This is one of those stories I was gonna let slide. More news about a sporting goods store abandoning firearms they sold for sporting purposes because sometimes people use them to kill people. But I saw that title and had to have a go at this.
Parkland was the motivation. Dicks was and is still virtue signaling. Perhaps the most ironic expression of such in recent memory. The gun was the tool of an insane man-child who only had access because every protection the State promised did not protect the kids and teachers in that gun-free zone. They had dozens if not scores of warnings and opportunities and the State by design looked the other way.
So, yeah, let’s blame the gun he could not have obtained if the government had done its job just once in all those opportunities.
If they really wanted to send a message, Dicks should have stopped paying taxes. Instead, they gave up a quarter-billion dollars in sales so they could feel good about their meaningless gesture.
Not entirely meaningless. It plays into the hands of the folks who love the thing that repeatedly failed to protect people who will no longer be able to buy their protection at Dick’s.
The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods told CBS News this weekend that his decisions to stop selling certain guns and hire lobbyists to push for new gun bans have cost his company roughly $250 million. … (CEO Ed) Stack also said the company destroyed $5 million worth of rifle inventory because Stack believed no one should be allowed to own them.
Good thing not every firearms retailer is a Dick’s.