Wednesday, February 28, 2018

"We’re Going To Take A Stand" - Dick's Stops Selling Assault Rifles Permanently

 

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, both Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods announced they would stop the sale of assault rifles, if only temporarily. Fast forward just over 5 years when moments ago Dick’s - one of the nation’s largest sports retailers - said that it is immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores, according to the NYT which adds that "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 gunseller."

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.

More @ Zero Hedge

7 comments:

  1. Dicks Schmicks. I thought they had already stopped selling certain guns back in 2012 including AR-15's. I cannot say for sure since I haven't been inside one since they made that silly politically correct statement regarding their refusal to sell certain firearms. I for one will not be back.

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    1. I thought they had already stopped selling certain guns back in 2012 including AR-15's.

      They did but then changed course and now say they will not go back! :)Dorkheads.

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  2. I haven't spent a dime with them since their first bonehead move in 2012.

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  3. YO Dick's you idiots, with all due respect would you kindly pull your head out of your ass. You NEVER did at any time ever sell assault rifles. Never. An assault rifle by definition has a selector switch on it that permits the shooter to shoot semi auto (only one shoot per squeeze of the trigger) and full auto (machine gun). Now since only the military gets to use an assault rifles, the non-military public has to buy the next best thing, the AR-15, which functions like every other semi-auto firearm, one round down range per one squeeze of the trigger.
    By the way, if you are ever feeling that everyone ignores you and does not care about you, I offer this suggestion. Take an AR-15, then modify it so that it will shoot just like a real machine gun. Trust me you will become very popular with certain alphabet soup government agencies, who will take a very focused interest in you.
    Next item, if the a magazine which can hold 30 rounds of ammo, and is the standard issue magazine for the standard issue weapon of the military, and the issued carrying pouch (as part of the troops load bearing equipment) is by design, holds 3 30 round magazines, then it is NOT a "high-capacity" magazine. It is a standard magazine.
    As for the bullet itself: it is a glorified varmint round. Designed for intermediate distances (think about the length of one and a half football fields). Great for jungles and urban settings. Not so great when the distances are longer, say Afghanistan. Your traditional deer hunting rifle is actually MORE deadly than an AR-15, and can do it at a longer distance. But it holds fewer rounds (5 on average) and may take more time to shoot between shots. Can not have everything. But a certain Finn during WW11, managed to make a lot of bad guys dead using a bolt action rifle that held only 5 rounds, Winter time at 40 below zero temps. Seriously Dick's if you need to and just have to do something so you can feel good about yourself, try masturbating. You will antagonize fewer of your customers that way. Customers. You know those people who walk into your store, and spend their money. Yeah those people.

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  4. FWIW, I just took the time to contact Dicks via their website's chat function and let them know that I will no longer shop at their stores because of this. The representative said they are logging all responses and forwarding them to management. Who knows what they will do, but my course for sporting goods going forward does not include Dicks. Spineless decision to cave to the shrill demands of the progressive antigunners.

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