Dick’s Sporting Goods made a move that left gun owners furious


Dick’s Sporting Goods infuriated gun owners when they announced they were banning the sale of AR-15 rifles.

The CEO thought it’d be a better business decision to cater to the Left-wing “PC” Police than their actual customers.

But now Dick’s made a stunning admission that will make you shake your head in disgust.

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ CEO Ed Stack also chose to pull popular AR-15 rifles and so-called “high-capacity magazines” from inventory.

Stack said they destroyed all the AR-15’s they took off shelves and sold them for scrap metal.

But now the company revealed they’ve taken their anti-gun policy even further.

Townhall reports:

During a Sunday interview with CBS News, Stack revealed an interesting tidbit: he decided to scrap more than $5 million worth of AR-15s into scrap metal instead of selling the stock.

“I said, ‘You know what? If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them,'” he explained.

Gun rights advocates boycotted the store over after the company’s decision to stop selling the modern sporting rifle, which Stack said cost his chain a quarter of a billion. He thought he would receive some flak but he didn’t expect the feedback he did.

The decision to stop selling AR-15 rifles has not helped Dick’s business.

Amid pressure from the Left, Walmart stopped selling rifles and sold off a healthy portion of their ammunition inventory.

But that hasn’t bought Walmart any quarter from the Left, who still reviles the company.

Dick’s has learned that the hard way.

Anti-gun leftists aren’t suddenly going to flock to the store.

Do you agree with Dick’s decision to stop selling the AR-15 rifle and sell their inventory for scrap metal?

Leave a comment below.


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  2. Dicks did not destroy the AR-15’s , They are lying. They sold the guns through their “Field and Stream” stores and several of the Dick’s stores because 1 of my friends who is a Licensed FFL dealer bought 6 of them on a closeout sale. Since 99.9% of all gun owners are law abiding citizens , if Dicks doesnt want our money for a legal product, we will spend it with other companies that respect our 2A rights and support self defense, hunting , and target shooting. “Dicks”…. the name fits !

  3. Gun violence IS a sanctity-of-life issue!

    A gun in one’s home is 22 times more likely to be used to kill or injure in a criminal assault or homicide, an attempted or completed suicide, or unintentional shooting than to kill or injure in self-defense. (Kellermann, et al, 1998 Journal of Trauma, 42:263-67)

    In the U.S., 8 children and teenagers are killed, and more than 47 are injured, by a firearm every day. (CDC, NCHS, December 2006)

    The risk of homicide in the home is three times greater in households with guns. (Kellermann, et al, New England Journal of Medicine, 1993)

    The risk of suicide is five times greater in households with guns. (Kellermann et al, New England Journal of Medicine, 1992)

    A 1990 law banning the sale of “Saturday Night Special” handguns in Maryland was associated with reduced use of these guns by criminals, and a 9% lower rate of firearm homicides in the state between 1990-1998 than would have been expected had there been no law.

    Policies that deny handgun purchases to individuals with prior misdemeanor or felony convictions are associated with a decreased risk of subsequent convictions. Misdemeanants who had allowed to purchase handguns prior to the passage of a California state law prohibiting such purchases had a rate of criminal offending 29% higher than that among misdemeanants who were denied handgun purchases after the law took effect.

    Every day in the U.S., 8 children and teenagers are killed and more than 47 are injured by a firearm.

    In 2005, 595 California children and youth under age 21 were killed with firearms and 1,554 California children and youth under 21 were hospitalized with nonfatal firerarms injuries.

    One-third of U.S. children live in homes with firearms. Almost half of homes with children and firearms keep a gun unlocked.

    68% of the attackers in school shootings obtained the gun(s) from their own home or that of a relative. 61% of the attackers used handguns.

    Many young children, including children as young as three years old, are strong enough to fire a handgun.

    In 2004, guns were used to kill:

    5 people in New Zealand
    37 in Sweden
    56 in Australia
    73 in England and Wales
    184 in Canada

    and 11,344 in the United States. God bless America.

    Gun control advocate Junling Hu writes:

    “A gun is a consumer product, sold for cash and purchased by individuals. While all other consumer products including teddy bears are subject to strict federal laws, guns are given a free pass. There are no safety regulation on guns thanks to the NRA’s lobbying efforts. Unsafe guns lead to accidents and death of adults and children at home. The ones who suffer are the gun owners.

