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Recent moves from Dick’s, though, has the gun community doubting where the company’s, and Stack’s, loyalties truly lie. Last week, federal documents came to light revealing that Dick’s had hired three Beltway lobbyists to lobby for gun control in Congress, a move that officially began at the end of April. Dick’s also shared last month that it would destroy the weapons it will no longer sell — a strong statement about its attitude toward this inventory.
As a response, vendors are gradually backing away from the Pennsylvania-based retailer. Yesterday, the parent company of Mossberg guns, O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc., announced in a press release that it would no longer do business with Dick’s. It was not diplomatic about the reason for this decision either.
“It has come to our attention that Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired lobbyists on Capitol Hill to promote additional gun control,” CEO Iver Mossberg wrote. “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.”