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Hard Times for Dick's as Second Amendment Supporters Respond to Company’s Anti-Gun Bent

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Hard Times for Dick's as Second Amendment Supporters Respond to Company’s Anti-Gun Bent

We have recently been reporting on the bizarre anti-gun activism of one of the nation’s larger firearm retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods and its affiliated Field & Stream stores. First, the company announced it would stop selling most centerfire semi-automatic rifles at its stores, carry only limited capacity magazines for semi-automatic guns, and ban firearm sales to certain legally eligible adults. It then took the further step of declaring it would destroy its inventory of the newly-restricted firearms at company expense. And if that weren’t enough, the news also recently broke that the company had hired expensive D.C. lobbyists to push for gun control measures on Capitol Hill.  

Dick’s, in other words, was positioning itself as a rising star in the field of corporate gun control activism, in obvious contradiction of its own financial interests. 

Now, however, the pro-gun community is parrying Dick’s gun control thrust with their own countermeasures, while customers appear to be eschewing Dick’s to search for bargains elsewhere.

Last week, the Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries – voted unanimously to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership in the organization. While the NSSF noted it supports the rights of its members to make individual business decisions, it determined that Dick’s new polices do not “reflect the reality of the vast majority of law-abiding gun owners” and constitute “conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation.” Law-abiding gun owners, the company added, “should not be penalized for the actions of criminals.”

Meanwhile, members of the firearms industry have also begun withdrawing their products from Dick’s and Field & Stream outlets. 

First, Illinois-based Springfield Armory – maker of several lines of highly-popular rifles and pistols – announced early this month that was “severing ties” with the two retailers. In announcing the decision, Springfield Armory stated, “we believe in the rights and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question.” It concluded, “We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans.”   

Iconic shotgun maker O.F. Mossberg & Sons followed up this week with its own announcement that it will “not accept any future orders from Dick’s Sporting Goods or Field & Stream” and is “in the process of evaluating current contractual agreements.” Mossberg’s press release on the decision cited its own “staunch support[] of the U.S. Constitution and our Second Amendment right” and its disagreement with “Dick’s Sporting Goods’ recent anti-Second Amendment actions.” 

MKS Supply, marketer of Hi-Point Firearms and Inland Manufacturing, LLC, has now become the latest supplier to cut off Dick’s and Field & Stream. Its president, Charles Brown, justified the decision on the basis that “Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, have shown themselves, in our opinion, to be no friend of Americans’ Second Amendment.” He went on to cite several “wrong” moves by Dick’s in recent months, including “villainizing modern sporting rifles in response to pressure from uninformed, anti-gun voices” and “hiring lobbyists to oppose American citizens’ freedoms secured by the Second Amendment.”  

This industry pressure on Dick’s comes at a sensitive time for the company. Its shares took a steep 6.3% dive in March, amid what analysts described as a “downbeat outlook.” Indeed, its own CEO Edward Stack admitted his new investment in gun control “is not going to be positive from a traffic standpoint and a sales standpoint.”

How that assessment squares with his own obligations to the company and its shareholders is unclear. Profits, after all, are where the rubber meets the road in any business enterprise. 

What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that Dick’s has inserted itself into a tight spot from which it might not emerge unscathed, if it manages to survive at all. Its business with Second Amendment supporters in particular may well grind to a halt.

Should that happen, Dick’s will have no one to blame but itself, and especially Mr. Stack. Dick’s example should serve as a warning for other businesses in the firearm sector that would hope to find common cause with activists who are seeking nothing so much as to put gun sellers out of business for good.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      I’d be dumping that stock now if i had any. The Dickheads can go to another country and spew their political poison.

    • Detergent

      It’s all about companies “virtue signaling” to their preferred customer bases.

      At Dicks, some MBA looked at a spreadsheet and said, “Hey, we make a lot more money selling Nike sneakers to liberals than guns to conservatives. Let’s show those liberal Nike buyers that we’re on their side!”

      Over at Springfield and Mossberg, their marketing people saw it oppositely. “Hey, we make our money selling firearms. Let’s let the conservative firearms buyers know were on their side.”

      And so it goes, and so it will go, on and on, in our very polarized culture.