    “A gun is also a lethal weapon. Falling into the wrong hand, it enables a criminal to kill, a gang member to fight, and a teenager to seek revenge. Guns are deadlier than tobacco, alcohol or gambling combined. While all of these are off limits to youngsters, and although a 20-year-old can be arrested for drinking a beer, he can go scot-free for buying a gun.

    “The debate over gun laws is muffled by the slogan, ‘We need less government regulation.’ It is as if government regulation is always wrong. These people ignore the fact that the government regulates every aspect of our life today. From water to air, to drugs and toys, everything touching us is regulated by law. Without the Clean Air Act, we would be breathing dirty air emissions from power plants; we would be drinking unsafe water. Without government regulation, medicines with fatal side effects would not be pulled off shelves and toys with lead poison would still be on the market. Government regulation affects our housing safety, our food quality, our driving safety (through speed limits and safety belt laws). As we live in a civilized society, the government serves as a mediator and enforcer as no individual can do.

    “The freedom of owning a gun has virtually nothing to do with abiding gun laws. Anyone can own an automobile, but they still need to register and get licenses for their cars. Everyone has the freedom of owning a house, but they still have to watch for zoning regulation and fire safety requirements.

    “Sensible gun laws govern manufacturing standard, product safety, and accessible by minors and criminals. Sensible gun laws govern the safety of our street, our school, and most importantly, the safety of our home.

    “Common sense gun laws such as closing gun show loophole, assault weapon ban, and child-lock are fundamentally needed to be sure guns do not fall into wrong hands. Yet all these basic laws are fought against by the NRA lobby. How far can we go in this extremist view of so-called ‘individual freedom’? The consequence of suffering is demonstrated by deadly shooting every day, in every corner of America. Each day, over 80 people die from gun shooting, from accidents at home, to disputes with one’s neighbor, to random shootings on the street. The deadly consequence of ‘gun freedom’ are the death of a young four-year-old–shot while playing with guns, a 15-year-old while in heat of argument, and a 19-year-old walking out of a nightclub.

    “America does not have to be a society soaked in blood, because the bloody consequences were caused by a powerful gun lobby that stripped away our basic protection from the law. Let’s work to enact sensible gun laws. We ask for sensible regulation on guns, as we ask for regulation on food and drugs. The gun issue is no longer a private matter but a public safety issue. It affects all of us. Let’s pass sensible gun laws now.”

    The logic of gun control can best be understood by considering the analogy of the automobile. A car is a potentially lethal weapon. To drive a car, one must be trained, licensed, and have that license periodically renewed. And a car is designed solely as a means of transportation. Guns, on the other hand, are deliberately designed to kill people. It is not unreasonable to demand their regulation.

    Guns are the second deadliest consumer product (after cars) on the market. By the end of the 1990s, firearms will likely supplant automobiles as the leading cause of product-related deaths throughout the United States. In 1990, American guns claimed an estimated 37,000 lives. There are no federal safety standards for the domestic manufacture of guns. There are no voluntary, industry-wide safety standards for the manufacture of guns.

    Every two minutes, somebody somewhere in the United States is shot. Every 14 minutes, somebody dies from a gunshot wound. Each gun injury involving hospitalization costs $33,159. A license to sell a gun costs 83 cents per month.

    A gun rolls off the assembly line in America every 10 seconds. America imports another gun every 11 seconds. There are 246,984 gun dealers in the United States, but only 240 inspectors to keep an eye on them.

    There is a popular myth that handgun ownership makes people safer. In reality, the New England Journal of Medicine reports that a handgun in the home is 43 times more likely to kill the owner, a family member, or a friend than it is to kill an intruder. Over 75 percent of firearm deaths in a typical year involve handguns. The FBI Uniform Crime Statistics Report says that nationally, there were 38,317 firearm deaths in 1992, but fewer than 300 justifiable homicides.

    Another myth is that gun control laws don t make a difference. In reality, strict handgun regulation saves lives. In Washington, DC, a tougher gun law actually reduced homicides by 25 percent through the mid-1980s. Again, the New England Journal of Medicine reports that 47 lives were saved in Washington, DC, in a typical year studied, because of that city’s handgun ban.

    Most other industrialized nations have virtual bans on handgun sales. In 1990, handguns were used in the homicides of 13 people in Sweden, 91 in Switzerland, 87 in Japan, 22 in Great Britain, and 68 in Canada, compared to 10,567 in the United States.

