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Dick’s Sporting Goods Still Suffering After Taking Stand for Gun Control

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Earlier this year, Dick’s Sporting Goods made headlines–and lost customers–for taking a bold, while most likely unnecessary, stand against “assault rifles”.

As a sporting goods retailer, they do carry rifles for hunting and sport shooting, but they proudly announced shortly after the Parkland shooting that they’d no longer be carrying the AR-15, the most popular rifle in the US and the weapon used at the massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School on February 14th, 2018.

They also opted to raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21. The Parkland shooter was 19 at the time of the shooting. Dick’s made the announcement after it was determined that the shooter had purchased a weapon at one of their locations.

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Then, they made headlines once again when they announced they’d actually be destroying the stock of AR-15s that they now refused to sell.

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Sales began to decline, as you may have expected, and have continued to do so, as the Daily Wire reports.

They explain that while Dick’s credits their floundering sales in part to Under Armour’s decision to leave sports retailers and focus more on department stores, it is impossible to deny their vocal anti-gun policy has also had an impact.

The other half … well … Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack tried to couch it as best he could, but it’s clear that destroying the company’s stock of AR-15s and other assorted “assault rifles” had an impact on Dick’s bottom line.

“As expected, sales were impacted by the strategic decisions we made regarding the slow growth, low margin hunt and electronics businesses, which accounted for nearly half of our comp decline,” Stack said in a statement. “In addition, we experienced continued significant declines in Under Armour sales as a result of their decision to expand distribution.”

Dick’s banned sales of so-called “assault rifles” at its stores and at its sister retailer, Field & Stream. It also banned the sale of “high capacity” magazines and barred the sale of any gun to any customer under 21 years of age. At the time, the company admitted they believed the move could hurt sales, but said that they hoped the change would attract a new breed of Dick’s customer.

The anti-gun crowd must not buy a lot of sporting goods.

Hey, let’s hand it to them: perhaps they really genuinely do believe in the anti-gun cause to take this big of a financial hit.

If they truly wanted to make a difference, however, perhaps they could have put their energy into supporting policies that actually keep people safer, not just slightly inconvenience hunters aged 20 and under…

 

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Largest County In Maryland Snubs ICE, Refuses To Cooperate With Them

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Trump Destroys Washington Post For ‘Fake News’ About Battle With ‘The Squad’

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President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday and Monday to do what he does best and completely annihilate the Washington Post over “fake news” report about his battle against radical leftist congresswomen now known as “The Squad.” The Washington Post plastered as story on their front page with the headline, “A Twitter storm and its aftermath,” which takes a deep look at the aftermath of Trump’s “racist” tweets telling Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley to “go back” to their countries of origin if they hate America. However, it’s important to note that such a statement wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense seeing as how only Omar was born outside of the United States. Here’s more from The Daily Wire: “The Washington Post Story, about my speech in North Carolina and tweet, with its phony sources who do not exist, is Fake News,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “The only thing people were talking about is the record setting crowd and the tremendous enthusiasm, far greater than the Democrats. You’ll see in 2020!” He followed that tweet by repeating a phrase that’s become one of his refrains about how the media treats him: “Presidential Harassment!” The president then once again emphasized why he has singled out the Squad: “I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!” On Monday, the president tweeted the following: “The Amazon Washington Post front page story yesterday was total Fake News. They said ‘Advisors wrote new talking points and handed him reams of opposition research on the four Congresswomen.’ Now really, does that sound like…

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