Dana Safety Supply Stops Selling Semi Auto Rifles to Civilians So Sheriff Pulls His Business

January 3 2013
by Dan Cannon
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UPDATE: Sheriff Berry was interviewed on Fox Business tonight. Click Here to see the full video interview!

Well, another vendor has joined the ranks of those that fail to completely honor the Second Amendment.

Dana Safety Supply has stated that they will no longer sell AR-15 style rifles to civilians and will reserve those rifles for sale only to “law enforcement” only. DSS defines law enforcement as Law Enforcement Officers, Public Safety, LE Academy Cadets, EMT/Firefighters/Paramedics, Military Personnel, Corrections Officers, State Licensed Armed Security Officers, Court Judges, District Attorneys, and Deputy D.A.s.

According to numerous reader reports and other reports around the net, Dana Safety Supply has issued the following statement which suspends their sale of semi automatic rifles to civilians.

An email to DSS remains unanswered and a request for comment on their Facebook page was deleted without comment.

The following image was snapped by a customer at the GA location.

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DSS also announced their position on a local gun message board in GA called http://www.theoutdoorstrader.com. The original thread can be found here but it looks like the original announcement has been edited to be removed. There is a screenshot of the announcement below (click for full size version).

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This would put Dana in the company of several other companies who have adopted the same policy in recent days.

One Sheriff in Oconee County wasn’t too fond of the new policy. Sheriff Scott Berry tells us:

Well, I have done business in the past with DSS and found them to be an excellent source of products that we buy…however, I just sent them this email

Sirs,
It is my understanding that you have stopped selling self loading rifles to members of the general public in favor of selling them to law enforcement officers only.
I deeply regret that decision. As such, this agency will no longer seek bids from or purchase from DSS. 
Thank you for your time and attention to this email.
Sheriff Scott Berry
Oconee County Georgia Sheriffs Office

Kudos to Sheriff Berry for standing up for the civilian right to bear arms.

If anyone is interested the following companies are also owned by the same people who own Dana Safety Supply:

Dana Safety Supply, Atlanta, GA
Southern Firearms, Greensboro, NC
Palmetto Firearms, Columbia, SC (NOTE: This is NOT Palmetto State Armory!)
Central Firearms, Tampa, FL
Dana Safety Supply, Miami, FL
Duval Honda
Duval Ford
Duval Acura
Duval Mazda at the Avenues
Mercedes-Benz of Gainesville
Subaru of Gainesville
Tampa Honda Land
Countryside Ford of Clearwater
Countryside Mazda of Clearwater
U.S. Auto Credit
Scott-McRae Advertising
Cause to Communicate
Commercial Landscape Solutions

 

Dan Cannon

Dan Cannon

Founder & Editor at GunsSaveLives.net
Dan has combined his love of gun rights and technology to create one of the most read websites dedicated to Second Amendment news. Dan's writing has been featured on The Daily Caller and AmmoLand. When he's not writing, Dan enjoys saltwater kayaking, SEC football and putting way too much money into his custom 10/22.

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