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The recent decision by Dick’s Sporting Goods to take an extremely active, liberal stance against the Second Amendment has resulted in no shortage of backlash against the company.

While Dick’s stores themselves had already taken a few steps backward on the inalienable right years ago, after the Parkland, Florida massacre of Valentine’s Day, the retailer took things up a notch by adjusting their policy at sister store Field and Stream – a move that so incensed Americans that Field and Stream Magazine felt it pertinent to issue a clarification that they have no relation to Dick’s or the stores of the same name.

Heck, the controversy even ended up being parodied by incredibly niche websites that deal in satire and frisbee golf.

Much of the animosity toward Dick’s has come from the conservative public of the United States, but now we are discovering that the company itself is not immune to rightful criticism of their vast overreaction.

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An investor confronted the CEO of the Dick’s Sporting Goods chain at an annual shareholders meeting in Pittsburgh, blasting the retailer’s recent restrictions on gun sales and its anti-gun advocacy.

David Almasi, a vice president at the National Center for Public Policy Research, attended the meeting Wednesday representing the think tank’s Free Enterprise Project, according to a report by Fox Business. Almasi accused Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack of violating fiduciary duties by knowingly and purposely giving up money.

“[Dick’s] has damaged its reputation by lending its voice and its resources to those who want to abolish the Second Amendment,” Almasi told Stack. “Thirty percent of American adults own guns, and another 11 percent live with someone who does. You’ve now alienated them.”

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Whether or not this increased anger will work to reverse the decision by Dick’s ownership has yet to be seen, but it wouldn’t be the first time that a company attempted to appeal to the liberal lunatics and still make a buck.

Bank of America had also recently succumbed to the pressure of petulant progressives such as David Hogg, vowing to no longer work with manufacturers of semi-automatic rifles.  That decision was reneged upon literally days later when BOA approved a massive bit of financial assistance for struggling gun maker Remington.

I guess that the best way to mitigate virtue signaling is by throwing cash at somebody, eh?

Somehow, that feels even dirtier than BOA sticking to their guns, no pun intended.

 

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