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What if firearm manufacturers did this?
#1
Just wondering aloud...

What if the gun and magazine manufacturers sold guns and magazines with a legal, binding restriction that they cannot be used by any governmental agency in an area where the guns and magazines cannot be legally possessed by ordinary citizens. With a contractual incentive (say, a cool million dollars per contractual violation) to stay within the bounds of the contract. If you buy, you agree to the contract.

This contractual obligation would have to be durable and transfer with the firearm no matter how many times it’s sold (I hate to add stamped text on the firearm, but that would do it).

I think you’d see magazine bans and firearm restrictions vanish overnight, because the police would have to get on our side if they want their toys.

Either that, or one heck of a lot of firearm companies are going vanish if a civilian ban on firearms materializes and they can only sell to the government, which is a drop in the bucket of sales.

Seems to me such a move made immediately would be in the firearm industry's best interest.

O2
When seconds count, the police are mere minutes away...
They'll never take your "hunting rifle", they'll call it a "sniper rifle" first.
Gun registration is gun confiscation in slow motion.
Zero failures comes at infinite cost.
You are the FIRST responder. Police, fire and medical are SECOND responders.
By eliminating fear of guns you'll put fear back in criminals.
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#2
Colt didn't care in 93. They just kept selling to LEO/Mil only. They still don't care about the civilians. Barrett is one of the few companies I've actually seen restrict sales to LEOs in states where there .50 is banned, namely California.

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#3
I think that is a novel idea. A better idea would be to pass legislation that restricts the police to only being able to use/possess what other citizens are.
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#4
(03-10-2016, 09:26 PM)Lead Junkie Wrote: I think that is a novel idea. A better idea would be to pass legislation that restricts the police to only being able to use/possess what other citizens are.

Actually what we needed [back in the day, wouldn't want to risk it now] was an amendment to the Constitution that says no one can be "specialer" than anyone else. No cop carve outs, no congressmen exempting themselves form obamacare.

I was trying to figure out a way that this could be done without legislation. If the manufacturers can see the writing on the wall (the bottom dropping out of the market if/when US citizens can't buy guns) they could actually be proactive this way.

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When seconds count, the police are mere minutes away...
They'll never take your "hunting rifle", they'll call it a "sniper rifle" first.
Gun registration is gun confiscation in slow motion.
Zero failures comes at infinite cost.
You are the FIRST responder. Police, fire and medical are SECOND responders.
By eliminating fear of guns you'll put fear back in criminals.
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