Outoor retailer REI halting orders of stoves from Vista

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Outoor retailer REI halting orders of stoves from Vista

Postby M-Quigley » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:58 pm

http://www.whio.com/news/local/the-late ... 3Uo2gvXCP/

The title of the article says LL Bean to raise the age requirement of rifle sales to 21, but if you scrool down you'll see this:

Outdoor retailer REI says it's halting future orders of some popular brands — including CamelBak water carriers, Giro helmets and Camp Chef stoves — whose parent company also makes ammunition and assault-style rifles.

Seattle-based REI has been facing mounting pressure from some customers since last month's school shooting in Florida to stop doing business with brands owned by Vista Outdoor, which also has a shooting sports division that includes Savage Arms. The pressure included online petitions that garnered thousands of signatures.

Late Thursday, REI issued a statement noting that while it does not sell guns, it expects companies that do to help prevent mass shootings. The statement said REI will "place a hold on future orders of products that Vista sells through REI while we assess how Vista proceeds."

Vista did not return an email seeking comment.
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Re: Outoor retailer REI halting orders of stoves from Vista

Postby kcclark » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:25 pm

CamelBak?? Oh brother. My son just aged out of Scouts so he won't be abusing his CamelBak as much as he used to do. But .... he might need to go rifle shopping. :D
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