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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 02:28 PM

When a business decision gets passed off as virtue signaling

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/20/762640053/colt-suspends-manufacture-of-controversial-ar-15-for-civilian-market


Colt Suspends Manufacture Of Controversial AR-15 For Civilian Market

Veilleux said the decision to halt manufacture of the AR-15 for the civilian market came because "high-volume contracts" from the military and law enforcement were "absorbing all of Colt's manufacturing capacity for rifles."

Hours after the statement was released, the Department of Defense announced that it had awarded Colt a $41.9 million contract to manufacture rifles for sales to militaries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Oceania and the Caribbean.


https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/1966024/


Colt's Manufacturing Co. LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded a $41,924,594 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Hungary, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Palau, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Tunisia) contract for production for the M4 and M4A1 carbines. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 18, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-19-D-0116).


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Reply When a business decision gets passed off as virtue signaling (Original post)
friendly_iconoclast Sep 20 OP
wasupaloopa Sep 20 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 20 #2
wasupaloopa Sep 20 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 20 #4
sarisataka Sep 20 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 22 #12
keithbvadu2 Sep 20 #6
Straw Man Sep 21 #7
krispos42 Sep 21 #8
keithbvadu2 Sep 21 #9
krispos42 Sep 21 #10
friendly_iconoclast Sep 21 #11

Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 02:31 PM

1. Colt made my M16A1 that I carried in Vietnam. I often slept with it. Good company back then.

 

Also my 1911 45 automatic

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 02:32 PM

2. When it...

...smells like BS, falls flat like BS...

...it's probably not a duck.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 02:41 PM

3. They never said their decision was out of virtue it was a business decision

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 03:55 PM

4. Exactly

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 04:04 PM

5. I am honestly surprised

Shannon Watts has not claimed credit for this yet.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 06:47 AM

12. Probably it will happen in my life time.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:18 PM

6. AR-15, The weapon of choice for killing schoolchildren.

AR-15, The weapon of choice for killing schoolchildren.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 01:17 AM

7. Uh-huh.

Couldn't be done without one, right?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:14 AM

8. Sure, we'll go with that



The ratio of handgun murders to rifle murders is about 20:1, but hey, facts have no place with regard to feelings!

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:21 AM

9. So you're using the straw man argument that 20 of those 21 are school children.

So you're using the straw man argument that 20 of those 21 are school children.

Good one!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 12:37 PM

10. I'm doing no such thing

With handguns being used in fully half of all murders, I'd say that your previous statement is just talking-point feelings-driven pablum.

But go on, explain to the audience how the majority of school-age children are murdered with AR-15s.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 06:08 PM

11. You stymied a blatant attempt at moral panic-mongering with an inconvenient truth

Peddlers of pious fraud deserve little respect.

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