Skip to comments.Here are 5 major retailers that caved to gun control activists
Posted on 03/04/2018 5:04:54 AM PST by MarvinStinson
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.
Dicks Sporting Goods
The nations 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, Dicks CEO Edward Stack told CNN Wednesday. These kids talk about enough is enough. We concluded if these kids are brave enough to organize and do what theyre doing, we should be brave enough to take this stand.
Dicks ban on selling AR-15s may not be as courageous at it appears on the surface. The retailer hasnt sold an AR-15 at its main stores since 2012.
Walmart, which stopped selling assault-style rifles in 2015, announced Wednesday that it would raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm at its stores to 21-years-old.
Like Walmart, L.L. Bean said it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21.
Gretchen220 @GinaMar32347315 Replying to @chaputkinders @LLBean Hi LL Bean. Superfan here. Please do not sell guns to those under 21.
In the wake of this shooting we have reviewed our policy on firearm sales, and we will no longer be selling guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21.
Kroger grocery store chain announced Thursday that it will raise the minimum age for purchasing guns and ammunition to 21. The company also said it stopped selling assault-style rifles in our Oregon, Washington and Idaho years ago.
Kroger News Policy Update: Firearm Sales
11:07 AM - Mar 1, 2018
REI announced Thursday that it is putting pressure on its business partners to stop selling assault-style rifles.
The company does not sell guns directly, but its trying to exert pressure on a few of the companies it sells at its stores to confront the gun control debate.
Has anyone seen a picture of his rifle?
Perhaps, an additional age limit should be imposed.
Remember James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. was 66 years old when he shot up the Republican’s softball practice.
Clearly, the threshold for limiting gun sales should preclude anyone over the age of 65 years.
Having sat in the board room while decisions were made I can attest that the number one concern when dealing with the public is to avoid negative publicity. The people in charge will cave to anything to avoid a negative image. They don’t want protesters or reporters or (God forbid!) television news people talking about their company. These aren’t, for the most part, people who have a social statement to make. They want their bonus and that’s about the sum of their commitment to society and culture. “Activists” understand this and thus threaten to bring negative publicity to bear if the company doesn’t (fill-in-the-blank.)
By the time somebody has gotten to the levers of power, they have learned all the rules. They blend in to their jobs by doing, or not doing, what the people before them did or didn’t do. Activism for some cause that doesn’t lead to a better bottom line is not one of the behaviors you find in the board room.
Yeah but somehow Pig Hogg seemed ok with that
As did DICKs
The whole board of directors are afraid that if they don’t follow protesters demands, they’ll get bad publicity, so they just fold.
That approach clearly worked out well for Delta. To the tune of -$40 million a year!
“That approach clearly worked out well for Delta. To the tune of -$40 million a year!”
I suspect that penalty won’t make it into the final legislation, at least that was the headline I glanced at. “Deal said he intends to sign the larger tax measure, which the full Senate is expected to vote on Thursday, in whatever form it passes. He said he will keep pursuing the jet fuel tax exemption as a separate issue.” (Deal is the governor.)
The best course for companies is to never cave to social pressure if they have already stated a position. It’s like turning your back on an aggressive dog, you’ll get bitten. I liked what the CEO of VW did when “activists” went after VW for naming a vehicle after a tribe that had owned slaves; Touareg. He said, presumably in German, “They can kiss my @ss.” And, that was the end of it.
Individual businesses can sell or not sell/ impose age restrictions on whatever they want. It is their business. Why are so called Conservatives worried about this? You have a right to not shop at these stores. I have done away with the NFL, Walmart, Target, Whole Foods and others I can’t think of right now.
Correct. Most significantly, they have been advised by the bean-counters that the sales figures for the 18 - 21 demographics are so small, that the company can make a social statement with little risk to the bottom line.
...Has anyone seen a picture of his rifle...
IIRC, it is a S&W M&P.
On the list of caved businesses, don’t forget KMART. It became like a ghost town when they caved to lardass Michael Moore and gave him more than he demanded.
That what they said.
But has anyone seen it? Usually they release a picture of the “arsenal”.
This is how Jesse Jackson got paid all those years.
So in liberal logic. A thirteen year old girl can walk into Planned Parenthood and kill an unborn baby on a whim, but thousands of boys who have never committed a crime and will never use a gun against another person, can’t be trusted with the right. And it appears, the way the gun laws are now, if a parent buys a gun for the kid, they are breaking the law.
I will not buy any from Dick’s, Academy is cheaper.
Kroger’s grocery store? Really? Geeze, I knew our Kroger didn’t have the great perks of larger demographics. But I really never saw one selling guns before.
I do have to say, I really hate any store that requires you have a ‘customer card’ to get their discounts. And Kroger’s is a big offender in that category for me.
Now with the anti-2nd Amendment actions, It is clear they are very ‘anti-American/anti-Freedom’.
Before getting excited about a boycott, consider:
Walmart still has 9mm Winchester White Box at less than 19 cents/rd.
Kroger is the primary grocery option for much of the nation.
I never considered it for 2A needs.
20 years ago, I attempted a ‘Made in China’ boycott...it was very time consuming and ineffective, so I gave up.
Ask yourself just how many do they actually sell? I’ve been in a lot of Walmart’s in different states nerver seen more than a scoped rifle and a clerk to stupid to know what he was selling if under 40. Same for Dicks, see more shoes/clothes than guns. It’s not like the big Gander Mountains or Bass Pro stores.
If I want advice on guns I go to a GUN RANGE. Might get cheaper ammo at Walmart, but can you trust it? I know I can trust what my Gun Range sells so it’s worth a couple bucks more, just get the cheaper practice rounds to practice with vs my Carry rounds.
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