The main entry is here. The supposed apology is here.
Then, I wrote an email the online editor at Outdoor Life magazine. I am including it here in it's entirety.
Subject: Fire Zumbo todayZumbo is supposedly sponsored by Remington. I guess I'll write them next.
I just read Jim Zumbo's rant against AR and AK rifles and his supposed apology.
To say that I am livid is an understatement. I take particular offense at this paragraph:
"I call them "assault" rifles, which may upset some people. Excuse me, maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I'll go so far as to call them "terrorist" rifles. They tell me that some companies are producing assault rifles that are "tackdrivers."
Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don't need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I've always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don't use assault rifles. We've always been proud of our "sporting firearms.""
Who does this guy think he is? The M16 rifle, along with the variants that make up the AR class of rifle is the official shoulder weapon of the US military. With these words, Jim places hundreds of thousands of active, reserve, and guard personnel in the same ranks with terrorists. I carried an M16 for many, many years and I am today qualified with an AR as part of my police training. Does that make me a terrorist? I think not, and I am offended at the implication.
Zumbo isn't anyone that I would want carrying my opinions. I don't think you want him carrying yours. We're all terrorists in his eyes.
I guess all the folks who shoot NRA highpower matches are terrorists, too. I bet the Brady organization is going to have a field day with this. Jim Zumbo just set the 2nd Amendment back thirty years.
I won't buy another Outdoor Life as long as Jim Zumbo is affiliated in any way with the magazine. Fire Zumbo today and get someone who understands all the shooting sports.