Two major outdoor retailers are cutting ties with a large outdoor sporting goods company over its connections to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its production of assault-style weapons following last month’s school shooting in Florida.
In a statement posted to its website Thursday, REI, a large outdoor recreation co-op, announced it would place a hold on orders from Vista Outdoor following last month’s shooting.
The company (VISTA) also has a “shooting sports” division, which sells a line of semi-automatic rifles, ammunition and gun accessories.
Its shooting brands also include Federal Premium Ammunition, which sponsors the NRA’s online video channel, NRATV, according to The Washington Post. Vista has also been a prominent vendor at the NRA’s annual gun show.