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May 07 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods Gets Blowback for Attacking Right to Bear Arms

Pandering to progressives’ post-Parkland antigun craze, Dick’s Sporting Goods has declared war on the Second Amendment. It suspended sales of “modern sporting rifles” (what the media calls “assault rifles”) and announced it would destroy remaining inventory, in addition to refusing to sell to customers under 21. Fine; customers can buy elsewhere. Far worse is that Dick’s recently hired three D.C. lobbyists to pressure the federal government to restrict our gun rights. Fortunately, there has been blowback.

Springfield Armory (maker of my Range Officer 1911 that has never jammed despite years of use) will no longer have anything to do with Dick’s:

It is clear where Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, stand on the Second Amendment, and we want to be clear about our message in response. Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company. At Springfield Armory, we believe in the rights and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question. We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans.

Neither will the NSSF:

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, Board of Governors today unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation.

We can’t boycott everyone who deserves it, because these days moonbattery is ubiquitous. But Dick’s has gone out of its way to poke gun-owners in the eye. A crash in sales would teach a valuable lesson.

On tips from KirklesWorth and Lyle.

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