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Thread: Dick's, and subsidiary Field & Stream, make their gun stance known.

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    Dick's, and subsidiary Field & Stream, make their gun stance known.

    I will be taking all my sporting needs business elsewhere.

    Retail giant Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell assault-style rifles, as well as any guns to anyone under age 21 in the wake of the Florida school massacre.
    Dick’s is calling on politicians to enact what it calls “common sense gun reform’’ by passing laws to raise the minimum age to buy guns to 21, to ban assault-type weapons and so-called bump stocks, and to conduct tighter background checks.

    The retailer said all AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles would be removed from its stores and websites.

    Stack said the company remains a strong backer of the Second Amendment and will continue to sell a variety of sport and hunting firearms.
    https://nypost.com/2018/02/28/dicks-...style-weapons/

    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.



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    This illusion of security is going to make us all disarm, just like this illusion of financial security has caused us to think that capitalism doesn't work- that the money isn't real. I saw someone defending FRN because if the bank gets robbed your money is safe. The whole point of FRN is your money is not safe and if the bank gets robbed we bail out the banks.

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    Ordinarily I'd say this is a response to the anti-gun media onslaught and the fear at Dick's that it will adversely affect their business if they don't go along to get along, the media having created the semblence of massive popular support for "common sense" laws. But that can't be it since one of the great positives of a Trump presidency has been his destruction of the credibility of the msm. And I know that's true cause I read it here frequently.
    Chris

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    "...Make America Great Again. I'm interested in making American FREE again. Then the greatness will come automatically."Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCTelander View Post
    Ordinarily I'd say this is a response to the anti-gun media onslaught and the fear at Dick's that it will adversely affect their business if they don't go along to get along, the media having created the semblence of massive popular support for "common sense" laws. But that can't be it since one of the great positives of a Trump presidency has been his destruction of the credibility of the msm. And I know that's true cause I read it here frequently.
    ..
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    We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age.
    Because of the elasticity of their skin? Isn't that discrimination?
    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
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    ...if even one life is saved, it will be worth it. We deeply believe that this country's greatest gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe."
    More kids have been killed playing football than have been killed in school mass shooting events.

    I anxiously await the announcement from Dick's Sporting Goods that all sales of helmets, pads, guards and footballs has been ceased.

    Schools safer than in the 90s

    We had no idea this many kids died playing high school football
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 02-28-2018 at 09:38 AM.

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    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 02-28-2018 at 09:37 AM.

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    Buh-bye Dick's. Bad business deal.
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    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens



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    If gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates do to Dick's what they did to Smith & Wesson back in the 90s because of their deal with the Clinton administration. This could be reversed in a hurry. I'm not holding my breath waiting.
    Chris

    "Government ... does not exist of necessity, but rather by virtue of a tragic, almost comical combination of klutzy, opportunistic terrorism against sitting ducks whom it pretends to shelter, plus our childish phobia of responsibility, praying to be exempted from the hard reality of life on life's terms." Wolf DeVoon

    "...Make America Great Again. I'm interested in making American FREE again. Then the greatness will come automatically."Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    More kids have been killed playing football than have been killed in school mass shooting events.

    I anxiously await the announcement from Dick's Sporting Goods that all sales of helmets, pads, guards and footballs has been ceased.

    Schools safer than in the 90s

    We had no idea this many kids died playing high school football
    Good point! Also, lost in all the F.U.D., is the fact that the average age of a mass shooter (four or more victims) is 35.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    I bought my last gun at Dicks. My next purchase (which I just started the long process) will not be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    I bought my last gun at Dicks. My next purchase (which I just started the long process) will not be there.

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    Not a big deal. Demand for these rifles is high, so the supply will simply shift to other sellers. Hopefully this increases the volume of rifles sold by the remaining sellers, and lowers prices.

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    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




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    I've never bought a gun at Dicks but I spend about $300-$400 a year there on sporting equipment (baseball, softball, football, basketball) for my kids. No more. I will not be spending another dime in that store.
    "Under every government the final resort of the people, is an appeal to the sword; whether to defend themselves against the open attacks of a foreign enemy, or to check the insidious encroachments of domestic foes. Whenever a people...entrust the defence of their country to a regular, standing army, composed of mercenaries, the power of that country will remain
    under the direction of the most wealthy citizens." - Anonymous framer of the US Constitution, Independent Gazetteer, January 29, 1791

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    Who needs 'em.

    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows



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    Dammit! I already boycott those bastages from 2012... I can't cause them any further pain.
    Academy Sports rocks though.
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    They won't get a dollar from me.
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    Walmart Hikes Age Requirement For Firearm Purchases To 21

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-28/walmart-hikes-age-requirement-firearm-purchases-21
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    We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles.
    Good for them.

    Calling assault rifles a "modern sporting rifle" is a weak attempt to suggest these rifles are suitable for hunting (and thus protected under 2nd)
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    You certainly don't need an assault rifle for home defense.

    Besides, the 2nd amendment wasn't intended for home defense. (it's for hunting and Olympic sport shooting)
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    Donald Trump / Rand Paul (Vice Pres) 2016!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    You certainly don't need an assault rifle for home defense.

    Besides, the 2nd amendment wasn't intended for home defense. (it's for hunting and Olympic sport shooting)

    And well regulated militias, where the arms are stored in government armories.
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    I do not shop there . Nor will I . As a great American Patriot I am always here to help . I will store Assault rifles for anyone who is bothered by owning them .

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    So they realize they sold a gun to a mass killer and want to do something about it. Clearly they deserve to be put out of business and they're employees lose their jobs.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but are they not going to continue selling "modern hunting rifles" at Field & Stream which is under the same corporate umbrella and often in the same building.

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    How quickly they forget that the good samaritan who chased down the Sutherland Springs church shooter last year was armed with an 'assault rifle' and if he'd had, oh, say, a black powder rifle or a handgun trying to take those shots, his story would have been much less interesting and probably a lot shorter.

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    I always though of Dicks sporting goods is like the Toys-r-us of the sporting goods industry. It's mostly medium to low end equipment and clothing. If you are seriously into outdoor sports, REI, Cabalas, Bass Pro, and even Sierra Trading post has better gear and equipment at more competitive prices.

    The closest Dicks to me doesn't even sell ammo, and never has since it opened. Kinda useless store for me, even when they use .22lr ammo sales as a loss-leader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Good for them.

    Calling assault rifles a "modern sporting rifle" is a weak attempt to suggest these rifles are suitable for hunting (and thus protected under 2nd)
    They are an arm of resistance to tyranny, and absolutely protected under the 2nd.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    You certainly don't need an assault rifle for home defense.

    Besides, the 2nd amendment wasn't intended for home defense. (it's for hunting and Olympic sport shooting)
    Who is qualified to determine need for another? The Oligarchy and upper crust with armed details protecting their every move?
    I'll need whatever the $#@! I want...
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan
    In Washington you can see them everywhere: the Parasites and baby Stalins sucking the life out of a once-great nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIDEODROME View Post
    So they realize they sold a gun to a mass killer and want to do something about it. Clearly they deserve to be put out of business and they're employees lose their jobs.
    Bad business is bad business.

    They want to preempt an unconstitutional Congress and President in helping promote an authoritarian policy? $#@! em.

    Anyone dumb enough to still be holding stock in Dick's deserves what they get.
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