- The Washington Times - Monday, February 25, 2013

At least 50 U.S. gun makers, gun machinists and other gun-related business owners have banded together to fight what they perceive as a massive attack on the Second Amendment, with many even threatening to stop sales to police to the same degree as the government cracks down on civilians.

Some of the businesses are threatening to close up shop and move from any state that passes laws restricting the Second Amendment rights of civilians, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Others are threatening to close “the police loophole,” the Monitor reports, and refuse to sell to law enforcement the very same gear, ammunition and weapons that the government denied to civilians.

For example, New York Arms of Maine writes on its website, according to the Monitor: “Based on recent legislation in New York, we are prohibited from selling rifles and receivers to residents of New York [so] we have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York.”

Quality Arms in Idaho has taken a similar approach.

On its website, the company says it “will not supply any firearm or product manufactured by us or any other company, nor will we warranty, repair, alter or modify a firearm owned by any state, county or municipality that infringes on the right of its citizens to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment,” the Monitor reports.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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