We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so; Mossberg is the latest manufacturer to bail on Dick’s Sporting Goods and its Field & Stream subsidiary, following up on our prediction that other companies would soon be “reviewing” business ties with the retailer. Springfield Armory got the ball rolling last week, citing Dick’s’ hiring of gun control lobbyists as a bridge too far. NSSF expelled Dick’s from membership the next day. Yesterday, MKS Supply, which distributes Hi-Point and Inland Manufacturing, also severed ties with the company. Now, it’s Mossberg’s turn. Full press release below:
Mossberg Statement on Dick’s Sporting Goods
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, announced today its decision to discontinue selling products to Dick’s Sporting Goods, and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring of gun control lobbyists in April 2018.
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.
“It has come to our attention that Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired lobbyists on Capitol Hill to promote additional gun control.” said Iver Mossberg, Chief Executive Officer of O.F. Mossberg & Sons. “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.”
Consumers are urged to visit one of the thousands of pro-Second Amendment firearm retailers to make their purchases of Mossberg and Maverick firearms. Firearm retailers can be found through the Mossberg Dealer Locator by visiting mossberg.com/dealers.