It’s no surprise that the future of Dick’s Sporting Goods is, well, questionable. After all, you don’t go full on anti-2A and expect a second amendment loving country to support you. You’ve got to wonder if the entire world has lost it’s marbles. What were they thinking?
This NRA-ILA has some interesting details of this absurd decision, and some of the consequences too.
… 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. … “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 …
… 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.
Yeah, I’m thinking it won’t belong before all those good Dick’s Sporting Goods employees will be looking for new jobs.