Might serve to learn the facts behind the headlines
From the CEO of Dick’s just published book:
“If we stopped selling guns altogether, we’d be punishing those customers, some of whom had been with us for sixty years — men and women who knew to treat firearms with respect and who used them for legitimate sport,” Stack wrote. “Did it make sense to needlessly alienate loyal Dick’s customers who bought shotguns and deer rifles, and were law-abiding and do-right citizens?”
Ultimately, Dick’s pulled all military-style weapons from its stores and banned high-capacity magazines and “bump stocks” that could effectively convert semiautomatic weapons into machine guns. Stack also announced Dick’s would not sell firearms to people younger than 21.
But that strategy did not cushion the company entirely. The policy changes after Parkland cost the company about $250 million in sales, Stack said. (The company has never disclosed what share of its sales come from gun sales alone.) For the fiscal year ending Feb. 2, 2019, same-store sales fell 3.1 percent, according to company earnings, with Stack blaming much of the slump on gun issues. Customers boycotted the company, and more than 60 employees quit.
But there is evidence of a turnaround. In August, Dick’s announced same store sales jumped 3.2 percent in the second quarter — its strongest showing since 2016 — and the company raised its full-year guidance.
The fact the CEO made the statement they stopped selling “military style” weapons which they never sold because those have been illegal to sell to the public for decades and that a bump stock turns a semi-automatic into a “machine” gun, which is ridiculous, tells me Dicks wasn’t qualified to sell weapons in the first place. Someone please explain to me what a “military” style weapon is.
Dick is an idiot! I would much rather be shot with an AR-15 that they don't sell, then the 30.06 that they still sell. What a gun racist, only banning them because they are black and scary looking, and people have seen them on the news....
Have not shopped there since they started this idiocy. Don't care if they changed their policy, never going again. Lots of other choices. Their customers can feel good about shopping at snowflake sporting goods and I can feel good about not. Everyone is happy.