NORTH HAVEN, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, announced today its decision to discontinue selling products to Dick’s Sporting Goods, and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring of gun control lobbyists in April 2018.
Effective immediately, O.F. Mossberg & Sons will not accept any future orders from Dick’s Sporting Goods or Field & Stream, and is in the process of evaluating current contractual agreements.
“It has come to our attention that Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired lobbyists on Capitol Hill to promote additional gun control.” said Iver Mossberg, Chief Executive Officer of O.F. Mossberg & Sons. “Make no mistake, Mossberg is a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and our Second Amendment rights, and we fully disagree with Dick’s Sporting Goods’ recent anti-Second Amendment actions.”
Consumers are urged to visit one of the thousands of pro-Second Amendment firearm retailers to make their purchases of Mossberg and Maverick® firearms.
Today the National Shooting Sports Foundation AKA the NSSF which is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods (and Field and Stream Stores) from membership due to pro-gun control activities which are contrary to the goals of the NSSF.
I find it ridiculous that in the USA we have lost common sense and think that firearms are the problem when its painfully obvious that we have a serious social problem in this country that goes much deeper than more firearm controls that have never proven to resolve any issues.
I don’t fully grasp the concept that, in the USA, the ‘tool’ is to blame for an act that was perpetrated by a human. Should we institute controls for any item that is used to harm another person? For example, rocks, bricks, baseball bats, rope, duct tape,exploding mobile phones and etc.
I hope we can find a common sense solution that works…
In light of Dick’s Sporting Goods newly minted pro-gun control stance, Springfield Armory is the first firearm manufacturer to cut ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods.
I can’t wait to see who cuts ties next.
This was posted yesterday on the Springfield Armory Facebook page:
Springfield Armory announces its decision in response to Dick’s Sporting Goods’ attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms
GENESEO, IL, (05/03/18) – Springfield Armory is severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring a group for anti-Second Amendment lobbying.
This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory. In addition, they have denied Second Amendment rights to Americans under the age of 21. We at Springfield Armory believe that all law abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution.
It is clear where Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, stand on the Second Amendment, and we want to be clear about our message in response. Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company. At Springfield Armory, we believe in the rights and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question. We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans.
Sig just announced a new carry size handgun the P365.
“Introducing the game changing P365. Micro-compact everyday carry size with unprecedented 10+1 full-size capacity.
The P365 is striker-fired, with the clean crisp trigger pull you expect from a SIG. Lightweight and easy to conceal, the P365 is chambered in 9mm and is rated for +P ammunition.
Included standard is SIGLITE night sights, a 10-round flush fit magazine, and a 10-round extended magazine. An optional 12-round extended magazine allows you to bring the total capacity to 13 rounds. “
Update: Sig Sauer had a supply problem with the company that produces the sights for this gun. As a result, there was an unplanned delay and sig had to locate a new supplier and get the parts built. Expect some delays in availability of this firearm.
The House of Representative passed HR38 which includes the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCR) and the Fix NICS Act.
The CCR act will allow legally licensed concealed carry in any state that issues permits regardless of which state issued a permit. This will make it easier to travel with a lawfully concealed firearm.
The Fix NICS legislation is designed to make sure NICS contains updated disqualifying information so that firearm purchase background checks are correct.
Here is a link an NSSF document that details the basics and contact numbers of all Illinois state senators. Illinois residents please call your state senator and let them know you oppose this bill. You have to take action.
Today the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced the results of their ‘FixNICS’ campaign. Their goal was to help states become reporting members of NICS, especially as related to mental health records.
NICS is the FBI’s background check system used by firearm retailers in most states. The system is only as good as the data it contains and most states were not sending information about individuals who due to their mental health status would be prohibited from owning a firearm.
Please read more details about the goal of the FixNICS campaign and the results here: