Swap Your TOMS Shoes for a Free Magazine from Adams Arms
Russ Chastain 11.29.18
Adams Arms has launched a program called #MagsForToms to help folks get rid of their TOMS shoes in exchange for an AR magazine — and the shoes will ultimately be useful to homeless veterans and other needy folks.
It recently became known that TOMS Shoes has decided to pony up $5 million to push for gun control, as well as campaigning to turn their customers into gun control activists. You can read more about that here. If you’re unfortunate enough to own some TOMS shoes and you’re understandably upset about their decision, don’t just toss them in the trash. Send them to Adams Arms!
Last week, Toms shoes founder, Blake Mycoskie, publicly stated that Toms would donate $5 million to various anti-gun organizations under the guise of “universal background checks to end gun violence.” The reality of the situation is that the concept of a “universal background check” does nothing to stop criminals from getting ahold of firearms, as it only affects the law abiding.
To combat this and take a stand for all Pro-Second Amendment citizens, Adams Arms launched a campaign to send a message that gun owners will not sit by idle and allow the continued degradation of the Rights of the American People. Jens Krogh, the VP of Sales and Marketing for Adams Arms, said the company believes in more freedom for Americans… not less.
The original buyback campaign was to send a free 30rd magazine to anyone (10rd magazines to those in restricted states) who sent a pair of new or used Toms shoes (postmarked) before January 1st, 2019 and burn the Toms via Instagram live, but Adams Arms had a slight change of plans.
‘Originally we were going to burn the shoes, but decided that’s no way to treat something that could be used again by homeless veterans,’ VP of Sales & Marketing, Jens Krogh, said.
‘But then we thought to ourselves… we should at least make the shoes less hippie. So we’re going to alter them with a pro Second Amendment message and THEN donate them to several worthy causes for veterans and impoverished people living in oppressive countries where they do not have the freedoms we cherish.’
The folks at Amend2 Magazines, which makes magazines and other firearms accessories right here in the good ol’ USA, cottoned to the idea and donated a bunch of magazines to the #MagsForToms project.
For every pair of Toms Shoes sent in, one Amend2 30-round (or 10-round) magazine will be sent to your door!
This is cool. If you’re interested in swapping some TOMS for a mag while also helping those in need, here’s what you do:
Send Adams Arms your shoes at:
Mags for TOMS
1551 Gunn Highway
Odessa FL 33556
You must include a note with your shipping address and email address. It must be legal to ship a 30-round mag to your state, or if you live in a restricted state, Adams Arms will send you a 10-round magazine.
Before you send them… post a picture with #shoeburn #magsfortoms and #shallnotbeinfringed to spread the word.
For further information about Adams Arms, please visit www.adamsarms.net or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For more information about Amend2 Magazines, please visit www.amend2mags.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
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Hopefully it won’t be long until TOMS goes by the wayside and nobody even remembers the name. In the meantime, enjoy those magazines thanks to Adams Arms!