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Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store
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Posted on 12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST by TurboZamboni

Edited on 12/18/2012 9:24:05 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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Gander Mountain from now on
1 posted on 12/18/2012 8:33:35 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 8:37:29 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: TurboZamboni

That’ll work.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 8:37:47 AM PST by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 8:38:17 AM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about conservatives; and it lies about liberals.)
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To: TurboZamboni

The store is appropriately named.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 8:41:34 AM PST by AmericanHunter
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To: Arm_Bears

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.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 8:41:36 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: TurboZamboni

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?

Bueller? Bueller?


7 posted on 12/18/2012 8:41:47 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 8:44:54 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: TurboZamboni

“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.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 8:45:02 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 8:46:16 AM PST by jimbobfoster
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To: TurboZamboni

Dick isn’t always a diminutive for Richard!


11 posted on 12/18/2012 8:48:08 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!


12 posted on 12/18/2012 8:48:08 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I would have stripped down...and faced her.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 8:49:08 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Dicks sucks.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 8:54:30 AM PST by crosshairs (Open season on feral governments.)
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To: shibumi

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.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 8:55:40 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: ILS21R

Too early and too close to home probably


16 posted on 12/18/2012 8:56:31 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 8:58:20 AM PST by Cato in PA (May America reap the putrid fruit of the demon seed it's sown.)
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To: shibumi
People know what is coming...

I just don't know how I'll be able to go to show my face at the range without my bayonet firmly attached to the end of my AR-15. Or a flash suppressor for my .22

Let them pass stupid feel good legislation. Even Dianne Feinstein isn't suggesting a retroactive ban. It will do nothing and have no real impact other than drive the price up a little for pre-ban items.
18 posted on 12/18/2012 9:01:45 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: AmericanHunter

Do gays buy guns at Dicks?

LOL


19 posted on 12/18/2012 9:02:02 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks for the nicely stated humor this cold, rainy winter morning. :-)


20 posted on 12/18/2012 9:05:52 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Good news for Cabela’s!


21 posted on 12/18/2012 9:09:28 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: TurboZamboni
That's OK I suspended all shopping in Dicks from now on. I occasionally darkened their door, but now no more.
22 posted on 12/18/2012 9:10:34 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: TurboZamboni
Cheaper Than Dirt did the same stupid thing...

Eff 'em.

23 posted on 12/18/2012 9:14:54 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL!!!


24 posted on 12/18/2012 9:15:18 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: TSgt

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.


25 posted on 12/18/2012 9:16:06 AM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


26 posted on 12/18/2012 9:22:44 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: ILS21R

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.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 9:22:55 AM PST by Celerity
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To: Dr. Thorne

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.


28 posted on 12/18/2012 9:32:51 AM PST by technically right
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To: TurboZamboni

I’ll make sure the local store knows why they won’t be seeing me again.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 9:36:27 AM PST by Pecos (Double tap: the only acceptable gun control)
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To: TurboZamboni

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


30 posted on 12/18/2012 9:36:40 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: TurboZamboni

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!


31 posted on 12/18/2012 9:39:35 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Can’t beat cash and carry at a gun show.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 9:39:35 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: VRWCmember

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.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 9:41:06 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Dead Corpse

CTD? I was about to place an order with them. No longer.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 9:50:14 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: TurboZamboni
I've shopped very little at Dicks ever since they stopped selling handguns.

They are a bunch of leftist tools.

35 posted on 12/18/2012 9:50:49 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: jboot

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.


36 posted on 12/18/2012 9:58:47 AM PST by RonInNaples
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To: technically right
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.

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!

Mr. niteowl77

37 posted on 12/18/2012 10:02:21 AM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


38 posted on 12/18/2012 10:06:46 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Bwa ha hahahaaaaa


39 posted on 12/18/2012 10:08:58 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ILS21R
Obviously the "authorities" have had the area locked-down since the incident, however(for what it's worth)one of the networks was showing what appeared to be a zoom-shot(from a helicopter)showing the broken window/door at/near the main entrance of the school where(they claim)the shooter entered.

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.

40 posted on 12/18/2012 10:09:24 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Dead Corpse

CTD?? No way! That is unreal.


41 posted on 12/18/2012 10:23:10 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: ILS21R

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?


42 posted on 12/18/2012 10:26:28 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: shibumi

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).


43 posted on 12/18/2012 10:34:20 AM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thank you for that. LOL


44 posted on 12/18/2012 10:36:07 AM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: RonInNaples
The local Dicks had some Remington 700s and such. I never saw any black rifles there, but they stocked some interesting LE shotguns.

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?

45 posted on 12/18/2012 10:53:46 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: tumblindice; jboot
Also, go an take a look at what the price of a standard 30rnd PMag or a case of LC .223 is going for now on their website.

I understand the laws of supply and demand, but this borders on Capitalistic suicide...

46 posted on 12/18/2012 12:40:57 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse
5.56 ammo is rocking the crazy meter over there too. Latest quote for LC surplus was getting near to $2 a round. More expensive than .308!

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.

47 posted on 12/18/2012 1:14:05 PM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


48 posted on 12/18/2012 2:28:33 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

See:

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/home/index.jsp

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!


49 posted on 01/04/2013 8:12:51 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ZULU

Thanks! They won’t get any business from our family, and I’m going to let them know it.


50 posted on 01/04/2013 10:06:27 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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