How do you feel about this apology? Would you buy a gun from Devil Dog now?
The Firearm Blog reports:
Devil Dog Arms was founded in September of 2010 with a company image depicting the snarling bulldog that is the United States Marine Corps Devil Dog and the slogan “If you’re looking for average, they just aren’t it!” Now, six years later, company co-founder and CEO Joe Lucania has admitted to stolen valor. The following statement was released by Lucania through Devil Dog Arms’ Facebook page on April 10th:
I have no more involvement in any capacity with Devil Dog Arms.
With Sincere Apology,
Joe Lucania.” (All capitalization his own.)
Lucania built Devil Dog Arms based on a foundation of his USMC service as a sniper, which is apparently a lie.
The Stolen Valor Act as it stood under former President George W. Bush was significantly altered in 2013. To see the full context of H.R. 258 Stolen Valor Act of 2013 which is the law as it stands today, click here.
Oh and Joe, we always capitalize “Marine”…
*As it stands right now there has been no official statement regarding the future of Devil Dog Arms.