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Dick's Sporting Goods removes guns from shelves following Connecticut school shooting
NJ Star Ledger ^ | 12/18/2012

Posted on 12/18/2012 6:02:07 PM PST by foundedonpurpose

Edited on 12/18/2012 6:11:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A major sporting goods retailer has pulled all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Conn., according to a report on CNN.com.

Twenty children and six staff members were fatally shot Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown by a 20-year-old man who then took his own life.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ban; banglist; dickssportinggoods; gun; oldnews
Notice how they have suspended sales on "certain" weapons throughout the country, and "don't know" how long it will last... We need to let these retailers know that suspending or banning gun sales will not decrease crime, or at the least, they need to know they are losing customers because of their decisions. Here's the contact info for their customer service department: 877-846-9997 (it's a Skype number), and on their website there's an email contact form, you have to choose a subject though, perhaps "product questions"...

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/helpdesk/index.jsp?display=store&subdisplay=contact&stillHaveQuestion=yes

Please call them or email them to let them know the real majority does NOT support gun bans in any way. Thank you for your time!

Also, please drop a note/e-mail or call those that are acting in favor of greater gun freedom/citizen carry laws--retailers, sheriffs, government officials, school districts, etc. We need to let them know we are supporting them or sadly they will only hear from the so-called "majority" who wants more gun control...

1 posted on 12/18/2012 6:02:12 PM PST by foundedonpurpose
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To: foundedonpurpose

I’d like to get a few local Freepers and picket them, Dick’s corporate HQ is down the road from where I live.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 6:04:34 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: foundedonpurpose
I propose rescinding their apostrophe. Let them be known as "Dicks". We have one in Pocatello. I had considered doing some Christmas shopping there. I'm saving the gas. They don't want my business.
3 posted on 12/18/2012 6:05:27 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: foundedonpurpose

I don’t use them anyway. I have a local proprietor and believe in doing business with local merchants whenever I can. Nice, family-owned business, lots of hard to find ammo, too. You won’t get that kind of service or selection from a big box store.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 6:07:44 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Cheaper than dirt’s website went down today, but its back.

Sans guns...


5 posted on 12/18/2012 6:07:57 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Well, I boycott Dick’s anyway. Think their merchandise is overpriced.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 6:08:06 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: foundedonpurpose

BTW: I sent an email to a local sheriff after seeing an article where he publicly stated that it was time for our teachers to be armed. He wanted to encourage citizen carry/concealed carry, so I wanted to encourage him. He responded very kindly and thanked me for contacting him. A small thing to do, it took all of 5 minutes...


7 posted on 12/18/2012 6:08:43 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Nowhere Man

Just wrap red “Danger” tape from pole to pole. That should do it.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 6:10:08 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Nowhere Man

I was in Disk’s the day before this happened looking at rifles. I was specifically looking at high powered pellet rifles. I found one I was going to get but I believe I will be ordering my squirrel punisher online now instead...after I get my new assault rifle tomorrow.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 6:10:21 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Who the F would buy a gun at Dicks anyway?


10 posted on 12/18/2012 6:10:48 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Who in the hell buys guns from Dinck’s Sporting goods anyway?

It’s like going to Ruth Chris Steakhouse for tacos.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 6:11:14 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

All TV news I’ve watched always showed some sort of M16 style military rifle. My understanding is he use a Glock type weapon, a pistol.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 6:11:41 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

symbolic nonsense....meaningless.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 6:13:29 PM PST by terycarl
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To: American in Israel

Sure enough!!! Look at the front page of Cheaper than dirt website—”temporarily suspending online gun sales” and reviewing their policies...

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/categorylisting.aspx?catid=105

THIS IS BS—THE REAL MAJORITY DOES NOT SUPPORT THIS IN ANY WAY!!! Please CONTACT THEM! Repeatedly!


14 posted on 12/18/2012 6:14:56 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: foundedonpurpose
Nothing protects people like a gun, and the first thing these stinking liberals do when they get in trouble is CALL A GUN TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME.
Anyone who would restrict us with "gun control" should be banned from having ANY security service guard them, including the secret service.
Mandatory concealed-carry is the only answer.
15 posted on 12/18/2012 6:15:59 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: foundedonpurpose
STOP IT!....Dicks is showing a lil respect to “potential customers”.....
Do you really think Dicks wont be selling guns to them soon????

Business 101...*G*

16 posted on 12/18/2012 6:16:35 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: SkyDancer

Yes, I was positive it was a pistol too!!!


