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  • Dick’s Disses Gun Owners, Sales and Stock Prices Drop

    03/24/2018 12:40:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Dick's Sporting Goods took the politically correct route to placate media pushed gun control after the mass murder in Florida. They banned the sale of the popular AR-15 type rifles and said they would refuse to sell rifles to people under 21 years old. Federal law requires that gun dealers not sell rifles and shotguns to people less than 18 years old. It wasn't the first time the controversial chain had put political correctness ahead of stockholders and customer. CEO Edward Stack said he expected to lose sales. From The CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods said he's forging...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Sink After New Gun Policy

    03/23/2018 7:30:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 74 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | March 22, 2018 8:24 AM | By MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Dick’s Sporting Goods has suffered a surprisingly steep downturn in sales since promising to sell fewer guns, but the problem isn’t the gun sales, Fortune says. Stock tumbled to the lowest in four months after the sports store banned assault-style weapons from its Field & Stream stores and raised the minimum age for a customer to buy a firearm from 18 to 21.... “There’s going to be some pushback and we expected that,” said CEO Edward Stack, in an earnings call with Wall Street analysts, according to CNN. “There are going to be the people who don’t shop us anymore...
  • Dick’s Says Firearms Restrictions Turned Away Some Customers

    03/13/2018 2:00:17 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 73 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/13/2018 | Austen Hufford
    Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. DKS 0.98% said its decision to no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 years old has hurt traffic and retail sales as the move upset some customers and exacerbated headwinds to its hunting and gun business. ... “Some of those customers that buy firearms, buy other things also,” Dick’s Chief Executive Edward Stack told analysts on a conference call. “There are just going to be some people who just don’t shop us anymore for anything.” ... Dick’s said its hunting business posted negative comparable-store sales and expects the challenges to continue this year, with its...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods shares tumble on dismal holiday sales

    03/13/2018 6:54:52 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/13/2018 | Lauren Thomas
    Dick's Sporting Goods on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings that slightly topped analysts' estimates, but revenue and same-store sales fell short. Its shares were down 4.7 percent in premarket trading following the announcement. Net income totaled $116 million, or $1.11 a share, for the quarter ended Feb. 3, compared with $90.2 million, or 81 cents per share, a year ago. Excluding one-time items, the company earned $1.22 a share, 2 cents above analysts' estimates in a Thomson Reuters survey. Revenue was $2.66 billion, below analysts' expectations for $2.74 billion in sales.
  • South Carolina Gun Store Corrects Dick's on the Term 'Assault Rifle'

    03/04/2018 3:57:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Dick's Sporting Goods told customers last week that it would no longer sell assault rifles or high capacity magazines at its Field and Stream stores, joining a number of companies taking some sort of public stance in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A former student with mental health issues killed seventeen people with an AR-15, and lawmakers and gun control activists have quickly demanded the firearm again be placed on a ban list.While understanding that Dick's thinks it's doing the right thing, a South Carolina gun seller called Palmetto State...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods employees quit over gun policy … and they don’t go quietly

    03/04/2018 9:40:01 AM PST · by Cheerio · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 4, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Two employees of Dick’s Sporting Goods store resigned after the company caved to anti-Second Amendment rhetoric by raising the minimum age requirement to buy a long gun to 21 from 18. Alexander DeGarmo, 20, quit after he realized that under the new policy announced by CEO Edward Stack, he would not be able to purchase an item he sold as a sales associate. “Until Edward Stack came out with these absolutely arbitrary and insane rules I had no issue [working there],” DeGarmo told Fox News. Another employee, 20-year-old hunter Griffin McCullar, resigned from Dick’s Sporting Goods citing similar reasons. Dick’s...
  • Here are 5 major retailers that caved to gun control activists

    03/04/2018 5:04:54 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | March 2, 2018 | Robert Donachie,
    A handful of large American retail companies are changing their gun sales policies in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting that took the lives of 17 people. Dick’s Sporting Goods The nation’s largest outdoor sports retailer announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell AR-15 style rifles like the one Cruz used in the Florida shooting. The company also said it will not sell guns to anyone under the age of 21-years-old. “As we sat and talked about it with our management team, it was — to a person — that this is what we need to do,” Dick’s...
  • Can Gun Stores Refuse to Sell Rifles and Shotguns to Under-21-Year-Olds?

    03/02/2018 8:41:36 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 78 replies
    ©2018 Reason Foundation. ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 7:13 pm | Eugene Volokh
    about a third of all states ban discrimination based on age in places of public accommodation, and some of those statutes may well ban refusal to sell guns to 18-to-20-year-olds. ...Likewise, some cities and counties have similar ordinances (even if their states don't)
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Supports Gun Control. And How!

