model (which most closely resembles the M1911A1 that â¦ My return trip to Illinois prevented me from meeting with Mr. Larson in person, but we did have a good conversation. The frog welcomed the scorpian onto his back for a ride across the river after a few words of reassurance as well…. The fact that you could be bought off by a corporate statement (I hope that was all) is concerning. Can you give me a good reason why this is going on, and/or perhaps a reason why I shouldn’t run this story?”. Boycotting is very effective. And it is sad that it happened to one of the more highly regarded names in the industry, Springfield, which has been around for decades, and also Rock River, which has slowly built up a very good name for itself. And the tens of thousands in contributions to anti-gun legislators. It would seem so. I’ve heard and seen first-hand the weirdness that some people slip into when they have a brain tumor or brain injury. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud Mr. Boch’s work. I find the finish to the article very bizarre. Long term friends/allies begging him to call off the dogs? If SAI and RRA did know about buying the carve out and years of donations to anti-2A politicians, they are quisling traitors. The dang bill had to be edited to add that in. Mark Larson, along with his brother Chuck, founded Rock River Arms in 1996 when they began producing high quality 1911-style pistols and AR-15 style rifles. Buy guns, sell guns, trade guns. All content is posted anonymously by employees working at Rock River Arms. SA and RR still fail to explain how a manufacturing group (composed entirely of SA and RR, run by their chosen in-house executives) of two entities can claim that their lobbyist took unapproved action. I’ve never cared for Rock River Arms so none of my money or support has gone their way. Rock River Arms is owned and operated by brothers Mark and Chuck Larson. John, if that’s true, then you must enjoy being shot in the back. Glassdoor gives you an inside look at what it's like to work at Rock River Arms, including salaries, reviews, office photos, and more. Flint River Armory, LLC [email protected] Primedia or whatever its fucking Crony Capitalist Corporate Amerika I’m afraid that John’s excessively conciliatory approach may influence readers to likewise adopt the idea that the whole debacle really was just one big misunderstanding, and in doing so, prevent les collaborateurs from receiving their just desserts. As was also stated, hiring someone to lobby for them and then not knowing what that lobbyist was doing on important legislation that could affect their bottom line is difficult to believe. Also Tom Reese, SA’s co-chairman, is secretary of IFMA. Mr.Boch, you make no sense what so ever. You are embarrassing Kalifornian gun owners with that statement. Do you think anything that T-BAG or John Bock says is credible???? I agree with American Idiot. Cannot see any other viable event, unless we speculate in the twilight zone that the paid lobbyist truly went rogue and kept the represented organizations completely in the dark. In December 2003, after outperforming 10 other manufacturers in rifle abuse tests, Rock River Arms was awarded a contract with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a minimum of 5,000 LAR-15 rifles to be purchased over five years. I had high hopes for her and Rock River Arms. Lordy. Rock River Arms, Inc. remains open for manufacturing during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Congratulations on kicking that heroin habit and no longer beating your wife. type in your search and press enter Toggle navigation. So with your antipathy towards the site, why are you here? I am wondering this because of the discrepancies between the IFMA tax statements (which show the disbursements) and the campaign disclosure forms (which do NOT show the contributions). OUT OF STOCK (0) LWRC SIX8-A5 6.8 SPC. Or, you know, it’s f’ing automated by viglink like half the dang sites on the web. True Lemmings!!! Theirs are made of military spec steel this and that. Have you ever read about S&W and Ruger? Whitney O’Daniel from the National Shooting Sports Foundation was there at key times. Must be 21 to purchase. This welcome news came five long days after the world first learned of IFMA’s deal to trade opposition to a gun licensing scheme for a carve-out for existing manufacturers and big box stores. I’ve worked for a lot of companies and I can tell you this without a doubt- the treasury officer knows every dime that comes and goes and every large dollar transaction is approved by them. Samuel Adams. I no longer need any marketing material from your company. I just scratched the XD from my list of