Here is how it could work with guns: The Defense Department and the city of New York are among the largest purchasers of guns. If the president and the mayor truly believe that semi-automatic weapons should not be available to private purchasers, and that magazines with more than 10 bullets should not be sold over the counter, they should simply say that, from now on, the federal government and the city of New York, as a matter of public safety, will not buy any weapons or ammunition from companies that do not agree to pull semi-automatics from their stock and refuse to produce magazines with more than 10 rounds other than for sale to the government. President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg should announce that semiautomatic handguns with high-capacity magazines—the kind used in Oak Creek; Aurora, Colo.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Virginia Tech—can no longer be sold to private citizens by any company that wants to do business with the federal government and the city of New York.
The major gun manufacturers will agree to the limits imposed by their major customers.
Use the power of the government as a purchaser, as a consumer, to get the companies marketing these products to change their behavior. And do it now. Stop blaming the legislature and act, immediately.So lets say that Remington, Glock, FN and Colt all agree to this. I'm just going to assume that they are the biggest suppliers to government.
You know what the end result would be?
You couldn't get a factory mag over 10 round for a Remington, Glock, FN, or Colt product.
But the aftermarket normal capacity magazine market would be booming. Can't control the free market Elliot, and when the government tries the Free Market becomes the Black Market. Why do liberals think they can control things that are beyond their abilities as mere humans? God complex anyone?