As you’ve probably heard, Troy Industries’ actions over the past few weeks have been…questionable.
First, Troy hired former anti-gun Chicago police commissioner Jody Weis as an instructor for their training division, Troy Asymmetric (who has since been let go).
Second, and probably worse, Troy hired a gentleman by the name of Dale Monroe. As you probably know, Mr. Monroe was one of the FBI snipers involved in the Ruby Ridge fiasco back in 1992. Although it was Lon Horiuchi who took the shot that killed an unarmed Vicky Weaver, Dale Monroe was quoted as saying it was a justified shooting and that he would have taken the same shot.
Owner Steve Troy recently put out an announcement on AR15.com and is standing by his decision to hire Mr. Monroe. While I commend him for standing by his beliefs in the face of mounting public backlash, we at Hammerhead Armament stand by our beliefs as well. Make no mistake, everyone; the battle for our gun rights in this great country is as tough as ever and we all need to stand together. To put it bluntly, this is not an act of standing together.
As of the end of today, Hammerhead Armament will be suspending sales of Troy Industries products until further notice.
Let me assure you, we did not come to this decision easily. Troy Industries products are outstanding and have a great reputation in the industry. However, we simply cannot stand by a company that employs someone who has no respect for another human’s rights, due process, or the Constitution.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will adjust accordingly.
Owner and CEO
Hammerhead Armament LLC