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Barrett At It Again

A while back, I wrote about Barrett (makers of a popular 50 caliber rifle) refusing to service LAPD rifles since the LAPD had a policy of actively infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Now, via reader Airboss, Barrett is refusing to sell to any California government agencies. No doubt, this is due to the recent 50 caliber ban in California.

Kudos to Barrett.

10 Responses to “Barrett At It Again”

  1. Wesley Womack Says:

    Very nice. Even though I don’t have the money or need this makes me want to purchase a rifle from Barrett. Finally we have a gun manufacturer that will stand up and fight for our rights.

    If only the handgun manufacturers would do this to some of the big cities that prohibit guns like NYC or DC…

  2. robert Says:

    LEO agencys have ZERO business with full auto, 50 cal, or even .308 sniper rifles.
    ZERO. When they get these weapons, they immediately start looking for applications and you end up with SWAT teams serving traffic ticket warrants or other nonsense.
    I can’t think of ONE use that an LEO agency has for a 50 caliber Barrett Rifle.
    This ESPECIALLY applies to police agencys.

  3. Phelps Says:

    What is really sad is that if they did start doing that, there is a good chance that Bush would step up and enslave force them to start shipping to them again “for the public good”.

  4. Phelps Says:

    The only LEO use I can think of for a .50BMG rifle is anti-vehicle. Of course, we see high-speed chases all the time on TV from LA, and you never see them shooting the engine block, so that can’t be it.

  5. Heartless Libertarian Says:

    I’m pretty sure that Barrett doesn’t do enough business for this to be much more than a symbolic gesture.

    Now, get Glock do the same thing, and watch the PRK squirm.

  6. Publicola Says:

    Barret: An Fine Example To All Gun Makers
    Via Say Uncle I read that Barret is refusing to sell firearms to any Califonria government agency. The sole piece of evidence I’ve seen to substantiate this claim is the photo int he last link. It’s possibe that it could…

  7. Jerry the Geek Says:

    The “sole piece of evidence” cited by Publicola is dated December 11, 2002.

    It may be news, but it isn’t NEW news.

  8. Fox Says:

    Well… this makes me seriously consider changing from getting that gas piston upper to the M468 upper instead… I might do that…

  9. SayUncle Says:

    Sorry Jerry, but the image is not dated and the ad has a pic of the M468, which was not in existance in 2002.

  10. SayUncle » Awesome Says:

    […] in the footsteps of Barrett, STI has stopped selling firearms in California: The move by STI comes after Gov. Arnold […]