    Is gun control constitutional? The Second Amendment refers to “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Roger Tatarian, professor emeritus of journalism at California State University, Fresno, notes, however, that “things can change over time” with regards to the original intent of the founders.

    The Third Amendment, for example, protects citizens against compulsory quartering of troops in private homes. Technology has also made obsolete the constitutional provision giving Congress the right to declare war. “No president who is warned that a hostile missile is en route…has time nowadays to ask Congress for a declaration of war before responding,” states Tartarian. “He can commit the country to an all-out war simply by pressing a button.”

    Tartarian observes: “The Constitution certainly does not ban private ownership of weapons; that would have been unthinkable for a people still living in an often hostile natural environment and where many depended on hunting for a livelihood. But a tradition of owning arms is one thing and a constitutional guarantee is quite another. They ought not be confused

    According to Tatarian: “The Second Amendment as it now exists evolved from a draft offered by James Madison on June 8, 1789. His intent very clearly was to tie the constitutional right to own arms to service in official militias regulated by state governments.” Madison’s original proposal reads:

    “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country: but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.”

    The final version of the amendment which emerged from a House-Senate conference on September 25, 1789, also tied the constitutional right to bear arms to service in a militia, and stated that such militias are to be “well regulated”:

    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    Handgun control is constitutional. The courts have repeatedly ruled that the Second Amendment does not apply to individuals outside the context of “a well regulated militia.” A handgun control ordinance was upheld by the U.S. Seventh Court of Appeals in 1982, which issued the following statement: “We conclude that the right to keep and bear handguns is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment.”

    The Supreme Court let the decision stand by refusing to hear the appeal of the handgun lobby. The Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Cruikshank that the Second Amendment doesn’t mean anything except “(the right to keep and bear arms) shall not be infringed by Congress.”

    This 1876 ruling established that states and localities are not prevented from enacting their own gun control laws–and they remain free to do so to this day. In 1980, the Supreme Court reconfirmed that “these legislative restrictions on the use of firearms do not trench upon any constitutionally protected liberties.”

    Guns should be regulated like other consumer products. Handguns and assault rifles should be banned, and ammunition should be taxed heavily.

    Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said in 2014, “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  4. I mean to be ” POLITICLLY INCORRECT ” USA is a free nation, and there are enough GOD loving and others that will do everything in our power to keep it that way ! You are on some serious medications. there are more people dying from drunk drivers, untaught children and young adults doing very stupid things because people like you do not believe in contact counseling. You dumb sh*t idiots don’t know how, to teach or discipline your young. With your demented way of thinking, you should not be allowed to breed. I’m going to quit now because your way of thinking is what is making me sick and destroying this ” GREAT AMERICA ” Just for you vasu, Kiss me lily white *ss.

  5. You DemocRats want to take away our G-d given Bill of Rights and the one you target is the Second Amendment. The 1968 Gun Control Act was a Nazi law of 1938 that was translated into English and enacted by the DemocRats only 23 years after defeating the accursed Nazis.
    The most crime infested cities are run by DemocRats and have a high murder rates so don’t tell me about reducing crime.

  6. Dick’s no longer exists in my life. I have a Cabela’s and Bass Pro here. WTF would I need Dick’s for?

  7. Dick Heads…be careful your IQ and bigotry is showing when you treat half of your customer base as morons…I will never darken the Prick’s store in Glendale, CA again…

  8. Not at all . . . The PC crowd will destroy them ANYWAY. That’s how vindictive The Left is. Dick’s will PAY for that one. I quit going to Dick’s a long time ago (their Name says it ALL). Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (KEEP America Great Again).

  9. Vasu needs a job. Let’s sign him up to be a Detroit cop walking a beat on the 11PM to 7AM shift, with no gun of course. In this way, he will learn about guns and violence. The poor misguided Vasu…

  10. Hey Dicks! Notice how the cars in your parking lots have thinned out immensely? Just goes to show ya that gun owners will go elsewhere to purchase their wares. Even out-of-state, if need be.

  11. Dick’s needs to go out of business nothing good comes from them anyway. They are doing this to score points from the democracts which they are playing politics instead of doing business as usual, their prices are also way over priced their stuff I way expensive, you can get outdoors stuff at others stores at a cheaper price. Why go to a store that is over priced and and plays politics? Hope it goes out of business

  12. dick’s sporting goods make the biggest or worst mistakes that company ever decided (EVER) within
    couple years they will file for bankruptcy and from there they will realized that kissing ass from
    the LEFT WING NUT is the worst decision that they made and before you know it, it is already to
    late for you to adjust your decision because your company will be GONE SOON FOREVER. just like
    fart in the wind ( GONE ) POOF !

  13. Dicks will be out of business shortly!!They are weak sisters and the CEO should be fired!! People like that are putting the country at risk!

  14. All believers of your constitutional rights must stop buying at Dicks. Dicks should spend their money on supporting treatment for the mentally ill. But there are other places who would love me to spend my money with them and I may have to travel farther to do that, but I am done with Dicks.

  15. Vasu,
    Explain Chicago, one of the most gun regulated cities in the nation.
    I have many guns, many of which are family heirlooms, and not one of them has ever been fired until I (a person) pulled the trigger. It’s not the gun!!
    Countless mass shooters have been known to the authorities in advance. However, in our warm and fuzzy country nobody takes action to get them off the streets so as to not offend anyone. Tell it to the families devastated by these sociopaths. In the meantime, i’m keeping my guns and using them for the lawful purposes they’re intended for.
    When I society loses its guns, they are doomed look at Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and others. That’s why we’ve never been invaded.

  16. This is all a bunch of “B.S.” with the “Words” of the “supposed AUTHORITIES”,, coming to peoples homes, to confiscate their “GUNS”. GOOD “LUCK” getting MINE.

  17. It’s enough we gun owners are not happy with Dick’s, but I would be even more unhappy if I was a stockholder.

  18. If the liberal uneducated owner of Dick’s chooses to destroy his inventory of guns, I guess he has that right! But if in fact the value lost was $5 million, its almost insane! Just think of the good charitable things he could have done for our vets, or for the homeless, or orphans, or st Jude’s hospital or Schriners hospital!! What a complete selfish idiot! There truly
    is no cure for STUPID!!
    God bless America and save our constitution!
    Trump 2020. Our only hope!! ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  19. I live in a town with NO police force [taxes too high without it]’ I live alone, 2 protective dogs for first line security. If someone trys to get by them, I’ll need more than a 6 shot 22. my ar will do the trick. Sheriffs might get here in 20-30 mins’ They can mop up the mess.

  20. YOU long winded uninformed ignoramus.Where in Gods name did you get those totally BS statistics? Motor vehicles kill more people than ALL guns combined. Look it up DA!

  21. Vasu Murti you are a moronic troll spouting totally debunked commie BS.

    NRA fought to help blacks fight Jim Crow laws. Chicago is the premiere gun free zone.

    I think you are just another racist homophobic waste of inhumane flesh.

  22. Michael Harris – Vasu-ectemy is just a deep state troll inciting people to attack each other. Deep state commies wants rebellion and civil war so they can declare Martial Law and take over completely.

  23. My clay target shooting shooting buddies and I used to spend $1,000.00’s of dollars on target ammunition at Dick’s. We will shop there “no more, forever”..

  24. I will take my chances by defending myself and family in my home with my gun in hand. I don’t care about the statistics of the day or of other countries. My gun will be loaded and ready for any attack on me, my family or property. If needed legally I will help defend my neighbors.

  25. Dick’s made a definite anti-gun effort thereby incurring financial losses of a quarter of a billion dollars, not the smartest move but it was deliberate. WalMart on the other hand just made a really stupid business decision.

  26. Richard L, What? Are you one of the PC people and you’re mad? Is that why you’re blowing your mouth. To tell your friends on social media where to start again. Do you want to disarm everyone? Or, don’t you own a gun and hunt? If not leave the real AMERICANS alone. If it wasn’t for the AMERICANS having weapons back before WW2 started. The Japanese would have invaded the mainland and the emperor of Japan knew that the people would defend themselves. Unlike the Islands they invaded. Do your history. Also, look at Venezuela and what’s going on in in China. Is this what kind of country you want to live in? If so! Go live in one of those countries. From ARMY VET.

  27. Know I know who you are Vasu, a pupit for the Demarats party. Go hug a tree or go cry in a corner. The Demarats are not real AMERICANS. Like I said, leave the real AMERICANS alone.

