Almost three months ago, Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest U.S. sports retailers, announced its stores will stop selling all assault-style rifles and will require gun buyers to be at least 21.
The move took effect immediately at Dick’s more than 700 stores, marking a dramatic shift by a major seller of weapons and hunting gear in the aftermath of the Feb. 14 gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
But, Dick’s actions have consequences. In a response to Dick’s new firearms politics, one of the largest gun manufacturers in America, Springfield Armory, has announced it will no longer do business with Dick’s.
The move came after it was reported that Dick’s was working with lobbyists to enact new gun restrictions on Capitol Hill.
“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,” the company announced Thursday.
“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.”
The company went on to emphasize its belief that the right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed under the Constitution, and applies to all adult Americans, provided they are not criminals.
“We at Springfield Armory believe that all law-abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution,” the statement continued.
“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,” Springfield said. “Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company.
The armory concluded by noting that Americans’ constitutional rights exist because patriots and the Founding Fathers actually fought for them. As a result, it’s wrong to let those rights go to waste.
“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.”
Thank you, Springfield!!
Dicks is about to see what happens when deplorable people get mad. I hope that Dick’s feels their absolutely moronic decision in their bottom line. Between the revenue they lose from not selling the firearms, the additional sales that were generated by gun buyers picking up the additional gear and the store boycotters, it’s going to hurt.
Now if the other firearm might follow suit joined by firearm accessories mfg we who support the 2nd Amendment can use this action to make a loud and clear statement.
Do you think others should follow Springfield Armory’s example?
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