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Dick's Sporting Goods to stop selling assault-style rifles in wake of Florida school shooting

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posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: eNumbra

My local Walmart hasn't sold firearms in years.

Only place left locally for me is Ace Hardware.
edit on 28-2-2018 by neo96 because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: eNumbra

Oh Snap!

K~



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: eNumbra

My local Walmart hasn't sold firearms in years.

Only place left locally for me is Ace Hardware.

I know some still do, 1 local Walmart did, the other didn’t, and dicks only sold pistols and shot guns.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: aethertek
a reply to: Xcalibur254




CNBC reported that shares of top gun makers — Sturm, Ruger & Co. and American Outdoor Brands — fell in early trading on Wednesday following the statement.

American Outdoor Brands, which was formally known as Smith & Wesson, fell more than 1 percent, while Sturm, Ruger & Co. was off 0.2 percent.

However, Dick’s stock price was up 1.2 percent on Wednesday morning.

www.cnbc.com...

If it's money they worship we shall use their greed against them.

K~


Lol check how that corrects itself by Friday, and then feel free to eat that quote on toast



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: eNumbra
Dun-dun-dunnnnnnnn
mobile.nytimes.com...

Walmart too, now. Dem PR moves, tho.

The story is from 2015.
So they did it and no one even cared.
Shows you how many people buy their guns at Walmart.
If it was for my business, Walmart would close their doors.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: eNumbra
Dun-dun-dunnnnnnnn
mobile.nytimes.com...

Walmart too, now. Dem PR moves, tho.


That article is from 2015 lol



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask

originally posted by: eNumbra
Dun-dun-dunnnnnnnn
mobile.nytimes.com...

Walmart too, now. Dem PR moves, tho.


That article is from 2015 lol

Huh, my bad, it was presented in the reddit thread I was watching as new, and I missed the date.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:30 AM
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I went to Dicks and bought a rifle a number of years ago. A manager had to carry ot out to the car for me, (so I didn't try to kill anyone inside the store... I guess?).
I thanked him for keeping everyone safe, as I was carrying a .40 S&W concealed the whole time.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:35 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
I went to Dicks and bought a rifle a number of years ago. A manager had to carry ot out to the car for me, (so I didn't try to kill anyone inside the store... I guess?).
I thanked him for keeping everyone safe, as I was carrying a .40 S&W concealed the whole time.


They will let you handle any firearm you choose in the store, but they had to carry it out to the car for you?

I smell BS.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:37 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: butcherguy
I went to Dicks and bought a rifle a number of years ago. A manager had to carry ot out to the car for me, (so I didn't try to kill anyone inside the store... I guess?).
I thanked him for keeping everyone safe, as I was carrying a .40 S&W concealed the whole time.


They will let you handle any firearm you choose in the store, but they had to carry it out to the car for you?

I smell BS.

Actually, that’s exactly the kind of asinine store policy I believe.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:40 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: butcherguy
I went to Dicks and bought a rifle a number of years ago. A manager had to carry ot out to the car for me, (so I didn't try to kill anyone inside the store... I guess?).
I thanked him for keeping everyone safe, as I was carrying a .40 S&W concealed the whole time.


They will let you handle any firearm you choose in the store, but they had to carry it out to the car for you?

I smell BS.


Most stores like that(large stores with a dedicated gun section) will carry the firearm to the front registers. Mainly, I"m sure, to ensure it gets paid for. They do the paperwork in the back but will have a sales associate bring it to the register and ensure it gets rung up. This is probably also so that the person at the register "knows" that there is nothing out of the ordinary since every gun sale would be accompanied by another sales associate.

As for bringing it outside, that may be that some stores feel the need to "ensure" that the item leaves the premises. While it would be odd for someone to do so. If a firearm where to be left outside the store and somehow someone was injured the store maybe liable if that firearm was from them.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:40 AM
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originally posted by: Jefferton
I dont see this move accomplishing anything.

Except causing a lot of mockery.


you lack imagination
think of all the unarmed 18-21 yo
maybe next they will sell license to hunt 18-21 yo peeps
this is why they need a military clause and a co-signer clause that allows for the purchase in that age range

honestly dicks can not do this in this manner and be legal
one can not discriminate based on age and scotus will strike down the lacking change dick made

to do it and not infringe on rights you have to allow trained military members under 21 to purchase and allow under 21 to purchase if having a co-signer to validate the fact that said youth is capable of bearing the arms being purchased



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:43 AM
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Wait, walmart doesn't sell guns anymore?

What about S-Mart?

I almost feel left out... haven't stepped foot in a walmart in a decade, but they used to have a case near the fishing stuff.

Good thing there's a local range up the road with a shop. With the climate as of late I feel like I should buy some scary black rifles and bury them out back.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
So they are going to stop selling black cored rifles.......

These chains of businesses caving to emotions instead of actual logic should alarm everyone.....

We no longer deal in facts, and can be swayed to make long term decisions of consequence solely based on media hype and kids who have turned political activists , who probably can't even name the areas of government, and are now trying to dictate the policies there in....

The US has lost its effing mind.......


I'm not a fan of this decision, but we do have to recognize that this is how the market/capitalism is supposed to work.



Huh?


Thanks for making my coffee go out my nose.

I seriously doubt the anti gun people we're the Market buying said guns from Dicks.

Dicks made their choice.....they will live with the ripples from it. They are just caught in a PR thing as Cruz bought a gun there. We are never going to be able to stop crazy people from doing crazy things. They will find a way to do crazy things.

If they were really focused on the whole gun debate, they'd stop selling the guns that cause the vast majority of homicides in America.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 10:03 AM
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originally posted by: openyourmind1262
a reply to: Ursushorribilis

Makes me want to cash out the retirement and start my own gun store.
I'd call it " Gun's Are Us" I'd sell a pink RIFLE shaped like a unicorn with an angel halo trigger guard, semi-auto of course. With optional Rainbow sling for shoulder carry....do it in .223 and maybe .308 that's some knockdown power right there. Would it make them think it's any less lethal? It's the person not the firearm.


There is the Hello Kitty AR-15 . Somebody made it for his better half.

geekologie.com...



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 10:56 AM
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I don't agree with their decision, but as has been said in a capitalist society it is up to the business. It's up to me as a consumer to determine if I want to spend any money at their establishment, which based on their new policy I will no longer be doing. That being said I would never have purchased a firearm there in the first place, there are plenty of local shops that have better selection and pricing. Now if they had come out 6 months from now and said "we're no longer going to be selling X, because the market demand is not strong enough" I would have no issue. Yet the fact they're caving to the negative pressure of the current climate does not speak well to what their corporate mindset is.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: GBP/JPY
a reply to: openyourmind1262yes

change their name to shrimpy wimpy weenies sporting goods



No, their current name says it all.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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Used to like the brand, guess I’ll have to shop somewhere else now.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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No problem. I just won't shop at Dick's anymore. If they want to be idiots and bow to social justice Warriors, then they can watch their sales drop over 50% like everybody else that caves into their whining.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:23 AM
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Or your a bad shot or just like to pretend to be infantry or relive the old days. I can kill a dear just as well as someone with any “assault” style weapon just using a .22 lr SSS round

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