  28. With the all the hyperbole and bitter feelings generated on the gun issue some reasonable thoughts are in order. To those who compare us to other nations keep in mind most of them if not all don’t have a constitution which guarantees it citizens certain inalienable rights. Another thing to keep in mind it that firearms are an inanimate amoral objects that have no life of their own. More deaths are caused by knives, cars, drugs hands, clubs, stones etc etc Why not outlaw them. Also the semi auto concept in firearms have been around for some 175 years in one form or another. Why is it now so dangerous? Finally just because firearms looks evil looking or similar to true assault rifles doesn’t mean it is so. A basic model Dodge Charger is not the same as its similar looking Hellcat model. They look similar but are very different. But no matter mind reasonable discourse with the anti gun advocates is a losing cause. Irrational illogical thought is their mantra. It will not change.

  29. Amen, Amen Sherm. Same here. I didn’t put on a uniform to protect this country so that these Demarats and their pupits can spit on it. When the SH## hits the fan. I would be proud to have someone the real AMERICANS standing by my side. From an ARMY VET.

  30. The left as a group are very demanding, and completely UN-forgiving to any one, person, or group, including themselves. They’re not even good to each other, always demanding, never happy, demeaning, unforgiving, and anal. Nothing will ever satisfy them! Nothing is ever good enough for them.
    Instead of putting the blame where it should be, (with the criminals) or with the specific cause of the problem, they decimate the whole, destroying the fabric of the country as they go.

    Dick’s, deserves what they got. And the investors who put that CEO in power, deserve what he got. Walmart is too big to fall from the left, who will still buy from them simply due to need.

  31. Vasu
    Just go feed on your Hindu vegan diet and go away! I invite you to leave the USA soon because the civil war you Dimwitcrats start will be short lived. You start it and we will be happy to end it, in about 5 days!
    Your facts are all skewed even from the so-call sources you cite.

  32. Vasu
    Just go feed on your Hindu vegan diet and go away! I invite you to leave the USA soon because the civil war you Dimwitcrats start will be very short. You start it and we will be happy to end it, in about 5 days!
    Your facts are all skewed even from the so-call sources you cite. And the sources you use are fabricated in the first place!

  33. I had a great bit of fun at the expense of a local Dick’s.
    I went in and gathered up a bunch of golf stuff and took it to the counter. About 1/2 way through the ring-up, I paused the clerk and announced that I had fogotten that Dick’s had become anti-American. Told the clerk I won’t be buying any of the merchandise and walked out.
    This is great because it costs Dick’s to have the store employees restock the merchandise I took to the counter and they have a register record of a failed sale.
    I’d did similar acts at Starbucks, Target and Chipotle.

  34. I have stop shopping at Walmart as much as can……Dicks will be out of business for lieing and for the stand on guns.

  35. all that typing and all you needed to say is that it’s the most existential threat in America today. if you’re going to jump on the Democratic bandwagon and those on the left you got to do it right son

  36. Stateman Patriot- great post! Thank you!
    What a fabulous way to get your point across!! I may try that!!
    God bless America!! Save our constitution!
    Lock and load! ????????????????????????????????????????

  37. read artical recently that the fbi released statics that more people are killed by hammers and clubs than by rifles.. al;so would like to note that msm and few other media types rarely if ever show info on people saving themselfes and others by having handguns if any one has that info with verifible background please post it here.

  38. No, he, she, it can talk. It is the 1st Amendment. You know the other one they want to restrict or repeal?

    Besides, he’s funny.

  39. Nothing but copy/paste designed to dominate/troll a message board. When I see crap this long, I just scroll past without reading. When I want op/ed, I go to a newspaper, not a message board.

  40. They quote how many children and teenagers are killed by guns, IF these children and teens were taught the proper respect for guns like I was there would be no accidental shootings, I was taught that if I touched my fathers gun without him being there I would pay with the seat of my pants, I didn’t like the payment so I left his guns hanging on the wall until he said I could take the one I would be using to hunt with down to go hunting, it is a matter of teaching proper respect about what a gun is capable of doing, I taught my kids and grandson what damage a gun could do to a person by letting them shoot at targets like trees, I showed them the damage a bullet did to a tree then informed them to think what if that tree had been a human, my sons passed the knowledge on to their children, so far we have never had a killer in our family and that includes four brothers and seven sisters and their children and grandchildren

  41. Dick’s was stupid. Had they thought for a sec, they would have realized that the Left don’t hunt because of Bambi, Donald Duck, etc. They don’t camp because they are not rugged. They don’t fish because they don’t want to Find Nemo.

