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Tactical Firearms Supports Online Ammunition Ban

Jeremy Alcede, owner of Tactical Firearms, which is located in the Houston metropolitan area near where I live, went on the radio yesterday and voiced his support for a ban on online ammunition sales. Yes you read that correctly. This man wants to trade your freedom in the hopes that he will make a few extra dollars selling ammunition in house. To say that I’m disgusted is a bit of an understatement.

I have, in the past, been a customer of Tactical Firearms. Those days are over.

Hat tip to the incomparable Tam.

Update 8/3/2012Tactical Firearms Reverses Position.

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18 Responses to Tactical Firearms Supports Online Ammunition Ban

  1. Florida Shooter August 2, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    The guy speaks out publicly against on-line sales of ammo?! May he burn in hell! Rarely do I buy any other way and rarely do I buy less than a case. How the hell are we supposed to afford shooting?! Quisling is too kind a word for him!

    • Brandon August 2, 2012 at 11:56 am #

      Exactly – I buy 90% or more of my ammo in bulk online. It’s cheaper and more convenient, and I don’t have to deal with idiots like this guy.

  2. David August 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Wow. Just wow. What a greedy douche.

  3. TK August 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    His statements would be a lot easier to forgive if they were made in ignorance, but clearly they were not. They were made in greed, he basically admits it in the interview. Unreal.

  4. Rodger August 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Brandon, I must admit that I have bought from this clown before, but to hell with him now. Greed is an evil mistress. I hope he wises up and retracts his opinion. But his words have already been spoken, so to believe he will change is skeptical. He will lie just to make money.

    • Brandon August 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      I’ve bought from this clown too. A mistake I won’t repeat.

  5. Scott August 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I don’t like to bad mouth other people in the business……But what a ridiculous thing to say. Online Ammo provides a valuable service to good hard working Americans that are looking to save money on a very expensive necessity.

    • Brandon August 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      Well said Scott.

  6. Dr.L. August 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Ummm, let’s see; Everyone here has just said that they won’t trade with Tactical Firearms, because the owner expressed agreement with an opinion different from theirs?
    Have you just violated his First Amendment Rights?
    Should there be a campaign to support Tactical Firearms, by spending money there, because we all stand for the First Amendment?

    No.

    We won’t support TF because we don’t agree with his opinion. The same way some folks don’t agree with the opinions expressed by Mr. Cathy, and chose to boycott, or, support, his company yesterday.

  7. Tyranny Response Team August 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Tactical Firearms D.J.’s like a mad cunt.

  8. Wil August 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    After going to the site and reading the page, I find out this is not in fact true at all. Copy and paste follows:

    Response to the “owner of Tactical Firearms supports online ammo sales ban”

    First, I want to get it out there that I DO NOT support an ammo sales ban. I am never comfortable with any idea that puts “firearms” or any “firearms related item” and “ban” in the same sentence. I am not a traitor to the 2nd Amendment. I believe all law abiding citizens should be able to possess as many firearms as they want. Fear is used as a tactic regularly and after the most recent scare with the UN Treaty, I must admit that I felt threatened. Threatened that they would sign something into law that banned firearms and this ammo deal seemed like an easy compromise. Here, have the ammo deal but keep your eyes off of my guns.

    My opinion on the online sales ban was clearly made out of being uneducated in the way that laws are passed. I honestly did not see an issue with banning online sales of ammo. I have never purchased ammo online, even before I opened this store 2 years ago, so I really didn’t think stopping online sales would be a big deal. I said “if you give them an inch, they will take a mile” and I truly did not believe that this was giving them anything. The phone calls and emails that I have received have told me a completely different story. The outraged citizens that heard my radio interview and took the time to call or email to voice their opinion, also took the time to talk to me, to explain to me where I am missing the point. I had no idea how passing something into law works and how allowing online sales to be banned opens the door for that law to be amended to change the type of ammo, or the amount, or caliber… the list goes on and on.

    When the comments and emails started coming in after the interview I definitely did not understand the anger. Some people claimed my statement was based on greed, based on profit- and this is absolutely not the case. My prices are competitive with online pricing and in most cases after shipping I beat online prices. I do not gouge our customers like some have speculated. Tactical Firearms is the largest class III dealer in the US, 1 of 3 master distributors of Fiocchi Ammunition, and I strive to offer the best customer service to everyone that walks through the doors. My business runs on volume and the prices are set to drive that volume. My opinion was not formed from fear of competition but the lack of experience with purchasing ammo online and the lack of knowledge of politics.

    I am all about protecting our rights, including our right to privacy. When they passed the law that requires the Southern states to file multi-rifle reports I upgraded our FFL to become a manufacturer so that, by law, I was not required to file those reports anymore. I was contacted by the ATF and asked if I would please still file them as a courtesy and I let them know that it wasn’t going to happen.

    I have posted contact information for our local government on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/tacticalfirearms and urged our customers to contact them and fight for our rights. The idea that anyone believes that I support anything anti-gun is heartbreaking but this experience has certainly opened my eyes and I have learned a lot in these past 24 hours. I see it now. I feel foolish for thinking there was such thing as compromising in this regard. Matt Patrick with 740 AM has invited me back on the show tomorrow morning 8/3/2012 to clear the air.

    I thank those that didn’t just comment on a forum and then turn the other way but contacted me directly. Your input has had great impact on how I view this situation. If anyone else wants to contact me, please do. I am returning all phone calls and all emails to those that requested that I do so.

    Jeremy Alcede

    Jeremy@tacticalfirearms.us

    • Brandon August 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

      I saw that Will, thanks for posting. Just because he changed his stance doesn’t mean that my original post isn’t true. Listen to his interview, he did, in fact, state that he was for the ban. “If this is going to shut ‘em up, then give it to ‘em.”

      I find it very convenient that the very thing he WAS supporting (and now is not, apparently) would benefit him financially, as he himself stated in his interview.

      I also take exception with his statement “we don’t sell to turds. If we see someone come in with tats, we send them down the road.”

      • Wil August 3, 2012 at 5:10 am #

        So he made a mistake, admitted it, and now you’re going to continue to stick to your guns about his earlier position.

        Well, at least we know what kind of men you both are now.

        • Brandon August 3, 2012 at 7:46 am #

          The only thing I’m sticking to my guns on is that I did not misrepresent his statements as you insinuated in your first comment. I’m actually going to listen to his follow up interview and post an update.

          It sounds like he’s CHANGED his position – that’s great. But don’t say “this is not in fact true at all” when in fact it WAS true.

        • TK August 3, 2012 at 7:52 am #

          So you went from saying Brandon was lying to saying that Alcede made a mistake and admitted it? Which is it?

          Sounds to me like you know this Alcede character.

        • Stephen Elam August 3, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

          Agree with you Wil. I have known Jeremy for years. He is a upstanding and reputable firearms dealer. He made a mistake and did all he could to correct it.

  9. Huggy August 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    This guy is a fool. With any luck his business will suffer a serious financial hit. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, dork.

  10. American patriot April 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Sounds like we have a traitor in our midst . He’s not smart enough to see the big picture the communistic devilcrats have in mind to not only infringe upon the second amendment but trample it into Oblivian with their evil plan .for him to publicly speak in sup port of their plans makes him one of them and a pawn in their plan ,as well as a parasite on freedom just as they are(devilcrats) that is .ditto may he rot in hell or n Korea or china!!! I am holding back what I really think of him but not to easily!

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