Springfield Armory is a manufacturer of handguns and rifles. It was established by George Washington in 1777 to aid in the Revolutionary War efforts. Due to Dick’s announcement that is hiring lobbyists to focus on gun control legislation, the armory has severed all ties with them.
Dick’s has retained three lobbyists to push congress to restrict the Second Amendment. Subsequent to the Florida shooting, Dick’s suspended the sales of assault guns and recently made the decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles from their inventory.
Dick’s also owns some Field & Stream stores which are still selling the Ruger Mini 14 despite the company’s policy on banning sales of assault rifles. The Ruger is a semi automatic rifle using 5.56/.223 ammunition.