View Full Version : Standing Up

Rich Lucibella
October 30, 2002, 02:43 PM
As some of you know, when the DC Drive-By Shooters were caught, they had a Bushmaster Rifle in their possession. Naturally, such vaunted organizations as the VPC and Brady Center moved immediately to smear this company...though we've seen no such attacks on Chevrolet.

We contacted Bushmaster to offer them a free 1/2 page ad in the February S.W.A.T issue, to use however they please. Bushmaster graciously accepted and decided to use the space for honest response (rather than pure advertisement). I think they've done an outstanding job of standing up for common sense...Class Act!

Today, the following poster has been posted around the Bushmaster factory.

4V50 Gary
October 30, 2002, 02:52 PM
Friends are those who stand by you when the chips are down. You're a true friend of the industry and of our cherished Second Amendment.

Bartholomew Roberts
October 30, 2002, 03:12 PM
BZ to SWAT and Bushmaster both!

October 30, 2002, 03:41 PM
I want an upper reciever just like that one in the poster. I also want a stock like the one in the poster. Maybe I'll get one from Santa Claus if I ask nicely and clean the house a few times.

October 30, 2002, 03:43 PM
Very gracious of Rich L, SWAT, and a great response /use of space by Bushmaster.

October 30, 2002, 04:19 PM
Awesome of you to do that Rich, a deed a true patriot like yourself should be proud of ! Makes me even prouder to subscribe to S.W.A.T. Come January hopefully I will have enough $ to own a Bushmaster I have wanted one for a very long time.

October 30, 2002, 04:56 PM
That was really nice of you Rich.

I met the president of Bushmaster at the SHOT show. Seemed like a decent guy. Really friendly, loved to talk about his guns, even to just a regular guy like me who was just there to look.

October 30, 2002, 04:59 PM
Classy gesture, classy response, classy magazine. :)

Rich Lucibella
October 30, 2002, 05:11 PM
Well, somehow this is coming off as being about S.W.A.T. That honestly wasn't my intent. It should be about the people at Bushmaster, and their willingness to respond directly to the accusations that have been made about them.

I truly appreciate the kudos, but we're not the ones in need of the moral support just now. By all means, drop them a line at [email protected]


Chuck Dye
October 30, 2002, 06:59 PM
The best place for a class act is a classy venue. Nicely done!

October 30, 2002, 07:04 PM
Now I'll have to go buy a new Bushmaster to show my support for the company. :)

Jamie Young
October 31, 2002, 01:32 AM
GOOD I'm sick of seeing people duck their heads. Its time to stick to our guns. (Pun intended)

October 31, 2002, 02:55 AM
that's awesome. thanks for doing that. i hope bushy gets some good press over this sometime.

October 31, 2002, 05:49 AM
Yes, Rich, the Bushmaster ad shows class; but it's class those good folks would not have had the opportunity to show, were it not for your class act.

Well done, Sir.

October 31, 2002, 11:21 AM
Again kudos to you Rich and kudos to Bushmaster also.
They were told they could use the space however they saw fit. They could have gotten themselves some free prime ad space. After all, I'm sure the general readership of SWAT is one of their prime audiences. They instead took a classy alternative and attempted to explain (once more) why firearms freedom are absolute.

Johnny Guest
October 31, 2002, 12:19 PM
I am pleased and proud to be associated with Ruch Lucibella and his class enterprises, and especially his handsome offer to Bushmaster.

I am very proud of the Bushmaster people for their gracious acceptance of Rich's offer, and the manner in which they chose to use it. Wish I could REALLY show appreciation for the company by buying one of their products, but that's not currently in the cards . . . :)

Thanks, All! Class Shows


October 31, 2002, 12:52 PM
Great Job Rich!