Dick’s Sporting Goods in financial trouble after assaulting America’s liberties and insulting gun owners

JD Heyes–What happens when one of the nation’s largest gun retailers insults and punishes that core customer demographic with a virtue-signaling policy that will do nothing to prevent the next school shooting?

Would you expect that company’s sales to go up or down?

If you answered “down,” you have a great business sense.

After Dick’s Sporting Goods made the decision to cave in to the one customer demographic that was the least likely to shop at the company’s stores, overall sales at the chain have dropped, and far more dramatically than company gurus had predicted.

As reported by The Daily Wire, CEO Edward Stack must have seen it coming because he told CNN last week that his decision to fully embrace the Marxist Left’s gun control movement will result in “people who don’t shop us anymore for anything.” Limiting gun sales beyond legal limits is “not going to be positive from a traffic standpoint and a sales standpoint.”

He was right; Fortune reported last week that the chain was experiencing “deeper than expected sales decline” of guns…and everything else:

Dick’s move last month at its three-dozen Field & Stream stores — extending a ban on assault-style rifles already in place at its namesake locations — came after a fatal shooting spree at a Florida high school. The company also raised the age limit to 21 from 18 on the purchase of any firearm. But the effect on its business remains to be seen.

Well, it’s already being “seen.” As of that report, shares of the company had fallen by 7.3 percent to $30.19, the biggest single-day decline since last fall. Before the new gun policies were implemented, sales had climbed 13 percent since the first of the year.

And yet, Stack is prepared to double down on the policies (Stock hint: If you have Dick’s Sporting Goods in your portfolio, maybe you need to talk to your broker).

“As a gun owner, I support the Second Amendment and understand why, for many, the right to bear arms is as American as baseball and apple pie,” he wrote in the regularly anti-gun Washington Post, as The Daily Wire reported. “But I also agree with what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his majority opinion in 2008’s landmark Heller case: ‘Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited.’ It is ‘not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.’

“It is clear we have a problem with the gun laws in this country. They are not squarely focused on keeping all of us safe — especially our children,” he continued in a piece calling on Congress to “act” on guns. “There continue to be mass shootings — at our schools, churches and entertainment venues. Following each of these senseless, tragic events there’s a great deal of idle, fruitless talk in the halls of Congress, and then the conversation quickly comes to an end.”

What problem do we have with gun laws? And I would argue that every one of them is “squarely focused” on improving public safety; otherwise, what was the purpose of passing them in the first place?

I would argue we have a bigger problem with data entry when it comes to enforcing gun laws; if information isn’t provided to the FBI’s NICS system, as was the case in the Texas church shooting, then we can’t stop people from buying guns who shouldn’t have them.

I would argue that we have a bigger political problem when it comes to guns, such as when an administration purposely purges a half-a-million fugitives from the NICS database.

I would argue we have a problem with cultural rot, given that these kinds of shootings did not occur 30, 40, 50 years ago. (Related: Here’s the REAL reason we have mass shootings)

But a ‘gun law problem?’ Hardly.

Good luck with your business, Mr. Stack. Looks like you’re going to need it.

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13 Replies to “Dick’s Sporting Goods in financial trouble after assaulting America’s liberties and insulting gun owners

  1. Dick’s stores will be dark and empty by this time next year. What a complete and utter moron you have to be to cave in to the demands of people who NEVER shop in your store, while at the same time alienating your core customer base. Good riddance!!!!

    1. Dicks will always have my business and my sincere gratitude for what they are doing. Thank you Dicks for standing up for what the majority of people want.

  2. I’m one of those who will never set foot in a Dicks again. Also everyone talks about school shootings. It is a bunch of bullshit. The FBI orchestrates these shootings. If Trump clips the wings of the FBI there won’t be any school shootings. As an example plenty of info out there on the Sandy Hoax affair, hell there are books written about it. Nobody died, all bullshit and they will keep pulling this BS although it is getting so it doesn’t have a very long shelf life. People are waking up.

    1. You sir are a fucking moron. You need to visit a psychiatrist quickly. You’re probably the next guy to shoot people.

  3. Our founding fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment because they knew this day would come. Mr. Dicks has chosen the wrong pony if he expects to continue to be relevant in the “false flag economy”. It makes you wonder how seemingly smart business people can be so bloody stupid when it comes to politics. Americans know the score. We’ve seen the Chinese, the Russians, the Australians and the British disarmed and not one of those countries has seen a reduction in crime. They’ve just seen an increase in the power of the politicians who are no longer accountable or fear their people. Better a civil war over guns than slavery because we gave them away. Be smart America. They may win, but they’ll have to work for it. Molon Labe!

  4. Dick’s made a management decision. I will support them. This is no different than a cake baker or a photo person telling a homosexual couple “no”

    1. So don’t be surprised when you get a Cake in the face one day when you least expect it – especially if its a 5 year old Fruit cake! Read and understand the constitution – it is not a recipe book but a means of maintaining your freedom – idjiot!

  5. Gun control is not about stopping gun violence…its the last step before complete tyranny by governments.

    Lenin had said: “The best revolutionary is a youth devoid of morals.” His word being law in Communist organizations, all members work secretly to make young people of both sexes anti-social and immoral. Children up to teen-age are taught to rebel against the discipline of the home. Parents are represented to their children as old-fashioned. Parental authority is scoffed at. The subverters argue that parents have lied to their children since they were old enough to listen, regarding Santa Claus and where babies come from. The subversives claims parents are the victims of reactionary teachings and capitalistic exploitation. The child is encouraged to educate the parents in regard to modern and progressive ideas. They are warned that, for their own good, they must refuse to be dominated or disciplined by their parents. The purpose of this subversive campaign is to destroy the sanctity, and unity, of the home which is the foundation upon which our civilization is founded.
    SOURCE: PAWNS IN THE GAME, page 126, by William Guy Carr, 1958

    Who Controls America

    “The revolution won’t happen with guns, rather it will happen incrementally, year by year,
    generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and their political
    offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism.”
    Max Horkheimer, Marxist Jew of the Frankfurt School.


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