Quote of the day—Brian Schuetz

Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York – henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.

Brian Schuetz
President
Olympic Arms, Inc.
February 12, 2013
This was in response to oppressive and clearly unconstitutional legislation by the state of New York.
[This is the same as the boycotting of countries that fail to recognize basic human rights. The right to keep and bear arms is a basic human right and governments that infringe upon the right need to be sent a strong message. This is one part of that message.—Joe]

8 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Brian Schuetz

  1. After their debacle with the AR-15 pistol, it’s the least they could do. Good for them. now all we need is some BIG names like Colt to do the same.

  2. Boycotts make people feel good but they don’t really work unless they hit “critical mass.” Many times they hurt the boycotter more than they hurt the boycottee. New York is going to be around forever. I doubt we can say as much for Olympic Arms.

    • I agree in general. But I doubt it will hurt Olympic arms. I suspect any of the lost sales to NY law enforcement will be made up by pleased gun owners. Plus, at this point, they can sell anything as fast as they can build it.

      It also gets attention directed toward the unjust, unconstitutional law which, long term, may result in the law being repealed and more sales for Olympic Arms as the residents of NY purchase firearms they know have been subject to attack.

      • And if other states pass laws that Olympic Arms doesn’t agree with, will OA boycott them too? What if they are federal laws? Will OA boycott the USA?

        • If there come to pass Federal laws as restrictive as NY’s then Olympic Arm would either be out of business or supplying the rebels. I don’t know of any products they manufacture that are “New York legal”.

        • There are plenty of citizens who don’t work for “.gov” to buy the products sold by Oly, Barrett, or any other company that refuses to sell to the government. Note that the boycott isn’t on the good citizens of NY – it’s on governmental entities or their employees. Ronny Barrett did the same thing with the State of California – refuses to sell to or repair his products in the hands of government agencies.

          If companies like Glock and Sig/Sauer would join on this (halting sales and support of police weapons) it would be a major event. Oly? A great statement, but perhaps without much impact.

  3. Taking a principled position doesn’t have to change the world, nor should that necessarily be its purpose. The principled position is a purpose unto itself. If nothing else, it simply means that you refuse to be a part of the problem. Surely that’s easy enough to understand, or have we been degraded to such a level that this simple concept no longer occurs to people?

    • The problem becomes, and I wrote about this recently, that we’ve been living with infringements for generations. Where does one set the arbitrary line in the sand, and it is obviously an arbitrary line, when the very concept of liberty was officially thrown out sometime in the very early 20th century? I suppose we could refuse to deal with any and all government entities, and only then would we be somewhat consistent on principles, for there is not a single jurisdiction, that I know, where the second amendment is fully respected and protected. If there were, the feds would be making war on that jurisdiction.

      And too, how can any of us claim to be “all in” on the second amendment when we’ve ceded major ground in virtually every other aspect of both public and private life? Once we begin to become aware, we’re going to have to admit that we’ve been sniveling, boot licking, puppet/cowards, and then start to pick up the pieces, one by one.

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