In another blow to Dick’s Sporting Goods, gun manufacturer Mossberg announced on Wednesday it will be cutting all ties with the outdoor store after it was revealed that it hired Washington, D.C.-based gun control lobbyists.
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“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,” Mossberg wrote in its statement.
“It has come to our attention that Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired lobbyists on Capitol Hill to promote additional gun control.” Iver Mossberg, the chief executive officer of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, said. “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.”
Mossberg further encouraged its customers to look at the “one of the thousands of pro-Second Amendment firearm retailers to make their purchases.”
The gun manufacturer is just the latest in a long line of companies and organizations severing ties with Dick’s. Springfield Armory announced it stopped conducting business with the store earlier this month.
“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,” Springfield Armory said in a statement.