Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Smith Enterprise Stands with the Law Abiding Citizens of New Jersey Against Gov Christie's Gun Control Laws

Smith Enterprise has been halting sales of Smith’s products to state and local law enforcement agencies in states pushing for unconstitutional firearms laws such as New York, Connecticut, Colorado, California and Maryland. The latest is the State of New Jersey which has at least 20 anti-gun proposals floating through both houses of the State Legislature. The 21 bills raised in the House are now in the Senate where they may be passed into law as part of Governor Christie's "50 common sense gun restrictions"..

Smith Enterprise will not support the so-called law makers who are rolling out these measures and if enacted will cease selling their products to law enforcement and government agencies based in New Jersey.

SEI's President had this to say: "Once again another Anti-Gun State Government has decided that their current draconian gun laws are not restrictive enough and is trying to further encroach on the Second Amendment rights of its citizens. These laws do not prevent crime as they only affect the law-abiding gun owner and not the common criminal. Witness the two terrorists that wreaked havoc on Boston last week: they did not have the required state and local permits for the firearms they used to attack police officers after they were found out and were fleeing. The only thing the gun grabbers can come up with are more laws to give an illusion that they are doing something. 

New Jersey is looking to outlaw 50 caliber rifles, which are not used in crime, but by target shooters. They want to outlaw most standard types of ammunition. If these bills pass both houses of the Garden State's legislature and are signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, then New Jersey state agencies can add themselves to the list of rogue states that will not be allowed to purchase parts from Smith Enterprise."
In February, the New Jersey State Assembly passed 21 pieces of anti-gun legislation that are now in the state Senate and can be heard at any time. 

Below are brief descriptions of these anti-gun bills passed in the New Jersey State Assembly:

Assembly Bill 588 (Spencer / Coutinho / Deignan) – prohibits possession of commonly owned ammunition.
Assembly Bill 1116 (Fuentes / Spencer) – establishes 180-day prohibition on purchase of handgun for individuals who fail to report loss or theft of firearm.
Assembly Bill 1329 (Greenwald / Quijano / Coutinho) – reduces the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to ten rounds.
Assembly Bill 1387 (Wilson / Johnson) – permits municipalities to establish “weapon free zones” around schools and other public facilities.
Assembly Bill 3510 (Johnson / Vainieri Huttle) – requires proof of firearms safety training as a condition for issuance of firearms purchaser identification cards and permits to purchase handguns.
Assembly Bill 3645 (Greenwald / Eustace / Mosquera) - requires ammunition sales and transfers be conducted as face-to-face transactions.
Assembly Bill 3646 (Greenwald) - establishes a regulatory system to govern the sale and transfer of ammunition.
Assembly Bill 3659 (Barnes, III / Johnson) - revises the state's definition of a destructive device to include certain firearms of 50 caliber or greater.
Assembly Bill 3666 (Cryan / O’Donnell / Jasey) - prohibits mail order, internet, telephone and any other anonymous method of ammunition sale or transfer in New Jersey.
Assembly Bill 3668 (Jasey / McKeon / Cryan) - prohibits investment by state pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing and selling “assault firearms” for civilian use.
Assembly Bill 3687 (Stender / Fuentes) - disqualifies persons named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining a state firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun.
Assembly Bill 3717 (Lampitt / Singleton) - requires submission of certain mental health records to National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Assembly Bill 3748 (O’Donnell / Mainor / McKeon) – outlaws the private sale or transfer of firearms.
Assembly Bill 3750 (Cryan / O’Donnell / Quijano) - establishes a regulatory and reporting program for all ammunition sales.
Assembly Bill 3754 (Cryan / O’Donnell / Quijano) - requires the seizure of firearms when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others.
Assembly Bill 3772 (Eustace / Wagner / Vanieri Huttle) - requires that firearms purchaser identification cards display picture and mandates that firearms purchaser identification cards be renewed every five years.
Assembly Bill 3796 (Mainor) – provides a ninety-day window for persons to dispose of certain unlawfully possessed firearms.
Assembly Bill 3797 (Mainor) – requires law enforcement to report certain firearms information to inter-jurisdictional electronic databases including the national Integrated Ballistics Identification Network.
Assembly Committee Resolution 180 (Greenwald) – urges the President and the US Congress to enact legislation enforcing stricter firearms control measures.
Assembly Bill R143 (Quijano / Cryan / O’Donnell) - expresses support for Attorney General's gun “buyback” program.
Assembly Bill R144 (Oliver) – urges Governor Christie’s Administration not to apply for annual exemption from requirements of federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Smith & Wesson chooses SEI's Vortex Flash Eliminator

