In a stunning move last week, LaRue Tactical released a statement saying that they will be limiting the sales of weapons to Law Enforcement to that which is legal for regular citizens to own in that locality. Basically, if 30rd magazines, or semi-automatic rifles are banned in one state, LaRue will not ship rifles, even those heading to Law Enforcement agencies with the banned magazines, or they may not even sell their rifles to the agencies.
LaRue stated in their press release (quoted below) that they are doing this to minimize their liability in the event of a package getting shipped to the wrong place, but I think we all know there is a little political posturing going on here as well. Personally, I hope that more firearms manufacturers jump on board with LaRue tactical, as this is a move that may help us gain even more leverage with those who want to take away our rights.
02/08/2012 LEANDER, TX.
Updated Policy for State and Local Agency Law Enforcement Sales:
Due to the recent and numerous new Anti-gun/Anti-2nd Amendment laws passed and/or pending across our country, LaRue Tactical has been forced to reconsider how we provide products to state and local agencies.
Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess.
State and local laws have always been a serious focus of this firm, and we are now dovetailing that focus with the constitutional rights of the residents covered in their different areas by the old and new regulations.
We realize this effort will have an impact on this firm’s sales – and have decided the lost sales are less danger to this firm than potential lawsuits from erroneous shipments generated by something as simple as human error.
Thanks in advance for your understanding.
* * This policy does not apply to Military / Federal Agencies * *
Grass Roots North Carolina is asking all of us to contact other firearms manufacturers to ask them to get on board with LaRue Tactical.