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NPS Shuttering Springfield Armory?

Michael Bane reports that the National Park Service may be shutting down the Springfield Armory National Historical Site in Massachusetts:

Yesterday Jim Shepherd at the SHOOTING WIRE and I received information ostensibly from an insider whistle-blower that the Springfield Armory is quietly being disassembled. According to the information we received, the new director not only has no background in firearms — rather, from “textiles” — but sees no benefit in preserving “old guns.”

Again, according to the information we received, the curator has been removed, the huge arms library has been closed and the new administrator is in the process of locking up the arms collections.

Both Jim and I are working to either confirm or deny the information, but so far no one at Springfield is talking.

If this is confirmed, it would indeed be a tragedy.

6 Responses to “NPS Shuttering Springfield Armory?”

  1. Hal says:

    That’s just like the liberals in America for you – they’re all for eradicating the three historical things that made this country thrive, endure, and attain greatness: guns, guts, and God.

  2. Adam says:

    That’s terrible news, especially for a die-hard Springer fan like myself.

    Would you mind if I posted the link to this post on the 1911 forums? If you’d like to do it instead, please feel free.

    http://forums.1911forum.com/index.php

  3. Sebastian says:

    Go ahead, just make sure to mention it’s not confirmed yet.

  4. Adam says:

    Werd, and thank you.

  5. Jones says:

    And we lost concealed carry on Federal lands this week as well

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