Why Doesn't Glock Do The Same???

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by Jet Mech, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. There are a number of firearms manufacturers that have submitted letters to the states that are banning their citizens from owning certain guns. They are cancelling open orders and refusing to conduct business with state entities that don't allow their law abiding citizens to own the weapons they produce.
    Why doesn't Glock do the same? The way I understand the New York Legislation is any magazine capable loading more than 7 rounds is banned from civilian ownership. That leave only the G-36 that a New York resident can lawfully own.
    Glock should show it's true feelings for our constitution by adding their name to the list of manufacturers that refuse do do business with these states.
    Barrett did it with California years ago.
    We need help! Glock's statement would be one heard around the world!

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
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  3. Jerry

    Moderator Millennium Member

    First and foremost Glock is not an American company. Mr. Gaston Glock could care less about our Constitution. Now if it were to "really" affect his pocketbook perhaps he would try to do something. But since he is more concerned with LEO and military contracts than citizens rights I wouldn't expect anything from Glock.

    #2 Jerry, Feb 22, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  4. U.S. civilian sales are a minor afterthought to Glock. If Glock cared they would have made guns filling the requests of the shooters. Instead other manufactures filled those gaps. The reason glock won't make a compact, single stack 9mm is because no military wants one.
  5. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

    1) Theyre Austrian, and we're not their problem.
    2) They're too busy supplying other militaries.
    3) Out legislators wouldnt give a flying eff about an Europe based firearms company complaining about American laws.
    #4 JAS104, Feb 22, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  6. Based on the availability of their guns to us, maybe indicative of what they are doing at the moment. Glocks are few and far in between in my area.
  7. Glock has some of the biggest LEO contracts in NY, NYPD & NYS Troopers. This isn't hurting them.
  8. Will someone please enlighten me as to why they think Glock (or S&W for that matter) should care more for the gov't contract market?


    In a gun magazine I was just reading, some PD switched to S&W MP 40 and it was a one on one exchange for their old guns. PLUS, they gave them free engraving, with the dept. logo, for free. They gave them free holsters. They gave them training for, I believe, 12armorers. THE PD GAVE THEM NOTHING BUT THEIR OLD PISTOLS. NO MONEY.

    And Glock has provided the county PD where I live with FREE pistols, no money paid.


    There are just too many kool aid drinkers that are too lazy or stupid to stand up to Glock & S/W and demand fair treatment.

    We are paying too much for these models because we are not just paying for our guns, but the money the Manf is losing by giving them away for free.

    Tell Glock to stop this crap or you can buy from somebody else.
    #7 glocktecher, Feb 23, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  9. Jerry

    Moderator Millennium Member

    Well, all I can say is S&W (under the old ownership) was the first to sell us out to Clinton. If Glock and S&W are giving every LEO and the military everything free I have no idea how they are still in business. I guarantee LEO and military trump citizen when it comes to both companies. If you have proof otherwise please post it. If you know why S&W isn't supporting us and something other than what I posted as to why Glock isn't supporting citizens rights please post that too because they sure in hell aren't.
  10. I just told you. They are not making enough money to stay in business with gov't contracts, they stay in business from the civilian sales.

    If I sell 50 widgets and make $1 and I sell 5 widgets and make $20, where do you think the real profit is?

    I referenced the recent gun mag I read about S&W. They said they did a one on one exchange right there in the article.
    PLUS all the extras they gave them.

    In my suburb county of Atlanta, my neighbor (it was about 8 years ago) was on the board to pick a new weapon for the county. He told me Glock did the same, the county paid $0 for the new G22s.

    Glocks will, in their own Annual, talk about PDs that got new pistols at no charge.

    You seriously think they are making money off that?

  11. I can't say with any certainty where the highest profit margins are. My point is that the honest gun owning citizens of this country are a very loyal group. I believe we have the powere of numbers if they don't get corrupted by the current government's manipulation. Even Fox news has been reporting that 90% of Americans support universal background checks. We know thats pure BS. I would actually be surprised if 90% of the people agreed on anything.
    I believe that Glock needs to show support for us, the average citizen, if they want our loyalty in the future.
  12. I just received this and have not had time to review or validate it.

    I certainly hope it's true and as I stated in my original post, Glock needs to join the list.
    It's ashame the media will never carry it.
  13. Jerry

    Moderator Millennium Member

    Looks like you're telling me why they SHOULD BE SUPPORTING US. Perhaps I wasn't clear or I'm not comprehending your answer. If, as you say, they are going broke because of free stuff to LEOs and government... Why aren't they supporting us? Which is the OP's original question. That's the answer I'm not seeing in your post's :dunno:
    #12 Jerry, Feb 23, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  14. Jerry

    Moderator Millennium Member

    Glock knows how STUPID the average American has become. So does everyone but the MORONS themselves. Just look around this forum if you think I'm wrong. Even if Mr' Glock came out and said he was for full registration the vase majority of firearms purchasers would still but Glocks.

    When S&W signed Clinton's bill I had many an argument with people that were still buying S&W products. Glocks and S&W are flying off the shelves. I don't think they are too worried about the present situation. Their sales are through the roof.
  15. Jerry

    Moderator Millennium Member

    Jet, you just rated yourself a place in the sticky's.
  16. Thanks Jerry. I just hope the list is not only true, but continuing to expand! I sent a letter to Glock asking them why they are not supporting us.
  17. Jerry

    Moderator Millennium Member

    Can't find anything in soops. When it comes to gun control that's a good thing. :supergrin: Found all sorts of links with info on Google. Looks legit.

    #16 Jerry, Feb 23, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  18. It's accurate & real. Yahoo had some coverage on it earlier.
  19. CanMan

    Silver Member

    Agreed! I wanted a 9mm single stack so I bought a Shield. That's not absolving S&W of anything regarding LE vs civilian sales but at least they're making the pistol I want.
  20. One of the other posts noted it in passing "Glock has contracts....".

    Contracts are legally binding.

  21. I don't know how a Foreign Co. like Glock does it, but an American Co. like S&W can and does write these freebies off on their taxes.
    Anytime they donate to a non-profit or a Government Agency they can write off the cost as a Tax deduction. My guess the write off would be Full Retail and then some, making their donations "profitable".

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