Well, I didn't ever not get it, as the tone and content of your original post betrays the true motive. However, I do not think that your assessment of the Bushmaster policy as categorically "arbitrary" is necessarily corrent. To compare the Bushmaster position to another AR manufacturer, simply examine the case of Armalite. Without getting into a whole pissing match over Armalite quality versus Bushmaster, it is Armalite's stated policy to not sell lower receivers - only complete rifles. Whatever the reason behind Armalite's decision, one should be assured that it was a decision reached only after a great deal of discussion within the company. In the case of the Bushmaster LEO rifles, while I may or may not agree with the Bushmaster policy, I can see that Bushmaster only sells LEO-marked products as complete rifles. Since there is absolutely no material difference between an LEO-marked lower receiver and an unmarked one, Bushmaster apparently reasoned that if someone wants a lower receiver, they can buy one. By not making LEO-marked lowers available to the public, what are they missing out on? Apparently, the sale of one lower to cmjohnson. Other than that, it would appear that a reasonable person can clearly see that there is no material difference between the marked and unmarked articles, and will purchase the article that affords the buyer the desired utility. I have no use for a product that is otherwise identical to another product, save for the addition of some particular inscription.
With regard to your assertion that Bushmaster is somehow stepping on your rights, to that I say "Wah!" Bushmaster is a private company engaged in commerce. They reserve the right to do business with anyone. By making a particular product unavailable to a particular market segment, unless as a result of some blatant discrimination, is their prerogative. Consider my engineering company. We provide structural engineering services to industrial clients exclusively. For example, we design foundations for structures and machines. We do not, however, design foundations for residential buildings, by our choice. Are we denying residential engineering consumers their "right" to receive engineering services? No. There are plenty of engineers that will do the work for those clients; we're not one of them. We choose not to serve that particular market segment, and we've got plenty of reasons why not. In the case of the Bushmaster LEO-marked receivers, the case is even more clear. Bushmaster is not denying cmjohnson the opportunity to buy an LEO-marked receiver, they're denying everyone the opportunity. It is clear to me that the only way to obtain an LEO-marked Bushmaster receiver is via the purchase of a new LEO rifle from Bushmaster.
It looks to me like you're looking for a fight where there isn't one. If you continue your Crusade, good luck, I guess. It seems though as if you're exerting a great deal of effort for a decidedly pointless cause.
Edited for spelling and sloppy board code.