They give the antis the time, but they give Miguel the final word! Go have a look!
I like Spitzer’s idea, because the gun companies won’t play, and the agencies will suffer, or cave. This is the same idea as Ron Barret refusing to sell any of his hardware to the State of California. Barret made his big bucks selling his .50 BMG rifles to sport shooters and collectors, and military and police discovered that the gun had some tactical implications. Barret expanded his products to smaller weapons with even more uses. Then California banned sales of .50 BMG rifles to civilians, and Ron told them they weren’t welcome to his products and stopped all sales.
The only downside to no government sales is its an easy way to defer development costs, hence why the Bushmaster ACR was claimed to be a $1,000 gun, but actually sells for closer to $3,000. When Bushmaster bought the rights of the rifle from Magpul they expected that they could get some government contracts for the gun…they didn’t, so rather than passing the cost over in large volume to the government, they have to pass the cost over smaller unit numbers…and guess what, people are buying them!
Spitzer thinks they have that power…but we KNOW they don’t. Certainly this will never happen to the military because the Department of Defense won’t risk losing weapon supplies. The state police agencies? They might be that dumb, and just imagine what things will look like once the service guns need new springs, or extractors, or trigger bars…and the parts bin is empty because S&W and Glock aren’t interested in going back to the lean days of the 90s, so the agency can’t be re-supplied.
And who can they go with? They can’t buy S&W Revolvers, because Smith won’t forgoe their M&P pistols and Rifles for the sake of some police department, they can’t get Ruger Revolvers because Ruger has their own AR-15s, as well as their SR9 and 40 guns they won’t want to burn.
Maybe they can raid those “Buy Back” piles and start issuing the police rusty Iver Johnson and H&R revolvers, and rusty Raven pistols! Yeah the beat cops would LOVE that!