    03/02/2018 7:27:51 AM PST · by Simon Green · 45 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/02/18 | Robert Farago
    The headline: Dick’s Sporting Goods stops selling “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines! In reality, Dick’s stopped selling modern sporting rifles and standard capacity ammunition magazines in 2003, after the Newtown massacre. Only their Field & Stream subsidiary continued to sell ARs and “hi-cap” mags. But here’s the thing . . . The company’s official statement goes WAY beyond simply announcing that they “don’t want to be part of the story” of mass shootings. Check out the raft of gun control measures listed in their official statement: The retailer is actively lobbying for universal background checks (i.e., federal gun registration)...
  • Kroger Joins Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods: No Gun Sales Unless 21 Years Old

    03/01/2018 7:39:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 1, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Kroger announced Thursday that it will not longer sell firearms or ammunition to persons under 21 years of age. The grocery chain sells guns and ammunition at its Fred Meyer stores in the western U.S. Those sales will continue but persons under the age of 21 will be prohibited from purchase. CNN Money reports that Kroger released a statement, saying, “In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we’ve taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales. Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers.”
  • Dick's Sporting Goods ends sale of assault rifles

    Dick's CEO Edward Stack says the decision was a direct result of the high school shooting in Florida and the rallying cry from the kids at the school after witnessing the tragedy. "We don’t want to be a part of this any longer," says Stack.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Appears to Use School Shootings as Marketing Stunts

    02/28/2018 11:48:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Feb 2018 | Bob Price
    The ownership of Dick’s Sporting Goods appears to be attempting to leverage the tragic shooting of school children into a marketing opportunity. The company has been exposed for its doublespeak on its decision to stop selling so-called “assault rifles.” Dicks Sporting Goods, Inc. [NYSE: DKS] announced on Wednesday its decision to not only stop selling AR-15 style rifles, but to jump in the middle of the gun control debate. The statement from the company announced it would stop selling “assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles,” in the wake of the tragic murder of 12 high school students...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods pulls assault-style rifles as Florida students return

    02/28/2018 9:59:18 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 64 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28th February 2018 | BBC News
    As students at the Florida school where 17 people were recently killed returned to classes, a major gun retailer has announced it will stop selling the kind of weapon used in the attack. Dick's Sporting Goods, which has more than 600 shops, said it would no longer sell assault-style rifles, and backed "common sense gun reform". The move came as pupils and teachers made an emotional return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Grief counsellors were on hand. In the aftermath of the 14 February shooting, pressure has mounted on US politicians to act on gun control and for corporations...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Ends Sale Of Assault-Style Rifles, Citing Florida Shooting

    02/28/2018 7:07:01 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies ^ | 2/28/2018 | Colin Dwyer Camila Domonoske
    Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sports retailers in the U.S., has announced it is immediately ending its sales of assault-style rifles and requiring all customers to be older than 21 to buy a firearm at its stores. Additionally, the company will no longer sell high-capacity magazines. CEO Ed Stack announced the decision ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday, the same day survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are returning to class. Stack said the 19-year-old gunman allegedly behind that massacre, which claimed 17 lives and wounded many more in Parkland, Fla., had actually purchased...
  • Cops let alleged Florida shooter off the hook over gun threat

    02/22/2018 9:37:18 AM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    Local authorities were warned two and a half months prior to the massacre in a Florida high school that accused shooter Nikolas Cruz had “used a gun against people before,” according to a disturbing new report. The chilling details on Cruz’s troubled past were revealed in 911 records obtained by CNN.
  • Field & Stream store to send Dick's stores in new direction

    08/14/2013 1:41:06 PM PDT · by SargeK · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 8/13/2013 | Thomas Olson
    A Field & Stream store opening on Friday in Cranberry would never be mistaken for a traditional Dick's Sporting Goods store. Its entrance features two stuffed bears clawing at each other on their hind legs...“I can see them getting to 1,100 stores, especially if Field & Stream works,” said Sam Poser, an analyst for Sterne Agee & Leach Inc.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods and Herb Phillipson's returning Guns to Manufacturer NOW (Syracuse, NY)

    01/19/2013 4:47:52 PM PST · by MacMattico · 54 replies
    I am not an expert on gun types, although I have shot many and know the ones I have shot, so don't kill the messenger if I mess this thread up! My husband went to Dicks Sporting Goods and Herb Phillipson's in search of a Mossberg 702 or a Rueger 10 Flash 22, both 22 calibre's with 10 round clips and both stores were all out. He asked if there was a run on what my husband called "a gun he wished to buy for his daughter." Both store managers told him their corporate offices made them send all of...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store

    12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | 12-17-12 | ap
    <p>PITTSBURGH — A sporting goods chain says it’s suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Dick’s Sporting Goods also says it’s removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.</p>
  • Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) Earns Dishonorable Mention in CREW’s Annual Most Corrupt Report

    09/20/2012 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Baynative · 7 replies
    Crew Blog ^ | September 2012 | Staff
    Washington, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) as a Dishonorable Mention in its Most Corrupt Members of Congress report, an annual, bipartisan look at Washington’s worst. Rep. Dicks used his position as chairman of a powerful House Appropriations subcommittee to direct millions of dollars in public funds to the Puget Sound Partnership, a Washington state environmental agency headed by his son, earning him a spot in CREW’s latest report.
  • The 20 Awesomest GIFs of Cats Being Dicks

    08/30/2012 1:42:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    Heavy ^ | August 14, 2012 | Joel Stice
    Your cat doesn't care that you're tired or want to read the paper, it's hungry and not gonna let you rest until that food dish is full. Even then, it's probably still going to later dart between your legs as you walk down the stairs. That's just your cat's natural dickish behavior. Don't fault them for it, something in the feline DNA compels cats to be indifferent jerks roughly 80% of the time (yes, we made that stat up). Cats can be real jerkwads and we've got the evidence to back it up.