than they would lose from taking a stand now.

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