Smith & Wesson recently ordered 113 Vortex Flash Eliminators and muzzle brakes from Smith Enterprise Inc for use on their M&P 15 and new M&P 10 rifles on 14 March 2013. The M&P 15 is Smith& Wesson’s version of the AR15 rifle and the M&P 10 is its newest offering chambered in 308 Winchester. SEI is honored to work with Smith & Wesson by supplying the flash suppressors to be used on their newest rifle as well as their best selling M&P 15 line of rifles. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Beretta USA to Leave Maryland, Smith Enterprise Cuts Off State Agencies and Law Enforcement to Side with the People

Smith Enterprise has been stopping the sales of Smith’s products to state and local law enforcement agencies in states pushing for unconstitutional firearms laws such as New York, Connecticut, Colorado and California. The latest is the State of Maryland whose proposed laws not only threaten the liberty of their citizens, but the livelihoods of over 400 workers from Beretta USA.

Effective immediately, Smith Enterprise will no longer sell any products to state and local law enforcement agencies located in Maryland.
Ron Smith, the President of Smith Enterprise said today,"Make no mistake about it, the gun grabbers are declaring war on the law-abiding. We will not run from this fight, we will not retreat.We stand beside Beretta in this fight and will not make our products available to agencies employed by the enemies of all we hold dear. I sincerely hope that more people will lend support to Beretta when they make their move out of Maryland by buying their products and making these politicians pay for their actions in the next election cycle.”

The US division of the world’s oldest gun manufacturer (in business since 1526) is considering moving its Maryland manufacturing plant and roughly 400 jobs out of the state in light of legislation passed on Thursday night.

In a 28-19 vote, Maryland's Senate gave final approval to Governor Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun control bill, sending the legislation to the governor for his promised signature.

State House minority leader Anthony J. O’Donnel (R) said,“We are pushing a legitimate manufacturer and good neighbor out of Maryland. Losing them would be a big disappointment. Maryland has a reputation for having a horrible business climate, and this would be one more nail in the coffin.”

The legislation bans the sale of so-called assault weapons (used in less than 1 percent of Maryland homicides since 2004), requires fingerprints and a license to buy a handgun, empowers state police to audit gun dealers and limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds, mirroring the regimes of New York, California and Connecticut. Other provisions of this bill would bar gun ownership for people convicted of certain violent crimes but given probation before judgment and increase the amount of information about people with mental illnesses sent to a national database for background checks.

Opponents have vowed to petition the bill to referendum. If they are successful, the law would be delayed for a year and be on the ballot for Maryland voters to consider in November 2014.

Before the vote, Sen. Nathaniel McFadden,(D-Baltimore), demonized the state's law-abiding that authorities would crack down on them.

"Wherever you are, especially if you are in the city of Baltimore, please don't have a comfort level," McFadden said. "We're coming to get you."

Smith's response was,"The audacity and brazenness of these politicians is repugnant. They turn their citizens into potential criminals with the stroke of a pen and then issue threats like this. You can 'come for them', but you will not use our products to do it.”

Once signed, the law takes effect on October 1, 2013. Gun dealers would be allowed to sell their existing inventory of the 45 makes and models of banned so-called assault weapons. Residents of Maryland who place an order before that date would still be able to purchase them.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

DLA Orders 30mm Wire EDM Scope Rings from Smith Enterprise

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) ordered 32 pair of our 30 mm Wire EDM Scope Rings for the US military on 27 March, 2013.   SEI is proud to be one of  the US Military's primary suppliers for flash suppressors and other parts such as these scope rings.  More information on SEI's 30 mm Wire EDM Scope Rings (NSN: 1005-01-535-4385) can be found on the SEI website.

Smith Enterprise Pulls the Plug on Conn. Law Enforcement to Support Colt

Smith Enterprise has been taking a hard line against states pushing for new gun control laws by stopping the sales of Smith’s products to state and local law enforcement agencies in those states. It began with law enforcement agencies based in New York State due to the so-called "SAFE Act". This same policy was placed against state and local agencies in Colorado and California for similar reasons. Today the hammer is dropping on the State of Connecticut whose proposed laws not only threaten the liberty of their citizens, but the livelihoods of over 700 workers from Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC located in the ironically named "Constitution State".
Effective immediately, Smith Enterprise is stopping the sales of its products to state and local law enforcement agencies within the State of Connecticut.
President of Smith Enterprise, Ron Smith said today, “Samuel Colt must be rolling over in his grave. While the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut was tragic, the problem was not law-abiding gun owners, but a deranged individual. Like California, New York and Colorado, Connecticut seeks to punish only the law-abiding citizen. These laws are symbolism over substance and will do nothing to prevent another mass-shooting, let alone halt street crime.
"Smith's products will not be made available to any law enforcement agency at the state or local level in any state that seeks to trump the US Constitution. Colt's Manufacturing has been one of our most loyal customers for many years. As we said with regard to Magpul leaving Colorado for similar reasons, we do not leave our fallen comrades on the battlefield. We have Colt’s back and hope they find a more welcoming home for their new operation. I hope more people support them by buying their products and making Connecticut’s anti-gun politicians pay for this at the ballot box.”

