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BeggarsWouldRide - Oct. 14, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

Totally unexpected news, but very, very welcome. The podcast from the CEO of Outside didn't exactly give me hope for an interesting (or even mediocre) future for all the brands that are getting gobbled up with venture capital dollars. It was painful to see them publish an op/ed in their outdoor retailer outlet asking if REI was too big while not revealing Outdoor's marketing arm was busy working for Dick's new outdoors stores, Public Lands, which is a direct shot across REI's sizeable bow. 

If the mountain bike world has a Peter Egan, NSMB just hired him.

Camelbak, Bell and Giro Caught in Assault Weapon Backlash - March 7, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Fully automatic fire is not required for something to be an assault rifle. For decades, the main battle rifle of the US military wasn't capable of full-auto fire. (The M16A2 is a semi-auto or 3 round burst weapon)Did that magically make it into a sporting rifle that was suddenly much less dangerous?

Stop being ridiculous. The AR series of rifles was developed by Armalite to kill people effectively. That is why is carried in semi-auto form by thousands of non-military law enforcement officers. And why it has been used to kill dozens of people in mass shootings.

Full auto setting or not, these are effective tools for killing a lot of people. Why do you feel the need to argue semantics about the "proper" name?

Camelbak, Bell and Giro Caught in Assault Weapon Backlash - March 7, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Phillip Peterson, the author of Gun Digest Buyer’s Guide to Assault Weapons (2008) wrote:

The popularly held idea that the term 'assault weapon' originated with anti-gun activists is wrong. The term was first adopted by manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and dealers in the American firearms industry to stimulate sales of certain firearms that did not have an appearance that was familiar to many firearms owners. The manufacturers and gun writers of the day needed a catchy name to identify this new type of gun.

To say a rifle that can interchange most every part with a military issue M16 or M4 is not a "military grade firearm" or that "there is nothing really assault about it" shows either total ignorance of firearms and the military use of them, or an attempt to spread disinformation. (Source: 11B training and expert marksmanship qualification).

Camelbak, Bell and Giro Caught in Assault Weapon Backlash - March 7, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

If you are going to show up and dispute facts, please cite your sources. If your source is a meme, fact check it first.

Santa Cruz Nomad IV - Dec. 21, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

I signed up for an account to publicly call you out, Pete. 

This kind of writing makes my job harder, you jerk.

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