Nice to know you Dick’s. Biggest fuck up in retail history.
“Hogue said they are distancing themselves from Dick’s Sporting Goods and their Field & Stream affiliate, removing them as an authorized dealer of Hogue products. In a statement, Hogue leadership said the retailer brought it on themselves with their recent decisions to no longer offer standard capacity magazines, restrict the minimum age of rifle buyers to 21, and hiring lobbyists to advance gun control efforts.
“Hogue has a long-standing tradition of supporting American enthusiasts with top quality firearm accessories and refuses to work with any organization who supports restricting the rights our Founders fought to provide and protect,” said third-generation managing owner, Neil Hogue.
Over the past half-century, Hogue has been known for their handgun grips but in recent has have expanded their product line to include rifle stocks, knives, holsters and gear bags among others. Dick’s currently lists a number of Hogue grips in their catalog, as does Field & Stream.
Hogue joins other firearms icons such as Mossberg, Springfield Armory and others that have backed away from Dick’s so far this year.
“We are happy to stand alongside our friends in the industry, such as Springfield Armory, who no longer work with Dick’s,” said Hogue, whose grandfather founded the company in 1968″
“Early this morning, Brownells sent out a Tweet indicating that YouTube had restored their channel. YouTube has had gun owners very upset with them for months now. However, the national media attention drawn by banning Brownells probably caused YouTube and its parent company Google a little too much bad publicity.”
“In a move that is both shocking and unsurprising at the same time, the video hosting powerhouse YouTube has terminated Brownells’ channel citing violations of their “community guidelines”. In the professional business of gunsmithing, tools, parts supply, accessories and more recently firearms sales, Brownells has been a pillar of the shooting community for nearly 100 years. While countless old-fashion catalog sales companies died off with the ecommerce revolution, Brownells adapted, embracing online sales and customers with an easy to navigate website and strong social media presence.
It is unclear at this point what part of the community guidelines YouTube alleges that Brownells violated to get terminated or if there is a possibility of being reinstated. However, as channels with a heavy following continue to receive strikes, warnings and terminations, the fate of user and corporate generated firearms content on YouTube are becoming bleaker by the week.”
June 05, 2018 02:41 PM
“ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to allow teachers to ask a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students.
The Democrat said on Tuesday that he will introduce the idea as legislation. He acknowledged it will face criticism from Republicans.
Under the measure, teachers and school administrators would have legal standing to petition a court to remove any firearms from the homes of students considered a threat to themselves or others.
Teachers unions say it’s a better way to prevent school shootings than arming teachers.”
“A gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant, leading to a bystander shooting him dead in the parking lot.
Oklahoma City Police said the gunman, who walked into Louie’s Grill & Bar on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, wounded at least four people.
“A bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him,” Oklahoma police tweeted Thursday night.
The shooter was the only person who died in the incident. His identity was not confirmed as of Thursday night and his motive was unknown. Police said the incident is under investigation.”