    So they assumed that the Left would come in droves to shop.

    They were wrong. Dick’s castrated themselves.

  42. Have Dick’s customers, or former customers told Dick’s, loud and clear, that their corporate antics are unacceptable? If not, how come? I personally was never a significant customer of Dick’s merchandise. Given their antics, is is not likely that they have anything to offer, for free, that would lead me to patronize them.

  43. A fellow that I worked with years ago, who had raised a couple of children, provided his kids with a lesson concerning the damage that gun fire could do. He set up some cans of tomato sauce, and shot said cans with 30 caliber rifles. Needless to say, the results were impressive.

  44. Well. It makes me laugh when minions of the Left post their dribble like conservatives will swallow it.

    It’s why Adam Schiff made up his own version of the Trump Ukraine transcript. Trying to rake in some people while they are smoking their crack and shooting up. That way when they come down, the last thing they remember was the bedtime story Schiff spewed.

  45. But why has “Rick B” specifically addressed “Richard L” in such a manner? Did the bit about the selloff constitute some kind of treasonous disclosure of classified information? LOL. Is this to suggest that Ed Stack is secretly a supporter of the right of the people to keep and bear arms while he masquerades as shill for political correctness? Even so, assuming Stack was in fact being disingenuous, where had he found the justification in misleading control advocates and control opponents alike?

  46. Every part of the “Bill of Rights” along with the ninth section of the first article of the Constitution has for a long time simultaneously been being eroded away to some degree by absurd legislation, regulation and adjudication.

    These occurrences have been simultaneous. However, it is definitely true that so many of the policies that undermine freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and due process of law, whilst promoting unreasonable search/seizure, eminent domain, Kafkaesque trials, excessive bail, excessive fines and punishments that do not fit crimes, are often predicated upon disarming people who have never so much as even been accused of a civil infraction, let alone proved beyond reasonable doubts and duly convicted accordingly of committing a felony. Think of Terry stops and asset forfeiture policies. Respectively those two clearly violate the fourth and fifth amendments!

    The control advocates are not so much focused on undermining the second amendment to the Constitution as they are focused on simply ignoring the entire “Bill of Rights” for the purposes of making sure that only people they believe that they can command and control are armed, as in “to hell with everybody else”. But the reality of it is that control advocates lack the capability of swiftly disarming multiple millions of people who refuses to be disarmed, so they will push for any and every small amount of anti-proliferation they can get. Basically, they are going to try to wait for us to die of old age, and then they will abuse all the innocent people we were prohibited from arming and training, for carrying on the United States’ traditions of liberty.

  47. This moron must be a left wing Loon democrat, if you haven’t noticed where your stores are located their located near open land you dumb a—. These people hunt weather they are Republicans or Democrats and even if there dems they don’t follow your train of thought, yea that’s who I want leading my company!

  48. Why do the these leftists want to get rid the firearms that help keep the balance of power for a standoff between We the people and government. Our founders found a sweet spot between anarchy and tyranny and the left wants to flip that delicate balance towards tyranny. I do not believe their phony emoting about wanting to save lives for a minute. Pick up a history book, every country that ban firearms then slaughtered citizens shortly thereafter to the tune of about 170 Million disarmed and defenseless citizens dead in the 1900’s alone. They Do NOT want to save lives, quite the opposite. If Dick’s was the last store on the planet I’d never shop again!

  49. Sherm: You are so correct! I too will go down ,if need be, defending my family and my home !No one but no one will take away my rights! I served in Nam for this country and I will serve once it again here if need be…….

  50. newhon63: I’m sorry but I am a little confused. Wasn’t Richard L. defending our rights, as law biding citizens, to purchase fire arms legally? That’s how I read it. If I was wrong, then I retract my comment favoring his…..

  51. give me a break yasu you are deranged democ rats are for indoctrination control of your life etc etc

  52. The Second amendment in the Bill of Rights was placed into the Constitution
    to threaten tyranny with annihilation. It has nothing to do with target shooting,
    hunting, or personal protection. The tyrannical left fears an armed citizenry

  53. Dicks makes so much money that can afford to destroy $5million dollars worth of guns they sure do not need my money but the local gun dealers and Larry.s in huntsville al. and buds in lexington ky. do, and that’s where my business will go!!! I will never shop at DICKS (a great name for a business like this)again and hope they go out of business even though i have several friends that work there!!!!!