    • Everette

      Yes Dick’s made a mistake ! A really big mistake . People look at the leaders and say so you really don’t care that my family is safe because I own a gun and will use it from possibly a rogue government lead by the liberal lefts , or gangs that want everything I own including my wife and children for their sex toys . Or Muslim refugees that want to destroy America and implacates allah akabar to all that won’t worship their black meteorite rock in the Mecca tower . Or the nwo vatican natzi forces that want to behead White type A positive blood types because they are Hebrews from Noah’s son Shem . Bush passed a law it was alright to behead people . Obama bought 30,000 guilotines which are now in Georgia and Montana . Hillary was ready to use them had she gotten into office . She stated she was removing guns from all Americans as her first agenda . Secondly she was going to start a war with Russia whom she had sold part of America’s Plutonium too . But little did anyone know her and Obama had already brought in over 150,000 Russian troops along with UN muslim troops and Muslim Isis fighter acting as refugees . Not to mention MS-13 gangs . So when America sees a company like Dick’s making statements in Treasonist actions against the Constitution we may forgive but we don’t forget . Anyone can say we made a mistake , but is true sincerity in their hearts or are they sorry they did not have the pull they thought they would have to remove America’s guns ? Anyone pushing gun control is among the natzi vatican regime ! The hippocrate pope is now say Christians are Hippocrates for carring guns . In the Bible we are told to resist the devil and put in the whole armor in the day of evil so that we cn stand and when we have done all to stand our ground , we are commanded to stand stronger and not back up ! The pope is a damn hippocrate !!! He has armed body guards that have sworn they I’ll give their lives to protect this reptilian devil ! Jesus called them out saying you are the sins of your father the devil and his works you will do . You snakes , vipers and graces full of dead mans bones . And yes Jesus was talking to the roman men who had taken over the Levitical Preisthood after they had GOD’s chosen men removed . The Preisthood was a bunch of esau edomites from rome who had been given the office to lead Judea astray . Jesus made a whip and ran them out of the Temple saying you have made My Fathers house a den of thieves . Dick’s future does not look good . I say let them fail because they truely have not repented and turned to the light of GOD . In the old testament GOD told Israel to remove the evils inhabitants of the land , kill them and wipe the earth free of their evils ! Godly people are not commanded to stand around ideal watching the satans take over everything that stands for good . You see the vatican has gotten one of their books into the Bible . They compiled the books they chose to go into the Bible . There are only a few books singled out by GOD as HIS words to the prophets that are within the Bible . These books contain the Bible Codes . They hold the foretelling of time and actions and events , where they took place and whom was involved in the past , present and future . Only GOD could know these events and actions of the people who did them when some of the books that contain the Bible Codes were written about 4000 years ago and contain present day events and also future events yet to come . in these books GOD commands HIS people to be strong in the power of HIS might , fighting to withstand the evils of the devil and his soldiers . The vatican is the leading ones in the fight for evil . They are sodomites , murders of babies and children , theives who have stolen from many countries their artifacts and truths and hide them under themselves and allow no one to see all of the material , but a chosen few who only get to veiw certain criteria that serves their agenda . These are the nwo elite reptilians pushing for depopulation . People on their side need to wake up and see there are not enough police to protect you from the gangs that would raid your homes or the bullies that would extort money from you for protection from themselves that wish to beat you up Or harm you . Look at YouTube videos of Muslims destroying Europe raping children and women and killing men . Running home owners out of their own homes claiming them as theirs . Turning over police cars and throwing gasoline cock tails into their cars . All this happened because the pope told the Europians to give up their guns and the officals elected by the people kissed the popes ass and did it . Now they are hopeless and their officls protect the Muslims from the Europians . I say it’s time to expose the reptilian Treasonist and hang them and remove the Muslims and force them back to their homes or die ! It all start with gun control ! And Americans seem to be so stupid , that is half of them wanting all weapons removed . To which I say the natzi media has lied to America . What man or woman really wants to be helpless against gangs with nothing to fight them with , or thieves raiding your homes or foreigners taking over your property ? I can not see Americans really wanting this . What we are seeing is a hand picked few paid by Soros money placed in Hillary’s account , and a foreign entity trying to take down America . Those killing sprees that are pounded in our heads over and over again have been shown to be actors paid to create an agenda to cause the people to turn against guns and give them up . What woman that has been raped does not later go out and buy a hand gun to make sure she never faces that delima again ? What home owner having a home invasion where his wife was raped and also his children , will not go out and buy a hand gun to kill the next home invaders to make sure his family never suffers that trauma again ? You see the guns are not evil it all depends on the person who has it in hand . Tax paying law abiding citizens with guns who are the back bone of America proping it up will not harm you unless you try to hurt them or their families . But seems the negative blood reptilians want you helpless so the gangs or bullies can do as they wish with you . Why ? Because they are the children of lucifer the devil ! I challenge you to look up the names of those openly pushing world depopulation or mass killings of the people of the world . You will find many of them to be negative blood reptilians ! Then look up what science states about negative blood types they are alien or reptilians . Then look up those in high places that are negative blood types . You will find people that are past presidents of America , Europian queen and her brud , the vatican pope and his nwo , members of the un , members of the banking elite , the head of the EU . The reptilians have sure covered their ground floor agenda . Give up your guns and they may eat you alive . Look up reptilians eat humans . You can get more personal like , the queen eats human flesh , the pope eats human flesh , Hillary and Obama eat human flesh . Mcdonalds using human meat . I talked with a police officer that worked another county about the hearsay . He stated that someone tested the meat from a certain McDonalds in his county and found human DNA in the meat . Yes it was true ! We would not have known about this agenda had one of their reptilians not bragged about killing children after using them for sex and blood sacrifaces and then processing their meat and serving it to McDonalds for other humans to eat . Heck it was free profit ! They stole the child and did with them as they wished , then killed them for satanic sacrifices . The pope uses childrens skin to make his cyclical laws . Is this what you want to be victims too ? There is a fight coming between good and evil and guess what ? They will not be coming after you with sticks and stones . You better have something to fight back with . We out number them , but they must be exposed as to who they are so when this war starts you will know who to get rid of first . Believe me it’s coming sooner than you think ! And Dick’s sporting goods is a good example of the elites wanting you gun free so they can do with you as they please . The one thing that keeps them form talking to you any way they want too is they know you own a gun and will shoot their asses should they go stupid ! Look you shot no one nor placed it in their faces , but just knowing you own a gun changes their minds out look and agenda to your agenda ! America don’t be stupid and give up your guns or your ass will be grass and they will be the lawn mower . You may get a trimming that you do not wish to have !

    • kletus_ledbetter

      Me thinks DICK’S got it in the wrong hole this time!

    • kletus_ledbetter

      DICK’S “R” US.

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