A Lesson in Self Immolation Chapter 2: X-Products

X-Products CEO James Malarkey believes in the Second Amendment but…

But believes that right is actually a privilege. Believes that licensing is not an infringement.

Apparently believes the $350 50rd magazine that his company designed and sells is a right but not a right to own because there should be a heavily regimented process to acquire it… like a National Firearms Act or some other series of stringent controls on this inalienable right that he so strongly supports.

Mr. Malarkey seems awful full of his namesake.

Malarkey; Noun, informal.

meaningless talk; nonsense.
“don’t give me that malarkey”


Soldier Systems has two full pages of Malarkey’s malarkey where he lays such pearls of wisdom as:

“Instead of outright banning it, allow people to have some kind of licensing,” he said. “I think it would weed out a lot of crime.” – from an earlier interview he did with CNN

“…I also believe gun ownership is a privilege and that is nearing a tipping point.”

That which is a right is not a privilege, James. That which is a privilege is inherently not a right.

“… however there should be a regimented well-regulated structure to how you should achieve those rights.”

You keep using that word… right… I do not think it means what you think it means.

We regulate the abuse of rights.

We illegalize a right’s violation.

If we “structure” how you use the right, it is not a right.

He then goes into his full licensure layout of this fundamental inalienable right we should not give an inch on… he says that too, I’m questioning his abilities in english comprehension at this juncture.

You can read his whole plan about how to regulate a right through license here at the SSD Screen Captures.

I will say… James, I disagree vehemently. I’m far from alone in that view. Good luck in the immediate sales future within the firearms industry.

Magpul makes an awesome drum magazine that holds ten extra rounds for a third the price and loads easier by the way. Oh and they do not heart the gun control.


Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.