A few months back Dick’s Sporting Goods decided to stop selling AR style rifles and raise the age for firearm purchases to 21. A lot of sportsman have declared that they will no longer shop at Dick’s and have launched a grassroots boycott. Springfield Armory has now joined the fray and announced a new policy that will show solidarity with 2nd Amendment supporters.
The American Rifleman posted a press release from Springfield armory stating that they will no longer be doing business with Dick’s Sporting Goods and their affiliate the Field and Stream 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.
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 right 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.”
It is good to see firearm companies sticking up for our God given rights. Hopefully other companies will follow suit.