contenders for my next purchase. Then they were caught. Use them for the fight now, make them crash and burn when the fight is over. Rock River Arms, Inc. offers a complete line of American made, custom built AR15 style rifles. You acknowledge all this contact months prior and all this time they did NOTHING. It’s a bit sarcastic, I think. Money to anti gunner Dems goes back years! See our full line of Rock River rifles here at Impact Guns! I think what John means is that SAI & RRA now have the opportunity to put their money where their mouths are and put their big boy pants on and TRULY help to stop this bill. I’m still not buying the remorse from these 2 companies since their time-delayed responses seems extremely contrived and coordinated at every step. Senator Don Harmon, being the dedicated anti-gunner he is, introduced a slightly altered version again this year, SB-1657. Thanks John! THIS ISN”T A BIG OOPSY, IT”S CALLED A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR! Coming in at the end of the game with their “we didn’t know what was going on and we’re against it” BS wreaks. Buy from someone else. I hope my fears about this situation are disproven and that I will owe you an apology, and if I do I will appologize, but this is concerning and disappointing. We need to keep pushing the boycott of their products. I suggest “ONE WEIRD TRICK FOR DESTROYING YOUR GUN MANUFACTURING BUSINESS!” would be an excellent title. They knew, they gave money to anti’s and your going to welcome them to the fight? Rock River Arms, Inc.® (RRA) wants to assure the Illinois (and national) firearms community that we are still 100 percent opposed to the Gun Dealer Licensing Act – … There’s a bit of irony in that. I figured if they learned of my discovery of their lobbying group’s donation history, that might convince them that cutting a deal on SB-1657 was a bad idea. What the hell is this? As an Illinois resident, and a Springfield merchandise owner, I hope these two men step up big time to defeat this bill and I also hope they do not give more money to those who hate us because we own the means of our defense. Why did Springfield and Rock River Arms wait until Monday to issue a response? Any future purchases will be from manufacturers west of the Mississippi, or at least south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Leave a penny, take a nickel huh bud? Steve, the word “firearms” is hyperlinked in your text! I say top heads should roll at both companies and their board members should stand up and change the culture. We can certainly use their help. That would make absolutely no sense if he had “gone off the rails”. When they finally got around to it, I’ve been wondering if they were truly misinformed or even uninformed… Or if they were backpedaling as a damage control or CYA procedure. “…I welcome these two companies to the front lines of the fight for gun rights in Illinois.”. He’s forgone more money for the cause than most would believe. Mr. Keller’s response: “Man, there’s no way I’m going out to SHOT with a dealer licensing bill hanging over my head.”. I am agahst at this whole mess. Thank you John. Compare pay for popular roles and read about the team’s work-life balance. From The Gun Writer. Carpetbaggers representing Everytown, Moms Demand, Gabby Giffords’ ARS and the Brady Campaign, to name a few, found their way to our fine state. Maybe Mr. Boch is heavily medicated? Gun Classifieds, Guns for Sale, No Fees, 45000 guns for sale. I also won’t be selling any of my 3 excellent Springfield firearms. That’s when I did more research on the political donation story. TTAG has a few gun company advertisers. rock river arms (in stock) 0.0. a4 9mm upper receiver. Some may never forgive and none should forget what has transpired. But, it is my understanding that these names were on the most recently available 990. My only question at this point is, what other companies have been doing similar things with nobody to draw back the curtain and expose them? When you ran your first “story”, you sensationalized it by titling it that SA and RRA specifically carved out a deal as if you knew that for a fact when you did not. You welcome them? I could be wrong and they may be totally innocent….but their tardy reaction and especially the fact that they blew you off back in February when you tried to discuss the behavior of their ‘trade associaton’ with them, indicates to me that they either knew and approved or knew and didn’t care. How about a dumbed-down clickbait article that explains it all? More like knowing when you’ve won and being gracious in victory. Sure – they are full of explanations to cover their asses, but they are still the swine that started it all!! It’s