Sunday, February 18, 2007

Letter to Remington

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February 18, 2007

Mr. Tommy Millner
President & CEO
Remington Arms Company, Inc.
870 Remington Drive, P.O. Box 700
Madison, NC 27025-0700

Re: Jim Zumbo's Antigun Comments on the Internet

Dear Mr. Millner:

I am writing to you to express my outrage at comments made by Jim Zumbo on his blog. As I'm sure you're aware, Remington is a sponsor of Mr. Zumbo's blog.

In his entry entitled “Assault Rifles for Hunters” dated 2/16/07 , Mr. Zumbo equates owners of semiautomatic military-styled rifles with terrorists, and expresses his displeasure at seeing them in the hunting fields.

Mr. Zumbo has the right to his opinion. However, as you noted in your CEO's Message on Remington's website , we are in a hostile political climate with the new Democrat-controlled Congress. Zumbo's corrosive, elitist, arrogant, and ignorant comments read like a press release from the Violence Policy Center.

Benjamin Franklin said, "We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." His advice is especially true for gun owners and sportsmen today. Antigunners have beaten their drum so loudly for so long that there is no such thing as a politically correct firearm. Mr. Zumbo may not be aware, but the wood-stocked bolt actions that he feels should be used for hunting are going to be vilified as “high power sniper rifles” next if the antis get their way. There isn't too much difference between a Remington Model 700 Varmint model and a 700 PSS, after all.

In the past two months I have purchased 200 rounds of Remington .30-30 170 grain ammunition, as well as 500 rounds of Remington-UMC .30 Carbine. If Remington continues to sponsor Zumbo, I will make sure to spend my money with your competitors who do not provide the antigun agenda with financial support.

I would appreciate it if you would post a reply on Remington's website so that the pro-Second Amendment community knows where your company stands on this issue.


David S. Markowitz

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