The past few months we have seen private companies such as YETI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Delta airlines use their position to try to push the gun control agenda. Now Hornady is doing it but they are standing up to anti-gun agenda and refusing to sell their product to anti-gun agencies.
The ammunition company Hornady issued a press release in response to New York’s anti-gun stances. This past month New York’s government has advised banks and other financial institution to stop doing business with the NRA and other gun organization. Hornady decided enough is enough and stated that they will no longer sell ammunition to state government agency.
Steve Hornady, President of Hornady Manufacturing
“The State of New York did one of the most despicable acts ever perpetrated by any state by asking New York banks, financial institutions and insurance companies to stop doing business with the gun and ammo industry. While it may not make a difference to New York, Hornady will not knowingly allow our ammunition to be sold to the Government of the State of NY or any NY State agencies. Their actions are a blatant and disgusting abuse of office and we won’t be associated with a government that acts like that. They should be ashamed.”
According to Guns.com, the guidance issued by Cuomo came from the state’s Department of Financial Services on April 19 in the form of official letters to all DFS-regulated insurers and banks in the state. In the missives, Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo urged financial institutions to examine their relationships with the NRA and organizations that promote guns to take “prompt actions to manage these risks” when it came to protecting their corporate reputations. Pointing to the public backlash on gun rights groups and firearm companies in the wake of a high-profile mass shootings that have dominated the news cycle, Vullo encouraged those regulated by her agency that “Corporations are demonstrating that business can lead the way and bring about the kind of positive social change needed to minimize the chance that we will witness more of these senseless tragedies.”
It may not make much of a difference, but it is good to see that great companies like Hornady are standing up for our rights. I would like to see other companies follow suit.