easy enough. I welcome you to the productive side of society. There are 4 people listed as Directors on IRS form 990, Dennis Reese, (CEO of SA) and Tom Reese, (Co-chairman of the Board of SA) and Chuck Larson, (Co-Owner of RRA ) and Jay Keller, the actual lobbyist. Then boycott them and destroy them after they’ve spent money making it easier to take them down. Flame on, POTG, for my disagreeing with the “quick to respond masses”. In the end, we killed it off as part of an “all hands on deck” effort. There are bashers that claim it ain't military spec. And a decent used Springfield is still cutting into their bottom line, they make profits selling new product, the used market is a direct competitor. The work is long, thankless and often frustrating. Or, he could read about it with everyone else at TTAG. Springfield Armory just sent me an email pleading with gun owners to fight against SB 1657. How many of the “activists” who now won’t buy that new SA gun can’t even be bothered to follow a link and send the pre-prepared letters for their own state – much less join? It was the most vicious thing in the article, making their hypocrisy with regard to 2A plain as day by pointing out that now they ‘may’ be doing what they said they were this whole time). Illinois doesn’t need socialists like these guys. NEVER FORGET – BOYCOTT SPRINGFIELD ARMORY and ROCK RIVER ARMS FOREVER!!! Not everyone is jumping on the kill SA/RRA bandwagon, it would seem. rock river arms (in stock) 5.0 (1) forged a4 upper receiver assembly. I see posts often on WOG from state-run gun rights organizations asking for help. That so that can sell FAKE analytics to those companies to get their advertising dollars. We rallied the troops. Or perhaps they might call and give me a legitimate explanation. Over the past week, I’ve had a couple of questions about this situation. The entire thing is just a shame. Unbelievable. This is a factory new LAR-15/AR-15 forged 7075 T6 Aluminum stripped lower receiver from Rock River Arms. Rock River Arms LAR-15 Tactical Operator 2 with RRA Dominator2 EOTech Mount $1,399.99 $979.99; Brand: Rock River Arms; Item Number: BB2512; Rock River Arms ATH ADVANCED TACT HUNTER CARBINE 5.56 $1,370.00 $1,369.99; Notify Me When Available; You really have absorbed too much of that culture. Rock River Arms. They are a cancer meant to divide us for personal gain. Got it too. F them ….period. They did this same kind of crap back in 2000 when they promised Clinton all kinds os BS. Men like John will be watching. Hard to follow all that, how about a quick summary or a tweet. He _had_ to have been directed to take no poisition. Time to walk and stop talking. There are way too many options out there, so spend your money elsewhere. Are you serious? Boards don’t often have 100% turnover in just a few years. You let people get away with shady stuff, they will keep doing it. The work is long, thankless and often frustrating. You’re supporting anti gun laws and companies who defend and pass those laws, what do you want people to call you? For gun rights forces, once more, it was all hands on deck. They knew what was going on, period. If what they say IS true and they didn’t know what was going on, so much the worse. Are they trying to do the same thing in the firearms industry???? Enter the Rock River Arms IRS 2. DONT pretend for a second they’ve changed their views or are honest about working to defend rights now, they got what they want and now are feeding you all BS to the highest degree and you’re gobbling it up. So what do you think? The logic is fine, except for the fact that you can shoot .308 and .458 socom and .338 Federal and tons of other large calibers out of tons of other semi-auto guns. I hope they can somehow magically stop this bill (for their sake…I own some SA products I like a lot), but I doubt it and I along with many others will hold them accountable if they don’t. For proof of that, just look at TFB where they are owned by Vertical Scope, an internets™ behemoth that has bought up damn near every internets™ forum around. I told him to compare and contrast the IFMA Form 990s with the ISBE website, just as I’d done. Negotiating an amendment to the legislation to exempt these companies in exchange for them dropping their opposition to the bill did not happen suddenly and off the cuff! And now, whether the bill passes or not, the damage has been done. We warned Prairie State residents of its terrible provisions. We take this situation very seriously and are looking into how this very unfortunate lapse in communication occurred. Welcome, Springfield Armory and Rock River Arms. This is the Rock River Arms company profile. 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