Mossberg Firearms Ends Its Relationship With Dick’s Sporting Goods

On May 9th Mossberg made this press release:

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.

Way to go Mossberg!

I wonder will will cut ties next?

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods

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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.

You can read the NSSF’s news release here:

https://www.nssf.org/nssf-expels-dicks-sporting-goods/

Way to go NSSF. Who will expel them next?

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…

Springfield Armory Severs Ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods

springfield armory logoIn 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.

You can read the post here:

https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldArmoryUSA/posts/10155883466519425

 

Dick’s Sporting Goods Hires Gun Control Lobbyists!

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I guess this is a first.

A company that actively sells firearms has hired a firm to lobby congress on their behalf in support of GUN CONTROl.

Yep, that is correct, Dicks Sporting Goods (as well as Field and Stream Stores) are now  pro-gun control.

I guess destroying all of their ‘AR-15’ style weapons inventory and refusing to sell to persons less than 21 years of age was not enough.

Please share this news with everyone you know, especially those who are pro-gun and let them decide if they want to support that chain anymore.

I know my answer.

You will also want to contact all firearm related manufacturers that Dick’s carries and let them know that you are concerned and ask them if they plan to stop selling to Dick’s and take it from there.

This will not stand.

Details are here:

http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/02/dicks-sporting-goods-hired-four-democrat-gun-control-lobbyists-april-records-show/

 

 

 

GLOCK ANNOUNCES G19X 9MM PISTOL HANDGUN

Glock announces their new handgun the G19X in Coyote.

From Glock:

“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” says GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey.

“The pistol was developed for the military using GLOCK’s combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability.

Through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in all situations with ultimate reliability and accuracy.

Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection. With proven results, the G19X delivers maximum efficiency and trustworthiness.”

 

Glock G19X
Glock G19X

 

You can buy it here once its released:

http://shop.redcircletactical.com/catalog.php?search_for=764503026911

 

SIG SAUER ANNOUNCES P365 NITRON 9MM MICRO-COMPACT PISTOL HANDGUN

Sig just announced a new carry size handgun the P365.

From Sig:

“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. “

Sig P365
Sig P365

 

 

You can buy it here once they arrive:

http://shop.redcircletactical.com/catalog.php?search_for=798681589067

 

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.

US House Passes Both Concealed Carry and Fix NICS Legislation

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.

 

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Latest News on the Hearing Protection Act / Silencer Law Reform

Two interesting articles with recent updates on the attempt to get silencers/suppressors removed from the NFA registry for you to enjoy:

http://thehill.com/regulation/legislation/350333-lawmakers-spar-over-gun-silencer-bill

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article170748667.html

 

You can buy a silencer here:

http://shop.redcircletactical.com/catalog.supressors

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State of Illinois Considering Dealer Licensing Legislation Bill SB 1657

The state of Illinois is considering enacting state level firearms retailer legislation. In its current form the bill would likely cause closure of most firearm retailers in the state.

Here is a basic overview:

  • Dealers would be licensed by a by a five-member board consisting of a police chief, a state police officer, an officer of an anti-gun organization, a lawyer, and an FFL holder.
  • All licensed firearm retailers would be subject to inspection and the licensing board would retain the power to close a retailer at any time based on their definition of public safety reasons.
  • In order to apply for a dealer license the applicant must have worked in a licensed gun shop.
  • The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation would establish dealer licensing fees without any oversight.

 

 

If you care about firearms and live in Illinois you need to take action.

Here is a link to the bill:

SB 1657

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.

NSSF SB1657 document

 

NSSF Announces Results of their FixNICS Campaign

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:

FixNICS campaign.