_In light of comments made by Jim Zumbo in his February 16, 2007 blog posting on the magazine’s website, Mr. Zumbo has offered to terminate his association with Outdoor Life, and the magazine has accepted his offer. Accordingly, he will no longer be contributing to the magazine in print or online. His final column with Outdoor Life will appear in the April 2007 issue, which has already gone to press.
We respect Mr. Zumbo’s First Amendment right to free speech, and we acknowledge his subsequent apology and admission of error. However, Outdoor Life has always been, and will always be, a steadfast supporter of all aspects of the shooting sports and our Second Amendment rights, which do not make distinctions based on the appearance of the firearms we choose to own, shoot or hunt with._
For more news and reaction see:
“Zumbo takes an e-beating“
“Zumbo issues second apology“
“NRA Publications Suspends Ties with Jim Zumbo“
“Montana Outdoors: Zumbo doesn’t deserve this much grief“
“Remington to Sever Sponsorship Ties with Jim Zumbo“