17 posted on 12/18/2012 6:16:43 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

That’s why I was wondering why all those TV editorials and anti-gun editorials showed a military type rifle.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 6:18:26 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: foundedonpurpose
I wouldn't patronize a Dick's store anyway. It doesn't
bother me that they are choosing to trim their profits.
19 posted on 12/18/2012 6:18:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: foundedonpurpose

I hope those Dicks send the AR’s back to their distributor because all of the local gun stores by me are sold out and not sure how many they will get.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 6:18:58 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: foundedonpurpose

So one guy who killed himself with guns stolen from his own mother who legally purchased it now means that we must have some big bans and restrictions on firearm purchases even though the shooter is dead and, for right now, he wasn’t part of some organization that goes around shooting people.

This is just a sentimental exercise and an utter waste of time.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 6:20:46 PM PST by Merta (Like Joe Jones, but in reverse, I talk too much.)
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To: PMAS
I hope those Dicks send the AR’s back to their distributor because all of the local gun stores by me are sold out and not sure how many they will get.

I went shopping tonight. Hit four different stores around the area (Green Bay, WI). I was specifically looking for 5.56 ammo and 30 round AR magazines. The first three did not have a single mag in stock. Not even an empty hook where they would be. One, (Gander Mountain) didn't even have the other merchandise spread out to cover the hole. Just 1/3 of the display rack conspicuously empty. None had any quantity of ammo either.

The fourth store had a dozen empty hooks and 4 P-Mag magazines, which I purchased. As I was checking out, I got into a casual conversation with the employee. He said that their distributor(s?) told them that they would not be getting any more black rifles until further notice.

Someone is putting the squeeze on them to stop sales. We could, in effect, have a gun ban already.

22 posted on 12/18/2012 6:36:32 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: RC one
I can't vouch for either of these companies as I haven't bought anything from them but I bookmarked them both while looking for air guns and accessories a while back. They both have a lot of stuff.

Pyramyd Air

BB GUN WORLD

23 posted on 12/18/2012 6:39:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’m outside of St Louis. I don’t have the time, but would find the time to picket them, bone heads.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 6:40:59 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: TigersEye
Pyramyd Air

Got something from them. Good prices, good service.

25 posted on 12/18/2012 6:49:26 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: SkyDancer
All TV news I’ve watched always showed some sort of M16 style military rifle. My understanding is he use a Glock type weapon, a pistol.

I could hug you. Congrats at your humble and honest acknowledgement. Do not feel bad. "All TV news" doesn't know anything more about guns than you do. But at least you are here trying to learn something.

The only difference between you and them is that they are broadcasting misunderstanding and ignorance to the masses with absolute certainty and confidence in their knowledge (at least that what they know is more than their audience).

26 posted on 12/18/2012 6:52:35 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: SamuraiScot

Thanks for the feedback. I kind of liked what I saw there better than the other site. A good looking website doesn’t necessarily mean better products, service or prices though so your testimonial is very helpful.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 6:53:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: foundedonpurpose

I don’t do Dick’s.


28 posted on 12/18/2012 6:54:55 PM PST by FishinTX (Barak Obama HATES you.)
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To: Tenacious 1
Thanks for that. The MSM came out of the gate with all sorts of false reporting just like they did with the Aurora movie shooting.

OTOH, I grew up in the hills of western Washington state, home schooled by my dad who flew in Vietnam, an uncle who flew choppers there and two brothers one a chopper pilot in Iraq and the other a weapons officer. My mom was a military brat. I grew up with firearms and learned woodcraft skills. Our property is six acres of heavily wooded hills that abuts other properties of the same sort. We're backed up against the Olympic National Forest, over 200 square miles of forest. When I was thirteen my uncle who taught me woodland skills put me out five miles from home with a backpack, a rifle and enough food and told me to make my way back home. I was out overnight and got home with no worries the next afternoon. I've been around all sorts of firearms from pistols to rifles. I'm a member of the Washington Arms Collectors and go to all the gun shows when I'm home.

So first off I flashed on the fact the MSM knows squat about guns. Then the anti-gun idiots and their statements. Okay, enough of a rant. Take care, A Blessed Christmas To You And Yours. R/Janey

29 posted on 12/18/2012 7:23:02 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

No, don’t think so. I think the demand is simply overloading the supply system, guns and ammo alike.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 7:46:29 PM PST by technically right
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To: technically right

Bud’s sold out of Mosin Nagant’s today, and I’ve been looking all week. Should have pulled the trigger (no pun intended) yesterday. I talked to the guy on the phone as a reserved one of the next lot. I asked him if he knew that Cheaper Than Dirt had suspended all their gun sales. He said no. I asked him if Bud’s was gonna limit sales and he said not that he knew of. Dark days...


31 posted on 12/18/2012 7:52:23 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

It could also be that they are holding mags & bullets in the back waiting to increase the prices as demand increases.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 8:03:07 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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