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Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Hurting After Company Gives in to Demands of America’s Socialists

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Hurting After Company Gives in to Demands of America’s Socialists

Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Hurting After Company Gives in to Demands of America’s Socialists
December 05
14:00 2018

Every time any mass or school shooting takes place in America, the socialistic Democrats instantly re-ignited their same old rhetorical chants for more gun control laws. If you listened to them, you would think that the guns cause the violence instead of the people shooting the guns.

It was no different earlier this year when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered one of the buildings at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Cruz used an AR-15 to shoot at teachers and students, killing 17 and wounding 17 others.

In February 2017, then 18-year-old Cruz legally purchased the AR-15 rifle from a gun store in Coral Springs, Florida.

Naturally, anti-American socialist Democrats and the mainstream media went on a national media blitz blaming guns and the gun laws for the shootings. They blamed guns and gun laws more than they blamed Cruz who pulled the trigger.

In response to the socialist outrage, many called for raising the minimum age for legal firearm purchases from 18 to 21. It didn’t matter that this was one of the very few incidents where someone under the age of 21 legally purchased a firearm that was then used in mass shootings. They also called for banning all assault weapons, which the AR-15 is NOT, proving that many of the liberals didn’t even know what they were talking about.

If they checked, they would know that there already is a federal ban on the sale of assault weapons, which are weapons that can rapid fire with only one pull of the trigger. Many also displayed their ignorance by wanted to ban all semi-automatic weapons because they considered them to be assault weapons. Little did they know that many hunting rifles and shotgun are semi-automatic weapons. Furthermore, most of the handguns used for self-defense, especially for legal concealed carry permit holders, are semi-automatic.

Actually, I think they do know this and by categorizing them all as assault weapons and banning them would be another step in disarming the American people, which is their real intent. Think about it, far more Americans are killed by tobacco, alcohol and automobiles than are killed or injured by firearms, so if they really were about safety, their focus is in the wrong area.

Dick’s Sporting Goods allowed the anti-2nd Amendment gun-hating media to influence them and in within days of the Parkland shootings, they announced that they would no longer sell any assault-style weapons and removed them from their shelves. Instead of returning them to the manufactures, they publicly destroyed all of the pulled weapons.

Dick’s also announced that they were raising the minimum age for all firearm sales to 21, even though many states still had laws setting the minimum age at 18.

The reaction from many hunters and conservatives was to boycott Dick’s. I am one of those who has joined the boycott of Dick’s. I have made purchases at a local Dick’s store, but have not set one foot inside their door since their anti-2nd Amendment announcement, nor will I ever return as long as they continue their policy.

Consider the fact that a young man or woman can be an active member of our military and tasked with risking his or her life in defense of our country, but if they are under 21, Dick’s will refuse to sell them a firearm, even one to be used in defense of their home and family here in the US. Something is seriously wrong with this scenario.

Since their fateful announcement, Dick’s sales have been dropping off as reported by the Washington Examiner:

“Sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods dropped in the past three months amid backlash against tighter gun-sale restrictions following a mass killing early this year at a Florida high school.”

“Revenue dipped 4.5 percent to $1.86 billion amid challenges in the company’s hunting business during the quarter through Nov. 3. Sales at stores open at least 12 months – a key metric for the retail industry – fell 6.1 percent compared to the prior year…”

“While Chief Executive Officer Edward Stack previously said the firearms policy brought in new customers and sales were reported as flat in August, Dick’s has now warned that “negative reaction” could affect future results.”

It’s obvious that the executives at Dick’s Sporting Goods don’t listen to loyal, patriotic Americans. They only list to the socialist Democrats and socialist mainstream media who are intent on disarming the American people and destroying our country.

The only other thing that Dick’s executives will listen to is their lack of sales, meaning that every American who respects America, the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment should join the boycott and continue to hurt Dick’s where it counts – their sales. Then and only then will listen to us.

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