Mossberg Becomes Second Firearms Co. To Cut Off Dick's

O.F. Mossberg & Sons has become the second gunmaker to sever ties with Dick's Sporting Goods, and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring of multiple gun control lobbyists in the wake of the Parkland shooting. 

“The lobbying records show Dick’s hired two Democrats and one Republican from Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm, for ‘[l]obbying related to gun control’,” reported The Fedrealist in May.

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.”

The move follows that of Springfield Armory, a major handgun and rifle manufacturer, which announced last week that it would several all ties with Dick's over the lobbyists. 

The three lobbyists tapped by Dick’s to push for gun control are listed by name in the federal disclosure forms, which are required by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to be filed quarterly: Joel Johnson, who worked for both President Bill Clinton and Senate Democrat leadership; Andrew King, who worked for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); and Christina Brown, a former staffer for Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). -The Federalist

“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,” the maker of the popular XD, XDS, and XDm semi-automatic handgun lines wrote on its Facebook page. “This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory.”

In February, Dick's announced that they would no longer sell rifles to anyone under the age of 21 - to which Springfield Armory replied: 

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,” the company wrote. “At Springfield Armory, we believe in the rights 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,” concluded Springfield.



overbet Pure Evil Wed, 05/09/2018 - 22:24 Permalink


To whom it may concern,

Being dedicated to physical fitness and an outdoors-man, I have spent at least $4,000 per year at Dicks for close to a decade. Due to your recent attacks on my second amendment rights I will never spend another penny with your company. I wont allow my family to shop there and I will actively encourage friends to do the same. Guns are not a problem. People are the problem which is why we need guns. You have lost a loyal customer. 

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Katos Pure Evil Wed, 05/09/2018 - 23:38 Permalink

This seems to be part of the "LIBERAL INSANITY "!! in the mentally deranged desire to always be right,  regardless of facts,  these liberals are actually shooting themselves in the DICK, just so they can be right?? The Starsucks by my house used to have a line around the block, holding up traffic and pissing everyone off. Now a days after thier CEOs mental melt down, theres ample room in the parking lot, and the bums have moved over to mc Donald's driveway to panhandle ? I love to see Karma in action.  If these morons are really this stupid , they deserve to lose thier business.

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NoDebt bigkahuna Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:36 Permalink

Dicks is one of those stores that when I go in there they just never seem to have what I need.  Hand warmer packs for a winter camping or hunting trip?  Sorry, we are out now, try next Thursday.  0* sleeping bag?  Uh, no, we only have bags rated down to 20* in stock right now.  Pair of hiking boots for my son?  Sure, as long as you don't mind shelling out $180 for a pair.  Kid-sized baseball glove?  Sorry, we only carry a good selection in the spring, we seem to be out of those now.  

It's the most frustrating fucking store I've ever tried to do business with.

I have never, nor would I attempt to ever buy a gun from them.  HH is right- get something from your local FFL (I have a friend who runs a shop out of his house in Allentown).  Looks like a regular house from the outside, inside most of the living and dining room and all of the basement looks like an armory.  He says he does a lot of business with cops when they are buying guns for personal use because he is very discrete.

Every couple years I buy a gun from him, have him do a trigger job on it before I pick it up, and then I go have fun with my new toy.


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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 a Smudge by an… Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:19 Permalink

REI was taken over by liberals. I remember going to their original store on First Hill as a kid. It's where I got my first knife, a very pretty pearl handled Gerber. It had a short blade, about three inches. The old store had all kinds of animals on the walls. Stuffed ones. Stuffed fox, stuffed mountain goats, stuffed birds. Of course when they built the big new fancy store they left out all the stuffed animals. As a kid, I loved seeing those stuffed animals! The knives and ropes and climbing gear. The maps. Amazing map selection.

I still have an REI tent that I used for years for camping. Three season with a rain fly that goes all the way to the ground and it works. I know, I ended up in that tent for a few days while I was looking for a place to rent and it was fucking pouring that week. Nothing inside got wet and it never leaked.

Life member, here too. One more place that has been infested with idiots.

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pparalegal NoDebt Thu, 05/10/2018 - 05:27 Permalink

They took over the BK Sports Authority big mall store near me. I went one time. Just a very overpriced brand name Chinese clothing store and 19 year old know nothing sales clerks. Obviously corporate is run by social justice Hogg type college graduated MBA's who think they can run any business. Those grads haven't thought I can actually get a basketball or socks at Amazon or on EBay. Anymore I make the trek to Bass Pro or Cabella's. At least they have employees who know there is difference between fresh and salt water fishing poles.

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44_shooter bigkahuna Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:54 Permalink

Went to Dick's Sunday so my wife could try on some 5.11 Tactical pants - Dick's employee told us "we don't carry ANYTHING tactical.  Yeah - Dick's IS an appropriate name for these idiots. 

Of course most don't realize that these Dick's refused to sell guns or ammo AT ALL in California when they started opening up stores.

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FEDbuster 44_shooter Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:16 Permalink

If I had the time to fuck with them, I would go in and start asking to look at some SA and Mossberg guns.  When they finally tell me they no longer carry them, I would ask them to explain why?   After asking for the manager, etc...  I would ask where they have some Dicks logo pussy hats, then leave the store laughing out loud.

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