The fallout from the Springfield Armory and Rock River Arms carve-out on Illinois’ licensing scheme has been nothing less than brutal. The words “they’re dead to me” pretty much sum up the prevalent reaction.
So the question now becomes: is there anything they could do to get out of the proverbial doghouse? Smith & Wesson survived their political debacle. So did Ruger. What would it take — if anything — to put Springfield and Rock River Arms back in your good graces?