Skip to comments.What Will Dick’s Do With Those Rifles and Magazines They Won’t Sell? They’re Destroying Them.
Posted on 04/15/2018 12:41:35 PM PDT by Simon Green
Dicks Sporting Goods has announced plans to destroy the modern sporting rifles, magazines and accessories they pulled from their shelves in recent weeks. Thats the word from a corporate spokesperson asked about pallets of inventory removed from displays nationwide. The sporting goods dealers mouthpiece said the firearms would be destroyed at regional distribution centers and the parts sent to a salvage yard for recycling.
Dicks made the arbitrary policy change, deciding against selling Americas favorite rifle along with standard capacity magazines and other accessories amid a frenzy of post-Parkland corporate virtue signaling. The beleaguered companys CEO, Ed Stack, also decided the company would also arbitrarily discriminate against 18-20-year-old (now former) customers wishing to purchase firearms or ammunition.
In fact, he went further than that. He urged politicos to pass more gun control restrictions, too. Heres an excerpt of his long-winded corporate suicide note as reprinted in USA Today.
Beginning today, DICKS Sporting Goods is committed to the following:
We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all DICKS stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field & Stream stores.
We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age. We will no longer sell high capacity magazines. We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly.
At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations:
Ban assault-style firearms
Raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21
Ban high capacity magazines and bump stocks
Require universal background checks that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with the law
Ensure a complete universal database of those banned from buying firearms
Close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks
We ran a story on the troubles Dicks stores (and their Field & Stream outlets) are having had filling all that freshly-vacant shelf space.
Ed Stack clearly doesnt like guns. Or gun owners. He seems bent on driving Dicks into the dirt as he panders to Americas gun control industry.
Stack seems determined to keep up appearances in order to rub elbows with other gun control luminaries like George Soros, Michael Bloomberg and their ilk. Toward that end, Stack found some spare change in his couch and dropped $300,000 of his own cash on a Democrat House Majority PAC in 2016. George Soros dropped a cool million on the group the same year.
In other words, Ed Stack doesnt need Dicks in order to live well.
However, plenty of his employees rely on the financial viability of Dicks to pay their bills. With leadership like Stacks, Dicks workers have cause to worry.
Dicks sales are headed south. The stock price isnt far above its five-year low and lost 5.52% on Friday the 13th alone. Those drawing a paycheck from Stacks ailing company might want to find new employment quickly, before the SS Dicks sinks below the waves to join Gander Mountain, MC Sports, Sports Authority.
Yup. Destroy you inventory as a sure way out of business.
I’d say six months.
Dicks does what Dicks do.
I feel pretty comfortable saying they will never get another cent out of me. Not only are they pompous, they are stupid.
Quadrupling down on stupid, when doubling down just isn’t enough...
This conduct is so egregious that I wonder if it could form the basis of a shareholder lawsuit against the company?
Liberal Lunacy on display, for all to see.
Why dont they twist them into hearts, and make wall plaques with their love-guns? Lefties will buy them.
I still wonder why anyone or store would go by that moniker in today’s world....
The idiocy of liberals knows no bounds.
How sporting of them. Kind of a dick move of you ask me.
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This is nothing compared to the amount of Dick’s inventory I’ve destroyed in their store since the announcement.
They are definitely going off the cliff.
Destroying pallets of inventory.
Genius move there.
Wonder how the shareholders feel about it.
Another fuex “sporting goods” chain
That is funny: one day I was looking for them on!one for my husband . I typed the name in not quite right and got an eyeful of porn.
ONLINE, darn it.
They are going to destroy inventory they paid millions of dollars for? I should think they would be able to sell it to a liquidator, but they don’t want the public to know that.
I suspect someone will be announcing a “liquidation” sale soon.
Progressives/Liberals have warped, sick minds.
Dick’s will be downsized or out of business within a year.