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Author Topic: The Rock River Arms, Springfield Armory, IMFA, SB1657 Debacle  (Read 553 times)

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As you may have heard by now, Springfield Armory and RRA seem to have really stepped in it.

Both companies are members of the Illinois Firearm Manufacturing Association, who initially opposed an IL gun bill that would have imposed cumbersome state licensing requirements above and beyond the existing Federal Firearms Licensing framework on firearms dealers, manufacturers, and individual involved in more than nine firearm transfers per year.

After securing an exemption for manufacturers (and allegedly unbeknownst to the two primary members of the association), IFMA dropped their opposition to the bill, which has now passed through the IL Senate by a narrow one-vote margin.  Many have seen this as the manufacturers, who claim ignorance and 100% opposition to the bill after the fact, selling out and making a deal with anti-gun legislators in the state known for strict gun control measures. 

For more details, read the full article on the GunLink Blog and discuss the situation here or in the comments section.

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Re: The Rock River Arms, Springfield Armory, IMFA, SB1657 Debacle
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 09:28:59 PM »


But wait, there's more...

Both companies have now released new statements throwing IFMA under the bus and claiming to have severed all ties with the organization. 
PLOT TWIST:  IFMA appears to be funded and controlled entirely by Rock River Arms and Springfield Armory principals.   :o

Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms Still Aiming for Damage Control After Gun Control Bill Exposure
Both Companies Claim to have Severed Ties with… Themselves?


« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 09:31:59 PM by GunLink »

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Re: The Rock River Arms, Springfield Armory, IMFA, SB1657 Debacle
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 11:46:38 AM »
They really stepped on their dicks here.  Maybe they'll come out of it like Ruger and S&W (eventually) did.  Springfield isn't small-time, they might be able to take the hit.  Maybe they'll spin off some company to keep bringing in the HS Produckt pistols, I doubt the M1A and SAINT can keep them going if this takes a bad spin.  I don't know about RRA.

 

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