In the history of American firearms development, there is perhaps no name more iconic than that of Samuel Colt. Colt's genius in both inventing and marketing his firearms propelled his home state of Connecticut into a major center for manufacturing throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Colt's firearms made in Hartford, Connecticut, have played a prominent role throughout the world from the US Civil War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly every museum in the State of Connecticut has a display dedicated to either the company which made Hartford its base of operations for 175 years or its founder: Samuel Colt. 
Unfortunately, Connecticut no longer seems to have room for its most famous native-son or his company which is directly responsible for $1.7 billion to the state's annual economy. Proposed laws being debated by the Legislature and pushed by Governor Dannel Malloy include a new gun owner registry, restrictions on commonly used rifle ammunition, a magazine ban, an expanded assault weapons ban and restrictions on the amount of ammunition that may be purchased at one time.
Current President and CEO of Colt's, Dennis Veilleux has stated that the company may be looking to relocate if these laws come to fruition. Veilleux recently wrote in an Op-Ed piece for the Hartford Courant: “At some point, if you can’t sell your products … then you can’t run your business. You need customers to buy your products to stay in business. The fact is bans don't work. We tried to ban alcohol nearly 100 years ago, which just drove a regulated activity underground. I know one thing that the governor's proposed ban will do: It will irreparably damage — if not destroy — the brand of any Connecticut firearms manufacturer."
The measures that recently passed Connecticut’s Public Safety and Security Committee in the State Senate are as follows:

  • SB 506 – Criminalizes the private transfer of any firearm.  
  • SB 710 – Gives the local authority the ability to decide whether or not to grant a permit for a gun show and establishes a permitting process. 
  • SB 897 – Requires the purchaser of a firearm to provide their birth date and place of birth at the time of delivery and eliminates the temporary eligibility certificate for a pistol or a revolver.
When asked if any of the proposed legislation would have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting, Smith said, “None of these laws would have prevented the Newtown shooter from murdering his mother and stealing her lawfully registered firearms. The simple fact that continues to elude the anti-gunners is that criminals do not obey laws. That is why they are criminals.”

The Connecticut legislature needs to know that this infringement upon the rights of its law-abiding citizens needs to end.

Concerned citizens can write their representatives here urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun bills listed above. 

Until Connecticut's governor gets the hint that restricting the rights of the law-abiding is a direct assault on 2nd Amendment Freedom, Smith Enterprise will be forced to apply the laws he passes to all government agencies in Connecticut.

Smith Enterprise is committed to standing up for Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC and the people of Connecticut.

SEI Unveils Compliant Gas Lock for SOCOM 16 Owners in Ban States

The SEI Compliant Gas Lock (#2001-V-GL-C) is designed for customers with a Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 rifle who live in states where muzzle threads, flash hiders or even muzzle brakes are prohibited. The SEI Compliant Gas Lock features a front sight deck height that has been engineered to allow use of a Standard GI Sight (#2055), a NM Front Sight (#2004), the Tritium Combat Bar Sight (#2018) or the Tritium Combat Dot Sight (#2019).

The SEI Compliant Gas Lock is made from solid bar stock 1144 Fatigue-Proof Steel and features a mil spec  Magnesium Phosphate finish. Smith Enterprise recommends our proprietary XF-7 Grease (#1019) for use on the muzzle threads during installation.

The factory muzzle brake that comes standard on the Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 is a one-piece casting and sits at a lower deck height than that on a standard M14/M1A. The XS sight installed on the factory Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 brake is taller than the standard M14 sight in order to compensate for the low deck height. The blade and aperture on the Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 are much larger than those on the standard. The blade on the Factory SOCOM XS sight is .135 and the rear aperture is .130”, compared to a front sight width of .075” and an aperture of .065” on a standard size. Smith Enterprise therefore recommends the aforementioned sights on our product.

The customer will be able to weld the gas lock to their gas cylinder if needed to conform to any regulations in their state.

The SEI Compliant Gas Lock retails at SEI for $85. They are in-stock and ready to ship. For more information or to order one, call  (480) 964-1818 or email us today.