Skip to comments.Dick's Sporting Goods Ends Sale Of Assault-Style Rifles, Citing Florida Shooting
Posted on 02/28/2018 7:07:01 AM PST by rktman
Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sports retailers in the U.S., has announced it is immediately ending its sales of assault-style rifles and requiring all customers to be older than 21 to buy a firearm at its stores.
Additionally, the company will no longer sell high-capacity magazines.
CEO Ed Stack announced the decision ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday, the same day survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are returning to class. Stack said the 19-year-old gunman allegedly behind that massacre, which claimed 17 lives and wounded many more in Parkland, Fla., had actually purchased a firearm from the retailer last November.
And he said that while the weapon a shotgun was not used in the shooting, the revelation deeply affected Stack and his colleagues at Dick's.
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I shop at Academy as it is, so no loss to me.
But I will not drop a dime at Dick’s ever again.
Yes, they did it before. I guess Dick’s must’ve quietly returned the popular stuff to the display racks since then, but I can’t say when - I haven’t darkened their door since their last capitulation.
There is an actual gun store half a mile from the dickheads here. Plus dicks caters to the suburbanite Subaru crowd anyhow.
Academy is run by good people and has much better prices. Plus, Academy wholeheartedly supported the first responders during Harvey.
Here’s a strategy that needs to go viral:
Load up your cart with $1000’s worth of merchandise and then go to the fire arms department. Ask for an “assault-style” (whatever that is) rifle. When they tell you about the policy, look shocked and angry and leave your potential purchase in the cart and walk out.
Doing this enough will get their attention.
I have had some business dealings with this company.
Let’s just say that they live up to their name better than anyone I’ve ever done business with.
Dick’s has always been a wienie.
They don’t sell “Scary Rifles” in most stores anyway. I would never buy from them because their prices are high to begin with.
By years end he will be King of America.
Well, other than that pesky Transmission issue they've been keeping quiet about.
Hey, Subaru Owners out there: Websearch on Subaru Transmission issues. They will fix free of charge and are extending the warranty.
Good idea. I have visited their store and found their products way overpriced. I dont even consider them if i need to buy anything.
Roger that. Haven”t set foot in one since then either.
I said do it ENOUGH, widespread enough, and upper management WILL get the message.
They did this after Sandy Hook. They also tried to screw us on a shotgun shell sale. We never went back. Bass Pro Shop and Academy Baby!
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