Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Cabela's Reaction to Jim Zumbo's Rant

The following email was posted on Arfcom by member "USPcompact":


Thanks for your comments. While Cabela’s believes everyone has the right to express their own opinions, we strongly disagree with Jim Zumbo’s February 16 posting on his Hunting with Jim Zumbo blog on Outdoor Life’s Web site.

Throughout our 46-year history, Cabela’s has firmly supported all aspects of shooting sports. We strongly support the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and the right of every U.S. citizen to purchase, own and enjoy any legal firearm of their choosing.

While we fully support Mr. Zumbo’s First Amendment right of free speech, we believe his opinions on this matter are counter to those shared by Cabela’s and many of our customers. Cabela’s Legal Department is currently reviewing contractual obligations and commitments regarding our sponsorship of the Jim Zumbo Outdoors television show.

Have a great day.

While Cabela's is probably best known as a hunting and fishing store, they sell a lot of guns, including many black rifles. I imagine they are pretty POed right now.


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Anonymous said...

This is tragic. I first heard of Jim Zumbo as a kid reading Patrick McManus books. I knew Mr. Zumbo as one of the best advocates for outdoor recreation, hunting and firearms. The RKBA community is shooting itself in the foot by castigating this gentleman. Through their insane persecution of Mr. Zumbo, they have made great progress in establishing themselves as the reactionary mob that so many Americans perceive them to be. THey are also marginalizing one of their best advocates.