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 â€” rather, from “textiles” â€” 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.