MidwayUSA on New York’s Gun Ban Bill

I just got this in an email from MidwayUSA’s Larry Potterfield and thought I should share it.

Dear Valued Customer,

I’m sure you’re well aware that on January 15, 2013, New York passed and the Governor signed into law the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Now, I’m no politician, but it looks like all this law does is keep law abiding New Yorkers from purchasing or owning certain products, many of which we sell. While, I’ve always been against bad people doing bad things, I’ve also always been against honest folks being deprived of their 2nd Amendment rights. It pains me that New Yorkers are going to suffer for the acts of the wicked who don’t obey laws.

When this law went into effect last week, MidwayUSA rushed to comply and keep our Customers and our company from doing anything illegal. Since this 39-page law was written and approved by people who don’t know what a gun is or the difference between bullets and ammunition, we had to spend a lot of time sorting through the legalese to fully understand the details. To say the least, the law was confusing, so we erred on the side of caution. It looks like we jumped the gun a little and we are truly sorry for that.

Now that we’ve had time to read through the law several times and have received some answers from the NY State Police, we can fix our mistakes. Effective immediately, we’ve lifted our newly imposed New York restrictions on ammunition, reloading components and magazines with a capacity of 8 to 10-rounds. Now, unfortunately, we’ll have to reinstate these when each portion of the law goes into effect (April 15, 2013 for magazines and January 15, 2014 for ammo). And, we’ll have to reinstate these restrictions about 2-weeks prior to the effective dates to make sure Customers have these products prior to those dates (clarified by an attorney for the NY State Police).

One last thing, if you had a backorder for these products and we cancelled it, we’re in the process of contacting you to see if you want this backorder recreated.
Again, we’re sorry for any inconvenience we’ve caused you. Please understand, everything we do is intended to be in the best interest of our Customers.