Ares Armor is a veteran owned small business located in California that sells firearms components and other tactical products – and they need your help. Ares Armor is under attack from the anti-gun fascists on the City Council at their National City, CA location.
In a nutshell, here’s what appears to be going on. Ares Armor has a sign up outside of their National City location advertising their 80% lowers, which can be used to build your own “unregistered” AR-15. Here’s the sign:
You’ll notice that there’s an ultra scary AR-15 pictured on the sign along with the Ares Armor name – therein lies the rub with the City Council. Here’s a partial timeline of events as recorded on the Ares Armor website:
11.26.13 Sign Erected
12.01-12.07.13 Information Received from Local Police
Ares Armor receives information from local police officer, who will remain un-named at this time, that our sign has angered at least one member of the City Council. This Officer was extremely professional and courteous, he risked his career by giving us this information. He is a true American Patriot who will do the right thing even when the establishment is against him. We will not be releasing his name to protect him from the apparent Tyrannical Government that rules National City.
01.09.14 Threats from Local Government
The city fails to identify any individual or even sign the letter in which they threaten us with fines and jail time. In this letter they attempt to interpret their city code very creatively in order to attack an ideology that they disagree with. Please note that in over 90 years of this billboard being refaced time and time again, no previous tenant has received anything like this. We erect our sign and in less than 45 days this is the welcome we receive.
01.13.14 Appeal Sent to Local Government
You can view the entire saga on the Ares Armor website, and also check out an interview Ares did with Nutnfancy which provides more details/background, but it’s pretty clear to me what’s going on – the ultra liberal, anti-gun City Council is abusing their power to push their political agenda.
The Local Government of National City thinks it is acceptable to re-interpret their own city code to suite their political agenda if a message appears that does not suite their liking. They have chosen to attack us based on opposing political views. They have abused their elected positions in order to silence those who do not agree with them. WE WILL NOT BE REMOVING OUR SIGN. I WILL GO TO JAIL FIRST! If it is a fight they want, it is a fight they shall have.
- Dimitri Karras, CEO Ares Armor
If you would like to join me in contacting the National City councilmembers to respectfully intercede on behalf of Ares Armor, the relevant contact information is below.
City of National City
1243 National City Boulevard
National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 336-4235
Councilmember Jerry Cano
Phone: (619) 336-4234
Councilmember Mona Rios
Phone: (619) 336-4237
Councilmember Alejandra Sotelo-Solis
Phone: (619) 336-4283
Leslie Deese-City Manager
Phone: (619) 336-4240