Dick’s Sporting Goods, which used to be a pretty decent place to shop for outdoor items and sporting goods, has failed more than I’ve ever seen a company fail in the wake of a politicized issue.
After the Parkland shooting, Dick’s reacted in knee-jerk fashion and buckled to the left by raising the age to buy some guns and now, destroying guns and accessories that they removed from their shelves.
There has been recent reports that Dick’s has taken a financial hit after taking their hardcore anti-gun stance. But is that a big surprise? Let’s think about it for five seconds.
Who do you think is more likely to buy hunting, sporting and outdoor goods — an anti-gun liberal who’s idea of “outdoors” includes taking a walk to the local park to smoke dope with their Antifa buddies? Or a conservative, patriotic pro-Constitutional, blue-collar American who hunts, fishes, camps and plays sports?
Not hard to figure out.
Fox 2 Now reports:
PITTSBURGH — Dick’s Sporting Goods will be destroying all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling in late February.
In a statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette earlier this month, a company spokeswoman said they are “in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories” associated with the policy change.
The retail giant will be destroying the assault-style rifles at the company’s distribution centers and the remaining parts will be sent to a salvage company to be recycled.
Dick’s first announced on Feb. 28 that it will stop selling assault-style weapons like the one used in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. It also said it will raise the minimum age for all gun sales to 21.
The move didn’t come without backlash as the company faces two lawsuits over the age limit requirement.
A 20-year-old in Oregon and an 18-year-old in Michigan are suing for discrimination.