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Mossberg to stop selling products to Dick's Sporting Goods

Firearms manufacturer O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. said May 9 it will stop selling its products to Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. after the latter hired government affairs firm Glover Park Group LLC to lobby Congress on gun control.

Mossberg said it will not accept any future orders from Dick's or its unit Field & Stream and is reviewing contractual agreements.

"It has come to our attention that Dick's Sporting Goods recently hired lobbyists on Capitol Hill to promote additional gun control," Iver Mossberg Jr., CEO of the firearms maker, said in a statement, adding: "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."

Business Insider reported April 17 that Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying its inventory of unsold assault-style rifles.

Dick's decided in February to stop selling assault-style rifles at its Field & Stream stores after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed. The retailer of camping supplies, sporting goods and guns had already ceased sales of the rifles in Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012.