Sunday, February 17, 2013

Smith Enterprise Letter to Governor Cuomo Regarding Gun Control


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Ron Smith
Smith Enterprise, Inc.
1701 West 10th Street, Suite 14
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Dear Governor Cuomo,

Over the last several decades, Smith Enterprise has sold various firearm related products to state agencies and police departments in New York. However, due to the changing political climate and anti-gun politices coming from your state, we are forced to make some changes in how we do business with your government agencies.

It is improper for us to sell items to state agencies and law enforcement that law-abiding citizens are not allowed to purchase. Effective immediatly Smith Enterprise will no longer sell items to your state government that you have outlawed your citizens to buy.

Until your state changes your gun control laws and ensures these laws are back in line with the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution, Smith Enterprise will be forced to keep this policy.

At a time when crime is rampant and people are becoming more and more desperate due to the struggling economy, it is imperative that state and local governments support the people’s right to defend themselves from would-be attackers. The police have nothing to fear from law-abiding citizens with guns.

When you change your gun laws back to something more along the lines of what our country was founded on, please let me know and we will reopen our sales in your state to government agencies.

Sincerely,
Ron Smith
President
Smith Enterprise, Inc.
 
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85 comments:

  1. Thank you Ron . I will someday own another M1a and it will be a SEI.

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  2. Excellent work. I hope this move doesn't hurt your business too badly and I applaud your efforts.

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  3. Thank you for taking a stand!!

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  4. Well done..glad to see that more companies are standing behind joe citizen..Its companies like you that people will come too for items based on the fact that you've taken a stand for them as a whole

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  5. Tennessee would love to purchase your firearms sir..Please post your sales website and hold on to your hats!

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  6. Thank you for standing up. for the Constitution, and the people of the United States.

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  7. Thank you for supporting the second for the people. New york needs a bone shoved up their .....You guys are the greatest...Please keep up the great work on guns, and doing what is right. I applaud you for your courage and doing what is right.

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  8. The founding fathers are watching from above and are smiling tonight. Thank you for being a business that understands what "Will not be infringed upon" means.

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  9. Thank you, Sir. Courageous stands such as yours will make all the difference in our current struggle against an enveloping tyranny.

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  10. I'm so appreciative of those who understand we are in...as regular law abiding citizens....thank you very much

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  11. No offense but they will just go else where.

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  12. A NYer here, who owns SEI products - thank you for your support!

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  13. Thank you for standing up for our rights! I'll be checking out your product list and hopefully making several purchases from you in the very near future.

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  14. Thank you from NY. Hopefully this will help get this law overturned

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  15. Your Company is setting a standard that I hope other Arms dealers will follow. For too long now the Firearms Industry has been at the receiving end of all the bad press on firearms. Let your company, along with Ruger, Beretta and others withhold sales and parts from states and cities like New York until they wake up from the liberal nightmares they are experiencing.

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  16. I am pleased to learn of your support for the citizen's rights, and placing principles above possible profit. I pledge my effort to reward you with as much business as I can from myself and my friends in my home state of South Dakota.

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  17. Thank you very much for taking a stand against, what I consider, the "start" of setting up a "police state"! I am not radical or anything like that, I am just tired of government telling me what I can eat, drink, drive. own etc. I am an American, a Vet and weapons owner and am proud to be all of them! John in New York

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  18. Thank you taking that stand from a new york to you good job

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  19. bravo ... and thank you for taking a stand against tyranny in government ....

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  20. Well said and I hope that their pension plans take a hit too...AND I hope your business skyrockets!! :)

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  21. Nice. But he doesn't care ,any more than Hiltler cared about killing Jews, who were also disarmed.

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  22. Other companies are also banning the sale to NY state. Some people may underestimate the a gun manufaturers resolve when it comes to the 2nd amendment.

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  23. funny how there are no contradicting remarks here, smacks of the corruption you accuse everyone else of giving in to.

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  24. Thank you. I to miss my M1-A1

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  25. Thank you for taking stand, from NY

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  26. Mr, Smith
    Thank You!

