Skip to comments.Dickís Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store
Posted on 12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST by TurboZamboniEdited on 12/18/2012 9:24:05 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
PITTSBURGH ó A sporting goods chain says itís suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Dickís Sporting Goods also says itís removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.
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Where I live the gun departments at both Cabela’s and Bass Pro were packed.
The sales people were saying it was Black Friday all over again. We did our part to help.
Never shopped at Dick’s, so I can’t boycott them.
Regardless, I will continue to do business with the local mom-and-pop gun store whom I’ve patronized for years.
The store is appropriately named.
I shopped at Dick’s ONE TIME, specifically to get some rifle ammo that was on special and had a rebate offer. The sales people in the firearms department were woefully ignorant — and this was in DFW Texas for crying out loud — and the clerk could not find the rebate information and ended up giving me the wrong rebate form. I have never shopped at Dick’s since and never will again.
Can anybody tell me why we can get pictures of the crime scene in Benghazi, but cannot get one freaking photo of the “broken window” at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT?
There is Dicks Sporting Goods at the Danbury Mall near where the shooting took place and only a couple a minutes from where I live. I never bought much from them but now I will boycott them for sure. I go to the local gun shop where I live. They have a better selection and are more knowledgeable than anyone at Dicks.
“Gander Mountain from now on”
When I was in Gander Mountain and ready to pay for my purchases of gun powder and bullets the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me”.
Making a mental note to complain to the manager about the gun registry people running amok, I did just as she had instructed.
When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to the correct insertion of my credit card.
I have since been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.
One thing about this tragedy is it is showing what organizations and leaders stand for. It is letting us know who will fold under the slightest pressure and who will stand firm on principles.
Dick isn’t always a diminutive for Richard!
I would have stripped down...and faced her.
I was at a Cabela’s in my state this past Sunday. They were packed at the gun counter. Those folks said the exact thing.
It took me 3 hours to drive to the store.....and even with 8 people working the counter, it took 2 hours to get service and an hour to get processed out with my new shotgun. It’s crazy.
Too early and too close to home probably
Boy, am I glad I didn’t buy my rifle from these clowns.
Their prices are horrible, their selection is even worse, and even their job recruiters are snotty. And now this!
It’ll be fun watching my local GOP radio water-carrier, Glen Meakem, try to spin this. Dick’s has been one of his sponsors for quite a while.
Do gays buy guns at Dicks?
Thanks for the nicely stated humor this cold, rainy winter morning. :-)
Good news for Cabela’s!
I live in the People’s republic of MA. I could pretty much duplicate what that clown had for a weapon. AR15, pre ban mags. My pistols do not have large cap mags...
All of this will result in no, zip, nada, nicht, change in the problem of crazy people getting guns and shooting things.
I used to shop at Dick’s for athletic shoes and other workout clothes, and once actually bought some .22 rounds there, but never again. I just sent them an email telling them that I will no longer do business with them and that I was cutting up my Dick’s ScoreCard Rewards card. So long, capitulators to tyranny.
That school will be demolished next week. Flattened. No one is allowed on the property, or near it enough to photograph.
Sorry, charlie. These people don’t make mistakes.
Good for Dick’s. That just means more “modern rifles” will make it to legitimate gun dealers. Dick’s has always been nothing more than a seller of clothes with a few hockey skates, fishing rods and firearms thrown in for decoration.
I’ll make sure the local store knows why they won’t be seeing me again.
well... if they don’t wanna sell, then i don’t wanna buy from them. i’ll do cabellas or someone else, where my business isn’t a dirty word
I’m planning to purchase a new handgun on Thursday (my day off). From what I’ve heard, though, ALL the gun stores in suburban Pittsburgh where I live have had their inventories wiped clean after both Black Friday & this past weekend. That’s good news, although it may limit my selection!
Can’t beat cash and carry at a gun show.
I shopped once at Dick’s in the Arlington Parks Mall. Their customer service was terrible. I’m suspending shopping there permanently. Cabela’s is much better.
CTD? I was about to place an order with them. No longer.
They are a bunch of leftist tools.
Wandered through checking ammo prices the other day. Have to admit this suspension won’t harm the local Dick’s store. All they had were shotguns. And terrible ammo prices.
Can’t beat the local Farm & Home store for ammo. Prefer Gander Mountain, Scheels, and local gun stores personally.
Are you insinuating that Dick's is little more than a mass-merchandiser of NBA/NFL/NCAA licensed apparel and celebrity-endorsed footwear that is manufactured in the Pacific Rim but priced like it was still made in the U.S.? Am I detecting an inference that the pathetic selection of actual sporting goods (fireams inclusive) at Dick's is practically an afterthought almost unenthusiastically offered to "bitter clingers" that they don't really care for but whose money they will take (despite said clingers being sort of icky)? Are you telling me that Dick's is displaying token amounts of hockey sticks, fishing rods and firearms just to give the false impression that they are something more than an Old Navy for wannabee jocks?
I'm shocked. SHOCKED!
I made the mistake of trying to buy a shotgun on sale at Dick’s. I had to go to the store repeatedly because they were so disorganized, demanded more than the required information, and ended up calling me to come back to the store repeatedly because they kept fouling up their paperwork.
I was so frustrated (how about this for frustrated) that I felt like calling the BATF&E and asking them to take away this Dick’s FFL, because people *that* dumb had no business handling guns, much less selling them.
I am glad I gave them a throwaway email address, because they have continued to spam it silly ever since.
Bwa ha hahahaaaaa
Also on audio tape(from first-responders)you can hear the reporting of broken glass(assuming it's from the same area near the front entrance of the school)as they arrived.
So much misinformation though from the presstitutes on this whole thing...who knows.
CTD?? No way! That is unreal.
What is it you want to see exactly? Bodies? Blood? Broken windows? Are you implying the whole thing was a conspiracy? That it didn’t happen? Whats your point?
Yep. Went to the gun show this weekend with my brother. We’ve been stocking up lately, mainly grabbed some ammo and extra mags this time (since I’m sure that’ll be one of the grabs). Stopped by Cabela’s on the way home and it was packed. We happened to be off the day after the election and it was busier than that day (which was busier than I’d ever seen it before). <Although I avoid the Black Friday nonsense).
Thank you for that. LOL
If I want anything I'll get it through my local FFL. I've had enough of dealing with the PC BS from craven chain stores. Bass Pro just recently expanded their selection of AR parts. How much do you want to bet that those go away now?
I understand the laws of supply and demand, but this borders on Capitalistic suicide...
I sent them a nice little email asking them to delete my (well used) account as I won't be shopping there anymore. It's time to put our money where our mouth is. To wit, my fourth quarter NRA contribution is also on hold until they stop acting like hurt puppies and come out swinging for AR owners.
Anybody have an email contact for Dick’s where we can tell them to stuff their ban in their ear? I am so tired of this BS. I’ve only been in one of their stores a few times, but I’ll never go back.
Tell these politically correct d-bags what you think of them. If they get more pressure from us than from the anti-gun people they will cave.
Cowards are like that!
Thanks! They won’t get any business from our family, and I’m going to let them know it.