As you know, Tuesday is Election Day. Our nation faces a choice of candidates whose platform could not be more opposing. While neither candidate may be anyone’s perfect choice, there is one thing that we know for certain that could impact our businesses, lifestyles, and nation’s security in unimaginable ways.
If Hillary Clinton is elected, the firearms industry and our Second Amendment Rights will be assaulted. In what specific and detailed ways we may only be able to speculate, but Hilary Clinton is on record as having said that the Supreme Court got the Miller vs. D.C. case wrong, and that she would have “assault weapons” banned forever in this country. Knowing that the next President will appoint up to FOUR new Supreme Court Justices, this point alone should make our vote on Tuesday, the most important of our generation.
There is always a bit of a rush going into a Presidential election cycle. As a company, we have been prepared and have kept our backorder status down to roughly 2-3 weeks on most products we manufacture. However, if Hillary Clinton is declared the winner of this election, we fully expect a run on “black-gun” products across the spectrum including Olympic Arms.
We have been in an Open Enrollment period since October, 2013. This means that any licensed Firearms Dealer who filed a Dealer Application and Federal Firearms License with us was welcomed as a Dealer Direct Buyer, and able to buy any and all Olympic Arms products directly from us here at the factory. During periods of extremely high demand, we often change to a Closed Enrollment period, where new Dealer Direct buyers are no longer accepted. During closed Enrollment periods, any dealer already on file with us is free and open to continue to take advantage of their Dealer Direct buying status. However, any dealer that is not already on file, will be forced to purchase their Olympic Arms products through a national wholesaler or distributor such as Sports South or Bill Hicks.
If on Wednesday morning, America wakes up to a Hillary Clinton victory, we fully expect a rush on business like we have not seen since December 2012. If that turns out to be the case, Olympic Arms will enter into a Closed Enrollment period beginning Wednesday November 9th, 2016 and will no longer be accepting applications for new Dealer Direct buyers.
To avoid being locked out as a Dealer Direct Buyer during Closed Enrollment periods, please make certain that all 8 pages of your fully completed Dealer Application and signed current FFL arrive at Olympic Arms by fax or email no later than midnight, Tuesday November 8th, 2016.
We regret any inconvenience that this may cause to our dealers nationwide, but are certain that such a step is not only the best thing to do for the benefit of the dealers that have been supporting us all along during the Open Enrollment period, but is also necessary to ensure a smooth, unencumbered transition into what is surely to be a very busy period for everyone in the firearms industry.
For a Dealer Application, please click HERE.