Dick’s Sporting Goods is continuing to feel the consequences of its decisions on weapons following the deadly Parkland school shooting.
Another major gun manufacturer announced Wednesday that it is severing ties with the sporting goods store after it hired three Washington, D.C., lobbyists to push for gun control legislation, the National Review reported.
Dick’s had already banned the sale of assault-style weapons and raised the minimum age for purchasing a gun to 21 after the mass shooting at the Florida high school in February that took the lives of 17 people. But the move to lobby gun control efforts on Capitol Hill was the last straw for several prominent gun manufacturers.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc., the parent company of Mossberg guns, issued a statement announcing the end of its relationship with Dick’s Sporting Goods. . .
“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,” he added, telling customers to “visit one of the thousands of pro-Second Amendment firearm retailers” instead of Dick’s.
— Mossberg (@MossbergCorp) May 9, 2018
"@DICKS no longer will sell long guns to someone under 21. They're basically villainizing modern sporting rifles, and they've hired lobbyists to oppose our #2A rights." —Charles Brown, @MKSsupply #NRA pic.twitter.com/m4Et9yUFT1
— NRATV (@NRATV) May 10, 2018
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