An ammunition company in Michigan is refusing to sell to customers who voted for Joe Biden, according to a recent announcement on its website.
Fenix Ammunition, which began asking customers about their political leanings following the 2020 election, defended its decision on Twitter.
“Are we serious? Yes, we are serious. Joe Biden ran on a campaign built on the most radical gun control platform a major party candidate has ever had, including banning the online sale of ammunition. Essentially, a plan to bankrupt our company,” the company said.
The thread concluded: “We have no problem talking to Biden voters and educating them on what they did, but they have to be willing to acknowledge their ignorance at the very least. We’re not going to sit here and debate with you. We’re a 2A company and these are our first principles.”
Upon visiting Fenix Ammunition’s website, users are posed with a question: “Did you vote for Joe Biden.”
Answering “No” takes visitors to the Fenix website. Answering “Yes” redirects to Joe Biden’s gun control platform, which proposes ending the online sale of ammunition across the country.
To gun owners who may have voted for Joe Biden for reasons other than his gun control platform, Fenix recommends they, “immediately sell any firearms you own out of solidarity.”
Fenix insists that they’re willing to take a financial hit to take a stance on Biden’s anti-gun agenda.
“We don’t want your money, and you shouldn’t want us to have it because we’re going to use it to make more ammo, sell it to the citizenry, and do everything in our power to prevent Joe Biden’s administration from usurping the rights of Americans,” the company said.
Fenix isn’t the first gun-related company this year to make a political statement by refusing service to Biden voters.
“We don’t have guns or ammo for Biden Supporters. Sorry for the inconvenience,” wrote Trigger Firearms and Reloading, LLC, on its Facebook page January 20.
Fenix’s Twitter announcement was met with a predictable mixture of support and opposition, but at least two Biden gun owners weighed in.
One voiced his support for Fenix despite their stance.
As a USMC gulf vet, a NRA member, and a true American. I’d buy from u to support ur noteworthy position, I voted for Biden. there’s no perfect candidate Biden was less of 2 evils. Much lesser. But I still support ur movement 500%. SEMPER FI— Tebashe (@Terral_S) February 13, 2021
But another vowed not to purchase ammunition from Fenix if they were “the only store in the state.”
Another fine example of the maturity of the Republican party today. I'm a gun owning lib, I wouldn't buy ammo from you if you were the only store in the state.— JR Bids (@JrBids) February 12, 2021
A few lost customers aren’t likely to hurt Fenix’s bottom line. Like most ammunition companies in 2021, Fenix doesn’t appear to be suffering from lack of consumer demand. Fenix offers some of the most popular handgun and rifle ammunition, and all their offerings appear to be sold out.
“On average, our inventory has lasted only an hour or two when updated,” the company posted on Twitter January 15. “We are doing our best to manufacture items as quickly as possible given the limited supply materials, but the demand FAR exceeds the supply.”
The company produces 9mm, .45ACP, 10mm, .223 Rem., and .300 Blackout for practice, competition, and self-defense.