In response to Dick’s Sporting Goods making more and more pro-gun control business decisions, gun manufacturer Springfield Armory has severed all business ties to the store.
“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 said in a statementreleased Thursday.
The “anti-Second Amendment lobbying” Springfield is referring to is based on recent reports Dick’s has hired “two Democrats and one Republican from Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm, for ‘[l]obbying related to gun control,’” according to The Federalist.
Springfield also cited other actions Dick’s has taken in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:
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,” the statement concluded.