    Billy The Kid
    Schenectady NY

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  27. Thank you for your support of the Constitution! Come to Arkansas, we will support you!!!!!!

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  28. You Sir are the Greatest! Kudos on your stand. I wish all firearm related businesses would take a similar stand and quit supplying the states and their agencies that adopt crazy gun control laws.
    And include the businesses that provide personal security for the lawmakers like Cuomo and Obama's own security detail.

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  29. It is so refreshing to see the fellowship of Americans pulling together when government exceeds their authority. We are the People. Great Job. Thank You.

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  30. Among some of the other gun manufacturers sending that message:

    Olympic Arms, Inc
    La Rue Tactical
    EFI, LLC – Extreme Firepower
    York Arms
    Templar Custom
    Cheaper Than Dirt
    More are joining the list everyday! Thank you all for standing up to corruptness! Carry on!

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  31. Its nice to see someone standing up to our idiotic government without it being a money issue. Great job. Thank you!!

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  32. Thank you for your stance on our 2nd amendment attack...I'm a Airborne Vet and retired Sheriif Investigator and supporter of our God given right to self defense....

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  33. Awesome. It never dawned on me that the gun industry might have the clout to get this stupid law repealed. I hope they stand their ground on this. Thank you Smith Enterprises.

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  34. Thank you for supporting the law abiding gun owners of NY state.

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  35. Way to go Ron, thanks for supporting the Second Amendment and your stance to NYS. I wonder if Remington, Winchester, Colt and S&W has the same size balls you do!
    Bob, from the Adirondacks, the real upstate NY. We don't give up easily here, thanks for the company

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  36. Thank you for standing up to the tyrannical tactics of our esteemed NY governor and legislators. Many other states have been watching the reaction to this law and how it got passed to push through their own versions. We are fighting here but up against a powerful political machine and the counterweight of New York City anti-gun groups. Don't wait for this to happen in your state, or the rest of the country. Let your state and national legislators know your feelings today!

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  37. Thanks for standing your ground SEI, and rightfully so in defending the US 2nd Amendment and the citizens of this fine country...

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  38. "Law Abiding Citizens" abide by the law, and if the Law now says that assault rifles of a certain type are illegal then "law abiding citizens" will have no problem abiding by it. Right?? Because that is what law abiding citizens do, they respect the Law, right?? You can't pick and choose which laws to follow and then call yourselves law abiding citizens, you're just criminals who want an excuse to break the law. And why? Because you want the ability to kill American soldiers and law enforcement officers. That is what you mean when you talk about wanting the ability stand up to the government. Hunters don't need those weapons, at least not REAL hunters, and you know it. Any man worth his salt only needs a good shotgun to protect his house, too, so there is no excuse there to own assault weapons. No, it is the paranoid attitude of hating the US, our citizens, and our soldiers and police that is behind the desire to own such weapons. So the next time you see an American soldier or a police officer go tell them you don't trust them and are working to get the weapons you need in order to kill them if you have to.

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    1. So you would say that the 2nd Amendment only applies to hunting, please tell me why i can't own something for sporting or collection. You say firearms should only be use for hunting. Well I am glad to hear you put your faith in someone else to protect you I feel I should be my own keeper. Look around the world there are leaders that use their military and police to kill their citizens. I agree its paranoid to think it will happen here, but as they say if you dont study history it is bound to repeat itself. .ie the American Revolution .ie The need for the 2nd Amendment

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    2. I do hunt with an AK and AR. Why? Because its legal, fun and in the case of my AR, more accurate especially for a follow up shot should the animal I am hunting not go down quickly.

      You sir are whats known as a FUDD, you do not represent me, and most gun owning Americans.

      I hunt, but more importantly I protect those that I love and have been entrusted with. You do nt have a right to tell me what I can and can't use for protection. If I want to put 30 holes in a bad guy, I can do so. I need 1 possibly 2 rounds to take a deer. A meth addict after my wife or children may take 10 rounds to drop... and they may have friends with tbem.

