Dick’s Sporting Goods is a huge company with over 600 locations, encompassing every state except Alaska, Hawaii and Montana. Among the many sporting goods products they sell, they are among the nation’s largest sporting goods retail company. They sell everything from equipment, clothing, accessories, fishing and hunting supplies, which makes them one of the largest firearm retailer.
After all of the liberal hype and emotional weeping and crying for more gun control, Dick’s announced that they were immediately stopping the sales of all assault-style weapons, along with large capacity magazines. The store also said they will not sell any firearm to anyone under the age of 21.
(New York Times) – One of the nation’s largest sports retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, said Wednesday morning it was immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores.
The retailer also said that it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines and that it would not sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age, regardless of local laws.
The announcement, made two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff members, is one of the strongest stances taken by corporate America in the national gun debate. It also carries symbolic weight, coming from a prominent national gun seller.
Late last week, after coming under attack on social media for their ties to the National Rifle Association, a number of major companies, including Hertz car rental, MetLife insurance and Delta Air Lines, publicly ended those relationships, issuing brief, carefully phrased statements.
The current CEO of Dick’s said the new policy is a direct result of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, two weeks ago. The decision is placing Dick’s directly into the middle of the current gun control versus gun rights argument that is occupying much of the liberal media. Not only will Dick’s suffer a revenue loss by no longer selling these firearms and magazines, but they certain to lose sales from gun rights advocates who see Dick’s move as giving into the liberal hysteria.