Top Gun Companies Refusing Sales To States With Strict Gun Laws

Top gun companies in the United States are fighting back against strict gun control laws. Six of the most popular American gun companies have released statements that make it clear they will not sell to states that enact tougher gun laws, according to

LaRue Tactical, Olympic Arms, Extreme Firepower Inc., Templar Custom, York Arms, and Cheaper Than Dirt have all put out various statements with the same message: New York’s new gun laws, considered the toughest in the country, will have repercussions.

These gun makers say that they will not sell to New York state agencies. Going forward, the companies have indicated they will not sell to any other agencies in states that enact new and more stringent gun regulations. The top gun companies seemed to be working in unison with one another, but Templar Custom was the most strident of the group. showed Templar Custom’s statement, which read almost as a manifesto saying:

“We will not sell arms to agents of the state of New York that hold themselves to be ‘more equal’ than their citizens.

“As long as the legislators of New York think they have the power to limit the rights of their citizens, in defiance of the Constitution, we at Templar will not sell them firearms to enforce their edicts.

“Templar Custom is announcing 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 will no longer be served as customers.”

While the decision to not sell to state agencies in states with gun laws, these companies disagree with is being heralded by some as heroic, the exact impact won’t be seen for quite a while.

Top gun companies like Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson, and Glock haven’t joined in. If they did, would this “embargo” really start affect larger state governments?