The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) told the Washington Free Beacon its recent decision to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods was based on the company’s decision to lobby for new gun-control legislation.
April 2018 saw the most gun-related checks run through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s background check system.
The owner of shooting sports brands like CCI, Federal, Savage, American Eagle, and others told the Washington Free Beacon its recent decision to phase out its investment in two firearms manufacturers was a long-term business decision that wasn’t impacted by recent political developments.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.) wrote an op-ed for USA Today calling for the government to ban and confiscate assault weapons across the United States.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has hired three lobbyists to push Congress for gun control measures, according to federal records.
The nation’s largest gun-control political action committees raised just over $1.4 million in March, about 60 percent of the amount raised by the National Rifle Association’s PAC.
A number of major media outlets misled their readers on Monday by inaccurately reporting on the gun-carry policy for the upcoming National Rifle Association convention.