Fort Benning, GA, gun manufacturer says they’ll not comply with Trump’s orders
A gun manufacturer in Fort Bennington, Georgia, says they will not comply to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning firearm purchases for anyone who has been convicted of domestic violence or stalking.
In a statement obtained by Breitbart News, Glock Firearms said the company will not make firearms to those convicted of any crimes including “domestic violence, stalking, or assault.”
The company, which manufactures firearms for law enforcement and military, says it was unaware of any specific law that prohibited them from making guns to such a person.
However, in a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Glock said the Trump administration’s order was a “direct attack on our constitutional freedoms.”
“Glock is committed to making every effort to comply with the Executive Order issued by President Trump on Friday, and we are working closely with the Department of Justice to address any concerns we may have,” the company said.
“The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is committed, as we have said before, to protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.
We are committed to working with the Departments Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Justice Department to address this important issue.”
A spokesperson for the DHS said the department “does not comment on individual requests.”
A spokeswoman for the HHS said the agency “is committed to ensuring that federal firearms licenses are not misused by people who should not be able to purchase firearms.”
The Trump administration on Tuesday signed an executive order barring people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, as well as a new rule that would expand background checks to private sales.
It also extended a temporary halt on immigration for 120 days.
The president signed the order as the nation celebrated its Independence Day on Tuesday.
Trump on Monday signed an order barring refugees and other travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering for 90 days and indefinitely suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees.