Wiltz, I'll start by saying you are right on point! As irritated as it makes me to see this stuff go through, at least it's not nationally.
Colorado also saw fit to legalize marijuana in the absence of national legislation. Some may not agree with it, but nevertheless I support their decision as it fits their needs.
Although this legislation has nothing to do with firearms, I think it's a smart move. Rather than continuing to congest prisons with weed dealers, save the space for real criminals.
But not to get off topic...
What you are seeing in CO is exactly what the founding fathers envisioned, the State's making their own decisions as part of a greater union.
I really hope Magpul has to pick up it's operations and move. As much as it would suck for those workers that live there, just bring them over too. Leave Commierado Magpul!!
And in other news I found this gem yesterday too. This came from Olympic Arms who is located in WA, a relatively gun friendly state. They basically tell New York to FO. As cheap as their stuff may be, I gained a lot of respect for them after saying this. Check it:
"Olympic Arms is a staunch believer in and defender of the Constitution of the United States, and with special attention paid to the Bill of Rights that succinctly enumerates the security of our Divinely given Rights.
One of those Rights is that to Keep and Bear Arms.
Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines.
We feel as though the passage of this legislation exceeds the authority granted to the government of New York by its citizens, and violates the Constitution of the United States, ignoring such SCOTUS rulings as District of Columbia v. Heller – 554, U.S. 570 of 2008, McDonald v. Chicago – 561 U.S. 3025 of 2010, and specifically the case of United States v. Miller – 307 U.S. 174 of 1939.
Due the passing of this legislation, Olympic Arms would like to announce that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee of such an entity – will no longer be served as customers.
In short, 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.
If the leaders of the State of New York are willing to limit the right of the free and law abiding citizens of New York to arm themselves as they see fit under the Rights enumerate to all citizens of the United State through the Second Amendment, we feel as though the legislators and government entities within the State of New York should have to abide by the same restrictions.
This action has caused a division of the people into classes: Those the government deems valuable enough to protect with modern firearms, and those whose lives have been deemed as having less value, and whom the government has decided do not deserve the right to protect themselves with the same firearms. Olympic Arms will not support such behavior or policy against any citizen of this great nation.
Olympic Arms invites all firearms manufacturers, distributors and firearms dealers to join us in this action to refuse to do business with the State of New York. We must stand together, or we shall surely fall divided.
Olympic Arms, Inc."