Olympic Arms Kicks Fraternal Order Of Police In The Nuts!

Drawing lines in the sand. I l-o-v-e love it!

Stock Gun Photo - OlympicArmsAR15preban

Yesterday, we reported that Olympic Arms drew a line in the sand, refusing to do business with any state or law enforcement employees in New York until they reverse their recent gun control measures.

Now, Olympic Arms has drawn another line in the sand, calling out the Fraternal Order of Police when they were solicited to advertise in a FOP publication.

The following was posted to Olympic Arms Facebook page.

Olympic Arms was recently asked to advertise in the FOP Journal; the official magazine of the Fraternal Order of Police. It is well known that the FOP is a staunch supporter of Gun Control, had backed the AWB under Bill Clinton, and supports the current AWB under consideration that was introduced by Diane Feinstein. The FOP was actually accredited as being one of the sources that helped prepare the language of Gun Control suggestions that were forwarded by Vice President Biden. Below is a copy of our response to the FOP Journal:

Please forward this email to every major principal in your organization. Note, the post was reformatted to better fit this website.

AS:

1. The Fraternal Order of Police is on Congressional Record as having been a major supporter of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.
2. As a matter of fact and record, the FOP is accredited with assisting VP Biden in formulating the language of the newly proposed ban
3. Additionally, as a matter of fact and public record, the FOP is in support of the newly recommended Assault Weapons Ban introduced by Senator Feinstein.
a. FOP representatives were actually standing on the Stage during the presentation as a sign of “support”.

THEREFORE:
Olympic Arms, Inc, manufacturers of AR15 type firearms, firearms that these legislators would call “Assault Weapons”, will not be supporting in any way, shape, form or fashion, The Fraternal Order of Police, any organization that represents, supports, takes advertising dollars from, spends advertising dollars with, is in anyway related to, any individual who is a card carrying member of, or any person or entity in any way associated with the Fraternal Order of Police. Period.

Henceforth;
- Be assured that Olympic Arms will not rest in its efforts to educate our customers, fans and followers the extent of the hypocrisy committed by the FOP and FOP Journal (fighting to outlaw the firearms produced by the very companies they now solicit for advertising dollars…). You can also be certain that we continue to make every effort to properly educate the firearms consumer in general, of the same.
- Additionally, we will make continued efforts at assure that ALL firearms manufacturers are aware of the FOP’s support to strip Constitutional Rights from Americans, and their support of further unconstitutional gun control legislation.
- We pledge to inform all of our customers the lengths that the FOP and associated FOP affiliates by proxy (which includes all your advertisers)are willing to go to in order to strip the American Citizen of their Constitutional Rights, while at the same time writing in exemptions to the same legislation to ensure that their members maintain those same rights they would have stripped from others.
- Your actions are the actions of a rogue organization supporting tyranny, not an organization sworn to uphold the laws of the land, to protect, serve and defend their constituencies.

Let it be know, that your actions are reprehensible and shameful.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/vp-biden-says-he-needs-cops-help-to-reinstate-assault-weapons-ban-and-much-more/
http://www.guncite.com/aswpolice.html

Sincerely,

Thomas A. Spithaler
Sales & Marketing Dir.
Olympic Arms, Inc.

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7 Responses to Olympic Arms Kicks Fraternal Order Of Police In The Nuts!

  1. fasttimes says:

    Good for them for exercising their freedom while they still have it.

    I am not farmiliar with them, but i will definitely be checking them out now.

  2. TN-Cat says:

    What a letter! Good timing too. Like clock work, I start getting calls on March 1st for continued support. Then immediately followed by the concert tickets.

    I have a few questions to ask them this year when they call.

  3. notamobster says:

    I called Dick’s Sporting Goods today and asked if they have any tac 22′s. When the manager told me that they don’t sell any modern sporting rifles, I told him that I would never spend another dime in any Dick’s Sporting Good’s store. I asked that he let my objection be known to his directorate/regional manager.

    I was polite. He was polite. He sounded like he’d heard it several times.

  4. BigJimTX says:

    I used to have an Olympic Arms AR before, you know, the kids. It was a Clinton AWB rifle. A few minor changes to get rid of a few cosmetic details (pinned stock and such) and it was a hell of a rifle. I’d buy another one if my soul could bear the weight from purchasing such an implement of death and destruction. ;)

  5. Jim22 says:

    Just remember, the Fraternal Order Of Police is a labor union. They don’t have the best interests of the people at heart. Wikipedia begins their page on the FOP this way:

    “The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is a labor union consisting of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. It claims a membership of over 325,000 members organized in 2100 local chapters (lodges), organized into local lodges, state lodges, and the national Grand Lodge. The union attempts to improve the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those they serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. [1]

    The FOP is a trade union, although it does not describe itself as such and labels itself a “full service member representation organization.”

    If you have been giving money to the FOP please ask yourself this, “Would I give my money to the Teamsters or SEIU?”

    I do not give money to labor unions or other groups that work against my best interests.

  6. Jim22 says:

    Guns Save Life reports that there are now five gun companies that have told New York to ‘Pound Sand’. They are:
    LaRue Tactical
    Olympic Arms
    Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC
    Templar Custom
    York Arms

    “Guns Save Life is joining with Grass Roots North Carolina in calling for all American gun owners to pressure Sig Sauer, Smith and Wesson and Glock to shut off sales to government agencies in New York State.

    If you know executives in any of these companies, email them directly. If not, we’ve got some email addresses below for you.”

    http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=5800

    • BigJimTX says:

      Here is the statement from Larue that they emailed to their newsletter subscribers:

      NEWS RELEASE:
      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.

      Mark LaRue

      * * This policy does not apply to Military / Federal Agencies * *

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