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  39. Thank you for standing up for the US Constitution. I have made your site a favorite and hopefully when I get back to work, I will being upgrading my AR.

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  40. Thank you for your support

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  41. Thank you! You have my gratitude!

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  42. Thank you for standing up to a bully govenor that is only interested in showing the country that he is taking a stand on gun control because he thinks ths will stop another Sandy Hook. Big news - honest citizens don't cause crime, criminals do and they don't obey laws. He will Never be President.

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  43. As a NY resident and law enforcement member, thank you!

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  44. Great job! As is normally the case, the hardest thing to do is the RIGHT thing to do. Stick to your guns!

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  45. God Bless You at Smith Enterprise - My old M-14 is built on a Smith Reciever, I love it.

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  46. You just earned a life long customer and I will recommend your company's products to everyone I know.

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  47. Thank you so much! I have enormous respect for your stand against the erosion of our 2nd Amendment rights.

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  48. Someone who puts their money where their mouth is THANK YOU for supporting us every day hard working Americans. I did not know about your company but now I do I will give you some of my business and pass this on to other potential customers. You are a great American Ron.

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  49. You are a real true defender of the 2nd. Amendment. I will be buying something from you in the future. Thanks for your support.

    Tony

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  50. Thank you, i don't know what your selling but I'll buy something

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  51. Thank you for your courage, to stand up for what is right!!!
    I am proud to be a past, and future, customer of Smith Enterprise.
    Your products are second to none!!!!!!!!!!

    Keith---

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  52. Thank you for your support of the 2nd Amendment!!!

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  53. I don't know hat to say here that hasn't already been said, but I, personally, will look for companies that do this for future purchases. I was happy a while back that a popular manufacturer of .50's stopped selling to CA govt agencies, as I had just splurged on one of their rifles. I will be wary of off-shore companies in anti-gun countries that continue to sell products to regimes like NY & CA. I will support any one who puts whats right over a few sales and hope that decision is, in the long run, profitable for them!

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  54. I wish yourself and others would expand this policy to other states such as California which already have similar legislation in place.

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  55. I wish yourself and others would expand this policy to other states such as California which already have similar legislation in place.

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  56. God bless, hopefully more follow.

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  57. Thank you for standing up in defense of 2nd Amendment rights! You're included in my blogpost: http://wp.me/p2myKj-gB/#westfork - and it will be seen by 1000+ daily viewers & 11000+ Twitter followers!

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  58. I applaud you...I only wish you and others would apply the same policy to other states which already have similar legislation in place, like California.

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  59. Thank you for taking a stand against the gun grabbers in power in D.C. and other states.

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  60. Thank you for your patriotism!!!

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  61. Ron Smith is a patriot! We have to beat back the statest agenda using all means at our disposal. Way to go Ron! I hope and pray that other business's follow your example.

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  62. My family and I thank you for your support in defending our rights. You have my business.

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  63. God bless you and your taking a stand for our rights.

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  64. Thank you for standing with American citizens and our right to bear arms with NO restrictions!

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  65. Ron, you've got balls of brass ... bravo ... well done ... a well-wisher from Old Huntingdonshire, England, Peter Gun

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  66. gun owners of NY applaud you Sir.

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  67. Thank you for doing the right thing.

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  68. Wow. I never comment on these things, but on this one I was determined to do so. I think it took ten minutes to scroll through the outpouring of support Ron Smith has been receiving for his stand against tyranny. I hope the rest of the industry is watching closely. Thank you Ron, and God Bless you and our Country.

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  69. Thank you for standing up for the founding principles that have made and kept our country great.

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  70. Thank You from a law abiding citizen from NY..

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  71. Well done, sir. Best regards to you as individuals and as a business. Your support for the Second Amendment and for the people of the United States will not go unnoticed. I look forward to doing business with you in the future.

    Yardpilot
    1911 Ranch
    Crowhaven
    Crooked Pine
    Graybeard Enterprises

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  72. Next, move out of the state, Florida will welcome you!!!

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