Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced they’ll stop selling ALL firearms at 125 locations across the country.
This, after they caused controversy for choosing to stop selling “assault-style” rifles to those under 21, and high-capacity magazines completely.
(See… that’s your problem. I’m not going to buy ANYTHING from someone who uses the term “assault-style.” It’s like buying milk from a farmer who calls it “cow juice.” They clearly don’t know what they’re talking about.)
See…it’s not that the demand for guns has necessarily gone down, it’s that people don’t want to buy their guns at Dick’s anymore.
According to American Military News:
CEO Ed Stack said that guns and some hunting gear will be removed from 125 of Dick’s 729 namesake locations, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Guns are being removed from stores where hunting gear and related items don’t perform as well as in other markets, Stack said, noting that recent sales rose in 10 stores where the gun-free concept was tested.
The specific locations were not announced, nor was it clear when the gun removal would take place in those locations.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is known for being a nationwide retailer of sporting goods and firearms. The company initially announced it was considering axing all hunting gear from its stores this past December.
In February 2018, Dick’s announced it was no longer going to sell “assault-style” rifles or firearms to anyone under 21, nor was it going to sell high-capacity magazines.
The ban on rifles caused widespread outrage, as well as the restriction on how old someone must be in order to purchase a gun from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Because who is Dick’s to be the arbiter of the Second Amendment? Is this not age discrimination?
Dick’s announced its new gun policy after the Parkland school shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, and it took a public stance on gun control in the U.S.
“We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that’s right in front of us,” the company had said in a statement.
Fine. LET THEM stick to yoga pants.