Springfield Armory has severed all ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods over the store’s decision to retain lobbyists to attack the Second Amendment.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has been virtue signalling hard of late. As well as its decision to pull all Modern Sporting Rifles from sale, it publicly claimed it was going to destroy them, rather than return them to the manufacturer.
Well now it has followed up by hiring three gun control lobbyists. So, the writing is probably on the wall in terms of selling guns at Dick’s anyway, but Springfield Armory has at least gone out with a blaze of glory. It is the first manufacturer to sever ties with Dick’s. We don’t think it will be the last.
“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,” said Springfield Armory’s Facebook page. “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.”
Dick’s Sporting Goods claims it won’t sell any Modern Sporting Rifles anymore, but it will be interesting to see where it draws the line. An ‘assault weapon’ is such a broad and meaningless term it can be applied to anything and it’s hard to see how Dick’s Sporting Goods can go on selling guns at all when it has taken this aggressive stance.
We’ll see what the fallout is, from customers and the vocal Youtube crowd, in the weeks ahead.
Springfield Armory makes, in our opinion, the very best CCW in the world with the XDMOD2 9mm. It also makes an almighty selection of 1911s and AR-15s, but you’ll have to go somewhere else to buy them in future.
You could buy your guns online, for instance, here…