MEC faces calls to drop outdoor brands owned by U.S. gun manufacturer

Mountain Equipment Co-op says it will be meeting today to discuss future plans for several well-known outdoor brands owned by major U.S. ammunition and gun manufacturer Vista Outdoor Inc.

MEC has been facing increasing calls on social media to drop brands such as Giro, Camelback, and Blackburn because their Vista parent-company also produces a similar type of rifle to the one used in the Parkland, Florida shooting earlier this month that left 17 people dead.