  54. Well, I have Baseball teams and soccer teams and and Serious Gun owner, Dick’s will not get any business from the team or me and my entire family. Not to smart for a business to go to the LEFT but it’s too Late.

  55. Plain and simple . Every red blooded REAL AMERICAN should boycott anything and everything that concerns dicks sporting goods. Get their doors closed and then as the cry laugh in their faces and-is all over them . They want to help destroy our rights and this country ?? Then down they go into the trash pile of other companies that have BETRAYED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!!

  56. 2 Peter 2:22

    Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”

  57. Feb 15, 2018 · The National Safety Council said that 40,100 people were killed in 2017 auto accidents. We need to outlaw cars. The Journal of Patient Safety recently published a study which concluded that as many as 440,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors in hospitals. If this is really about saving lives, we should outlaw hospitals. vasu you like stats so much, why don’t you comment on these and leave the 99%+ gun owners who don’t use firearms in crimes alone? How about this stat: A recent survey indicated that American civilians use their firearms as often as 2.5 million times every year defending against a confrontation with a criminal, and that handguns alone account for up to 1.9 million defenses per year. 2 million vs 40,000, that is not even close.

  58. I live in rural America with police about 30 minutes away. I don’t own an AR but I do own a Remington semi-auto 308 with two magazines. A 4 round for deer hunting and a 30 round for home defense and target shooting. I pity anyone trying to do me or my family harm. I reload my own ammo, so I do not need Dick’s help. That’s only one of my many guns. I own several long guns, 4 pistols and 1 revolver. I guess that makes me a gun nut, but none of my firearms were ever used to commit a crime.

  59. As a side note, there is an independent gun dealer about 1 hour away from my home. He has or can get all the reloading supplies I need.

  60. A good example is Detroit, MI. A Democrat ruled city that was booming, then by following the Dems lead chased all the corporations out of the country. Now Detroit is a crumbling, rat infested mess. Way to go Dems, your policies really work.

  61. And again, the logic of gun control can best be understood by considering the analogy of the automobile. A car is a potentially lethal weapon. To drive a car, one must be trained, licensed, and have that license periodically renewed. And a car is designed solely as a means of transportation. Guns, on the other hand, are deliberately designed to kill people. It is not unreasonable to demand their regulation.

  62. Dicks will certainly be out of business if they have to rely on money they get from me. I will admit that I went into one of their stores ONE time since all of this anti AR15 stuff started. I went in and used their restroom – period! Then I walked back out!

  63. The first amendment has nothing to do with the squabbling here. We can all talk, and that includes telling others to shut the luck up. The administrator of this blog can, however, censor our posts if he or she so desires, but hopefully that would not happen except for whenever a law is broken or an innocent person put at risk of death, injury or theft (but not embarrassment or a hurt ego).

    As near as I can tell, the Mr. Murti’s words do not constitute a violation of any particular policy of “Culture Watch News”, and likewise the “Culture Watch News” blog itself is not violating any WordPress policy. However, it is worth noting that Murti delivers the same rehashed message (attributed to the special interest group “Democrats for Life of America”) in every topic about firearm policies, and on top of that, he does not bother to address any of the rebuttals to the message, which is very typical of a spammer. Furthermore, we cannot even easily know for sure that Murti has permission from the authors of the message to distribute the message verbatim.

  64. What are the chances that Dick’s Sporting Goods will simply be bought out by Walmart or Amazon? Think about it. You have to understand that many of the big corporations are against us. I should maybe hope that the firearm manufacturers will start opening up superstores of their own.

  65. I will not shop at Dick’s anymore. I bough guns and other things there. I just a target to shut my crossbow. But they just got my last dime.

  66. More and more people must stand up and voice their support of the 2 amendment. Right now it is the minority who are dictating all of our gun rights. The few are making the most noise. The rest of us shrug and look else where for our guns. We have to change.

  67. The Globalist Liberal NAZI Demoncrat Commie party and the useful idiots don’t give a crap about gun violence! They just want to take away your guns to leave you defenseless against Government tyranny! Wake up patriots before it’s too late! Defend the 2nd amendment!

  68. Everytime I go to Best Buy which is right next door to Dicks, I make it a point to walk over to Dicks and spit on the ground, I’d do something else but don’t want to get arrested!

  69. How long did it take you to come up with that anti-gun, cut ‘n paste screed? There isn’t much of it that is even close to truthful.


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