You think all Gun Manufacturers are just profit-driven thugs that don't care what their customers say or do? Ron Barrett certainly isn't one of them.
Time to pull a James Brown and say, "Heh!"
Ten Tools of Countermoonbattery
If there's one page on the Web guaranteed to make moonbats' heads explode, it's The Ten Manliest Firearms at Arthur's Hall. Number One is the Barrett M82 .50 caliber rifle, which comes with an inspirational tale of countermoonbattery:Ronnie Barrett is a true modern Viking. He hunts big game. He plays with guns. One day in the late 70s, he thought to himself, "Wouldn't it be cool if there was a RIFLE that fired the same .50 BMG cartridge as Saint John Browning's Heavy Machine Gun?" So he built it.
This did nothing to endear him to moonbats, who decided that a ban on assault weapons didn't go far enough.So, even with a ban on "assault weapons" that included most self-loading rifles, including Barrett's M82 Light Fifty, the People's Republic of Kalifornija wanted more. They dragged one of his rifles from the LA SWAT armory and used it (Illegal for civilians to own, mind you), as a horrible example of weapons that Must Be Banned Lest They Pollute Our Precious, Bodily Fluids.
As usual, the moonbats got their ban.A few weeks later, LA SWAT sent one of these rifles that they use for shooting fleeing mopeds back to Barrett for maintenance… and Ronnie sent it right back to them, untouched, contract cancelled, with polite instructions to stick it somewhere dark and smelly and ride it straight to hell. Not only that, he publicly and proudly announces in all his advertising that he WILL NOT sell to or deal with ANY government entity in communist third world Kali.
Barrett went on to redesign his gun for 25 mm — twice the size of .50 caliber.